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Ear Pinning Surgery

Ear Pinning Surgery
If you or your child is affected by prominent ears that stick out a bit too far from the head, otoplasty (ear correction surgery) may be the right option for you. Ear surgery, or otoplasty, is usually done to set prominent ears back closer to the head or to reduce the size of large ears. This operation is typically done on children between the ages of 4 to 14. Ears are almost fully grown by age four, and the earlier the surgery is completed, the less teasing and ridicule the child will have to endure. Dr. Sasson can determine if you or your child is a right candidate for otoplasty.

In most cases, ear surgery will leave a faint scar in the back of the ear that will fade with time. Even when only one ear appears to protrude, surgery is usually performed on both ears for a better balance. With children, the change in their appearance quickly restores their self-confidence and stops the ridicule and teasing. This Dr. Sasson believes is the most important aspect of this surgery for children.

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