Who Is a Candidate for Ear Pinning Surgery?

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Posted: March 21, 2024

 If you struggle with having large ears that stick out and make you self-conscious, you may have considered ear pinning surgery. While you may feel bad about your protruding ears, it is important to remember that a surgical procedure can correct the issue, giving you the confidence to flaunt your ears instead of hiding them. Read further to find out more about what you can do about your ears and how an experienced plastic surgeon can help you.

What Is Ear Pinning Surgery?

Ear pinning surgery reshapes and repositions the ears closer to the head. This procedure is usually handled by a plastic surgeon who makes a cut behind the ear and removes cartilage. It also involves the removal of extra fat that contributes to the deformity. As a result, ears appear less noticeable and may also be held back in a specific position by stitches.

The benefits of ear pinning surgery include:

  • Enhanced Appearance and Self-Esteem
  • Asymmetrical Alteration
  • Fewer Scars
  • Custom Ear Positioning

Ideal Candidates for Ear Pinning Surgery

Patients must have ears that protrude away from the head. Another requirement is that a patient reaches the pre-pubescent stage, such as 12 years old, before considering a surgical procedure. This particular age ensures that the ears are an appropriate size, allowing the surgeon to see the shape and position. Also, they tend to have a clear understanding of the surgery and can voice their concerns and ask questions.

Good overall health is also ideal to lessen the risks associated with ear pinning surgery and help the patient recover quickly. Also, having a positive attitude about the procedure and the changes it could bring can help the process go more smoothly. It can also help you trust the process.

Schedule a Consultation Today

If you have tried standard treatments without much luck, ear pinning surgery could be a better choice to resolve your issue, helping you achieve the appearance you want. 

As one of the most experienced and highly qualified plastic surgeons in Kansas City, Dr. Victor Perez has dedicated himself to providing exceptional care to his patients. His extensive training and expertise have allowed him to help countless individuals achieve their aesthetic goals through ear-pinning surgery. Discover whether this treatment option is right for you by contacting our team at Renue Aesthetic Surgery in Overland Park to schedule a consultation with Dr. Perez at 913-685-1108.