Ear Pinning Surgery in PA
Ear pinning surgery can help patients whose ears appear to stick out or are overly large. Prominent ears can attract unwanted attention that can potentially harm a person’s self-image. Otoplasty, also called “ear pinning,” with board certified Reading, Pennsylvania plastic surgeon Dr. Brian Reedy can set prominent ears back closer to the head or reduce the size of large ears.
For the most part, the operation is done on children between the ages of four and 14. Ears are almost fully grown by age four, and the earlier the surgery, the less teasing and ridicule the child will have to endure. Ear surgery with Dr. Reedy can also address defects in the ear structure, whether that defect is the result of an injury or was present at birth.
Otoplasty for Children
Otoplasty for children is usually performed under general anesthesia, administered by a board certified MD anesthesiologist. In many cases, adult otoplasty can be performed using local anesthesia. Dr. Reedy will go over the details of otoplasty during an initial consultation, as the exact procedure may vary depending on yours or your child’s needs.
Otoplasty for Adults
Ear surgery on adults is also possible, and there are generally no additional risks associated with ear surgery on an older patient. For adults in Berks county, otoplasty can address life-long concerns about their appearance. Dr. Reedy may reshape or reduce the size of the ears to help them appear symmetrical and streamlined with the contours of the face, helping to improve how each patient feels about his or her appearance.
Dr. Reedy takes great care to conceal any necessary incisions on the back of the ear or within the fold at the front of the ear. During the procedure, he will place internal, permanent sutures to give the cartilage its new shape.
Berks plastic surgeons Dr. Reedy and Dr. Fernandez specialize in cosmetic procedures intended to enhance your self-image and self-confidence. Contact us today to schedule your complimentary consultation.