Ear Pinning Surgery (Otoplasty) in Miami, FL
Outward pointing ears can be a source of embarrassment or bullying for both children and adults. This can lead to long-lasting self-esteem issues and a generally negative self-image. Ear pinning surgery is a truly life-changing procedure that repositions the ears back and closer to the sides of the head, providing a natural look and a rewarding boost in confidence.
What is ear pinning surgery?
Ear pinning surgery is a cosmetic procedure used to reposition the ears closer to the sides of the head. Ears that protrude outward more than normal can be “pinned back” by making a small incision behind the ear and removing a small amount of cartilage to change their position. Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini is able to create a well-balanced, natural appearance of the ears using this minimally invasive surgery.
Am I a good candidate for ear pinning surgery?
Children, teens, and adults can all benefit from the emotional benefits that ear pinning surgery often provides. Those who are self-conscious about the looks of their ears or are bullied about their appearance may struggle with low self-confidence and self-esteem issues. Ear pinning surgery can help to reposition the ears to a more normal position, improving a person’s overall self-image and quality of life.
What to expect during your ear pinning surgery
Otoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that provides immediate results and typically requires only about a week for recovery before returning to work or school. You or your child undergoing surgery will need to avoid NSAIDs (aspirin, Advil® or ibuprofen, or Aleve®) for 10 days before surgery.
Surgery will take roughly one hour, after which Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini will provide a soft, velcro headband to be worn day and night over the ears for the initial week of recovery. We also recommend continuing to wear this headband for the following couple weeks while sleeping to provide support for the tissues to fully heal. Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini will provide you with her personal cell number in case any questions or concerns arise during your recovery.
The results of ear pinning surgery are immediately noticeable. Your ears will be positioned more closely to the sides of your head for a natural, well-balanced appearance. We love seeing the look in our patient’s eyes when first seeing the results of their otoplasty, but it is the long-lasting boost in their self-confidence that makes this such a rewarding procedure.
Ready for your ear surgery consultation?
If you or your child is self-conscious or unhappy with the look of outward protruding ears, we would love to discuss your options and answer any questions or concerns you may have. Give us a call at 305.939.4532 to schedule a private otoplasty consultation with board certified cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Victoria Karlinsky-Bellini. VK Cosmetic Surgical Arts is located in the Bay Harbor Islands in beautiful Miami-Dade County, Florida.