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Ear pinning, also called ear surgery or Otoplasty, is a surgical procedure that corrects protruding ears. Most people have prominent ears due to excessive ear cartilage or underdeveloped antihelical folds. While there are no functional problems associated with protruding ears, it can cause lower self-confidence and reduced self-esteem. 

During an ear pinning procedure, the position of the ears is adjusted to make the ears more balanced compared to the face. Every procedure is customized to ensure that the ears match the rest of the face. This permanent change can cause a big confidence boost in adult and youth patients alike. 

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What is Otoplasty?

Otoplasty is a surgical procedure aimed at reshaping and repositioning the ears. It is commonly performed to correct protruding ears or address congenital deformities that affect the shape and position of the ears. Otoplasty can create a more balanced and proportionate look, helping you regain confidence in your appearance.

Types of Otoplasty

  • Traditional Otoplasty: This technique involves making incisions behind the ear to access and reshape the cartilage. The surgeon will carefully sculpt the cartilage and position the ears closer to the head for a more natural appearance.
  • Minimal Incision Otoplasty: Also known as scarless otoplasty, this approach utilizes smaller incisions and specialized sutures to reshape the ears. This technique is ideal for patients with mild to moderate ear protrusion and minimal excess cartilage.

Symptoms, Causes, and Diagnosis

Do you experience any of the following concerns with your ears?

  • Protruding or prominent ears
  • Asymmetry or misshapen appearance
  • Congenital deformities

These symptoms can be caused by a variety of factors, including genetics, developmental issues, or trauma. During your consultation at Qazi Cosmetic Center, our expert surgeons will evaluate your concerns, discuss your desired outcome, and provide a thorough diagnosis to determine if otoplasty is the right solution for you.

Treatment Options

At Qazi Cosmetic Center, we offer advanced and comprehensive treatment options to address your specific ear concerns. Our board-certified plastic surgeons utilize cutting-edge techniques to ensure natural-looking results and patient satisfaction.

Treatment options may include:

  • Reshaping and repositioning the ears
  • Correcting asymmetry and misshapen appearance
  • Enhancing the natural contours of the ears
  • Reducing ear protrusion

Our experienced surgeons will guide you through the entire process, explaining each step and customizing the procedure to achieve your desired otoplasty goals.

What Can Otoplasty Do for You?

Otoplasty can have a transformative impact on your appearance and self-confidence. By addressing protruding or misshapen ears, otoplasty can:

  • Create a more balanced and proportionate facial appearance
  • Boost self-esteem and confidence
  • Improve facial symmetry
  • Enhance the natural contours of the ears
  • Restore harmony and balance to the face

Our expert surgeons at Qazi Cosmetic Center are dedicated to helping you achieve your desired results, providing exceptional care and support throughout your otoplasty journey.

Your Otoplasty Surgery

During your otoplasty surgery at Qazi Cosmetic Center, you will be in the hands of our skilled surgeons and caring medical staff. The procedure typically involves the following steps:

  • Anesthesia: You will receive either local or general anesthesia to ensure your comfort throughout the surgery.
  • Incisions: The surgeon will make discreet incisions behind the ears or within the natural creases to minimize visible scarring.
  • Cartilage Reshaping: The cartilage will be sculpted and repositioned to achieve the desired shape and position of the ears.
  • Incision Closure: The incisions will be meticulously closed to promote proper healing and minimize scarring.

Rest assured, our team at Qazi Cosmetic Center is committed to your safety, comfort, and successful outcomes.

Your Recovery and Beyond

After your otoplasty surgery, you will receive detailed post-operative instructions to facilitate a smooth and comfortable recovery process. It is normal to experience some swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort, which can be managed with prescribed medications. Our team will schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your progress and provide any necessary support during your recovery.

As your ears heal, you will gradually witness the transformation and enjoy the benefits of your otoplasty procedure. With the improved appearance of your ears, you will regain confidence and experience a renewed sense of self.

Trust Qazi Cosmetic Center for the Best Ear Surgery in Orange County

When searching for the “best ear surgery in Orange County,” trust Qazi Cosmetic Center to provide exceptional otoplasty services. Our specialized clinic in Newport Beach combines expertise, personalized care, and state-of-the-art technology to deliver outstanding results.

Contact Qazi Cosmetic Center today to schedule your consultation and begin your journey to enhanced ear aesthetics and increased self-assurance with otoplasty in Orange County. You can also call or text us at (949) 336-7293 for more information.

Ear Pinning – Frequently Asked Questions

Oversized or protruding ears is one of the most common birth abnormalities. If the ears protrude from the lobes, creating elongated earlobes, then a surgeon will need to go in and reduce the side of the earlobes. For most patients, their protruding ears are caused by a buildup of cartilage on or behind the ears,  which causes the ears to stick out. The ears naturally grow in size as people age, but children can also be born with larger than normal ears.

There is no non-surgical, permanent solution for protruding ears. Certain surgical techniques use minimal incisions in order to reduce scarring and shorten the recovery time. There are products, like ear tape, which can be used daily to temporarily pin back the ears. Dr. Qazi recommends ear pinning surgery as a permanent solution to protruding ears.

A good candidate for ear pinning surgery is anyone who feels embarrassed about their large or protruding ears and is prepared to undergo surgery to fix them. The best candidates are individuals who are in good physical health, are able to take some time off for the surgery, and who have realistic expectations for the procedure.

Ear pinning is usually performed under local anesthesia to prevent the patient from feeling any pain. After the surgery, the treatment area may feel sore or itchy.Any discomfort can be managed with a prescribed pain killer, over-the-counter medications, and by applying a cold compress to the ears.

Patients are discharged with bandages wrapped around the head to protect the treated area. Once the bandages come off, patients must wear a support headband for 2 weeks.

After 2 weeks, patients are normally able to return to their normal activities, including work or school. Normal exercise can also resume. Dr. Qazi recommends that patients avoid contact sports, such as football, wrestling, or boxing for at least a month after the surgery.

Ear pinning surgery is performed differently depending on the patients, their unique cosmetic concern, and the cause of their protruding ears. In most cases, prominent ears are caused by extra cartilage. For such patients, your surgeon will remove the extra cartilage from behind the ears and secure the ears into a position closer to the head. 

When prominent ears are caused by another factor, such as cartilage buildup on the ears themselves, then the surgical team will need to resize the ears.

Yes, the results of ear pinning surgery are permanent.

Ear pinning is a common and straightforward surgery that comes with relatively few side effects. Possible ear pinning complications include: asymmetry of the ears, overcorrection, changes in sensation near the ears, hematoma, scarring, and poor wound healing.

Patients are required to quit smoking several weeks before the surgery. It is recommended that patients avoid taking blood thinners, as well as alcohol, coffee, and certain herbal treatments because these can increase bruising and excess bleeding. On the day of the surgery, patients will need to not eat or drink anything for several hours before the procedure.

Schedule a consultation at Qazi Cosmetic Clinic to learn more about ear pinning. During a consultation, Dr. Qazi determines if patients are a good candidate for ear pinning and will make a specific recommendation.

There is no upper age limit to ear pinning surgery as long as the patient is physically healthy. Some children and teens undergo ear pinning to treat their protruding ears. Most children who get ear pinning are between the ages of 4 and 14 years old. While the procedure is safe for kids and teens, it is important to evaluate their mental, emotional, and physical ability to handle the surgery and the recovery. That decision should be made by the parents and the child’s pediatrician, with input from the surgical team.

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