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What is Ear Pinning?

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Rejuvenating Your Earlobes

Whether you were born with sagging earlobes or they’ve fallen over time due to heavy jewelry, patients who have insecurities about the shape of their earlobes should know that there are reconstructive options available to them. Keep reading to learn more about how Dr. Kutty can correct your earlobes at Luxe Plastic Surgery.

What is an Otoplasty?

An otoplasty, also known as ‘ear pinning,’ is a surgical procedure that can rejuvenate and reshape your earlobes. For patients who struggle with larger-than-normal ears and earlobe deformities, this procedure can draw protruding ears closer to the sides of the face for a more youthful appearance.

At Luxe Plastic Surgery, we understand that each of our patients’ appearances is different, which is why we can use this treatment to resolve many different earlobe concerns, including:

  • Protruding ears
  • Ears that bend over
  • Misaligned ears
  • Microtia
  • Constricted ears

Otoplasty Procedures on Adults

Otoplasty candidacy requirements for teenagers and adults include:

  • Good current overall health.
  • No life-threatening illnesses or conditions that affect healing.
  • Nonsmokers or those who can quit for a significant amount of time before, during, and after.
  • Those who understand the procedure and have realistic expectations.

Otoplasty Procedures on Children

In addition to being performed on adults, children with sagging earlobes may also be a candidate for this operation.

Otoplasty candidacy requirements for children include:

  • Good current health.
  • At least five years old for stable cartilage.
  • No life-threatening illnesses or conditions.
  • No untreated chronic ear infections.
  • Ability to communicate their opinions and understand the procedure.

Ear Pinning Surgeries in Sugarland

The risks for ear pinning procedures are typically very low, making the operation safe for both many children and adults. Dr. Kutty will make an incision just behind the ear in the region where the ear joins the head. Then, he will remove some cartilage and skin, working to shape it into a more desirable form. Permanent sutures are needed to secure the cartilage so the ear can heal in the intended position.

Most patients make a full recovery within two weeks, though you may need to adjust the way you sleep and wear a comfortable headband to keep the ear in place.

To book your ear pinning consultation with Dr. Kutty, contact our staff at (281) 815-2277 or visit us online.

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