When a person does not feel good about their appearance, they can begin to experience low self-esteem. This low self-esteem is made even worse when a person is made fun of for their appearance. This is especially true for children who have something about their appearance that others pick on. It is not uncommon for children to make fun of a child who has ears that are large, stick out or in some other way are different from others. Otoplasty, or cosmetic ear surgery, can be just the thing that is needed to not only help a person feel great about their appearance, but also help stop all the teasing and bullying.
Cosmetic ear surgery is available in a variety of forms. One of the most popular forms of cosmetic ear surgery is ear pinning. This helps to bring back ears that stick out too far from the head. Cosmetic ear surgery also includes reshaping ears and changing the size of the ears.
Ear pinning and other forms of cosmetic ear surgery are performed by our board-certified plastic surgeon as an outpatient procedure at our office. It is performed under general anesthesia or IV sedation. Any scarring will not be visible due to the skillful way that the procedure is performed. If the ears stick out, they will be rotated backward.
After the ear pinning surgery, you are not likely to experience much discomfort. However, the ears will be pretty sensitive for about three weeks after the procedure. As long as you take care of your ears and follow Dr. Tarola’s post-care instructions after surgery, there are very few risks that are associated with ear pinning, or otoplasty. It is a safe and satisfying operation.
Ear pinning and other forms of cosmetic ear surgery have really proved to be a lifesaver for individuals who feel self-conscious about their appearance or who are the target of mean comments and bullying because their ears protrude. Ear pinning has been able to safely and effectively help children and adults say goodbye to protruding ears.
If you would like to find out if this procedure is right for you or one of your children, set up a consultation at Tarola Plastic Surgery to see what surgical options are available. We have offices conveniently located in Murfreesboro and Hendersonville. Our team of medical professionals will be happy to address your questions and concerns as we determine if ear pinning surgery can benefit you. Contact us today to schedule your appointment to learn more.