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Otoplasty (Ear Surgery, Pinning, and Reshaping) - Greater Atlanta Area*

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About Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)

Ear surgery (also called otoplasty or ear pinning) can address a number of ear issues, such as ears that stick out too much, are misaligned, or are misshapen. At Y Plastic Surgery, prominent ears that are too large and disproportionate for the face can be successfully reshaped and repaired. With otoplasty, double-board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Asaf Yalif can not only improve the ears’ cosmetic appearance, but also alleviate feelings of anxiety, restore confidence, and improve self-image for adults and children as young as five or six.

Ideal Candidates

The best candidates for ear reconstruction surgery:

  • Have prominent, sticking out, misaligned, misshapen, or disproportionate ears
  • Are adults or children as young as five or six who wish to correct abnormalities
  • Have anxiety about the look of their ears
  • Desire a long-term solution
  • Desire a natural look

What to Expect

During this outpatient surgery, the patient will be under either general anesthesia or a lighter sedation known as “twilight” anesthesia, and an incision will be made in the folds of the ear. Dr. Yalif will be able to manipulate the cartilage and skin, reshaping the ear. For overly large ears, the extraneous cartilage and skin can be removed. If the ears are misaligned, he will stitch the ears evenly and in the most appropriate position. After surgery, the incisions will be sutured closed. Since the incisions are made in the natural creases of the ear, there will be no visible scarring. The surgery typically takes around two hours to complete.

Anticipated Results

Following ear surgery, the ears will be dressed to provide protection. The dressing will remain in place for around five days for children, and two days for adults. There’s little pain or discomfort associated with otoplasty, but patients can expect some tenderness and swelling. It’s crucial that pediatric patients not touch or bother their ears while they are healing. Results are long-term and will provide years of positive benefits for patients.

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Transform Your Ears Today

Anxiety about your ears as an adult or harassment and bullying at school by classmates as a child can have profound negative effects on self-esteem and self-image. However, otoplasty can vastly improve a patient’s appearance and confidence. To learn more about reshaping your own or your child’s ears, give us a call today at (678) 783-8024 to schedule a free consultation at one of our offices, all of which are conveniently located in the greater Atlanta area.

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