Anyone who spent their childhood and teen years with protruding ears knows how mean kids can be. Sadly, they have likely been teased due to their ears. Many people are born with ears that tend to protrude or seem disproportionately large for their head. While their ears may work perfectly, the appearance of large or protruding ears can be embarrassing. Dr. Gary Linkov at City Facial Plastics, can remedy this condition with an otoplasty, or ear pinning procedure.
Few people receive compliments on beautifully shaped ears, but if ears seem too large or misshapen, people tend to notice. When the angle between the top of the ear and scalp is too wide, the ears can protrude. The fold position on the top of the ear contour can cause ears to appear larger. Whatever the case, if your ears are disproportionate, you may feel self-conscious about your appearance. Otoplasty, or ear pinning surgery, can address this issue in both children and adults. This procedure is available through Dr. Linkov at our clinic in NYC.
Otoplasty for Protruding Ears
Otoplasty, or ear pinning, is ear surgery designed to address protruding or large ears. This procedure is commonly performed on both children and adults. Otoplasty can make a dramatic change in the lives of children who may endure teasing and embarrassment from peers. This procedure can be done in our office under local anesthesia for adults. The operation typically consists of an incision behind the ear with the manipulation of cartilage to position the ear closer to the head. The result is a less prominent and more aesthetically pleasing appearance of one’s ears.
Otoplasty can be performed on children at about six years of age or older or on adults who are ready to finally address his/her protruding ear issue. Contact City Facial Plastics in Manhattan to schedule your consultation with Dr. Linkov. Find out about the best options to change the shape or position of your ears.