Otoplasty – Ear Pinning Plastic Surgery
Sometimes the ears do not form correctly and can be of an irregular shape and/or size. One such manifestation of this congenital deformity is when the ears stick out or protrude from the side of the head to an unnatural degree. While this usually poses no functional issue with hearing, it can cause aesthetic concerns and embarrassment. Dr. Erez Dayan is a highly-skilled cosmetic plastic and reconstructive surgeon in Reno/Tahoe who performs otoplasty, or ear pinning plastic surgery, at Avance Plastic Surgery Institute.
Overly protruding ears can cause problems with self-confidence and self-esteem, but they can also present an increased risk of injury. Ears that protrude beyond a normal range can be more easily injured in sports or other physical pursuits. The typical human ear extends no more than two centimeters from the side of the head, at an angle of about 25% or less. Anything more can appear abnormal and cause aesthetic concerns.
No matter your reason for concern about your ears, if they seem to protrude too far and cause you embarrassment, this is a legitimate issue for you. Dr. Dayan is entirely compassionate and understanding in these circumstances. His life’s work has been given to surgically correcting cosmetic deformities and problems to help his patients live their best life.
Protruding Ear Correction in Reno
Your protruding ear correction in Reno/Tahoe from Dr. Dayan is performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia. During your consultation, he will examine your ears and perform measurements, as well as take into consideration your head size, facial characteristics and other aesthetic markers. He and his team will then share with you how the procedure can make the necessary corrections to one or both ears to produce the natural-looking results you desire.
You will return home the same day after your surgery with detailed aftercare instructions from Dr. Dayan. Any discomfort should be alleviated with OTC pain medications. You will likely wear a bandage/headband for several days and while sleeping for at least a month. Dr. Dayan typically recommends that you allow 7-10 days for healing before returning to work or school, and avoid strenuous activities for at least a month.
You can enjoy natural-looking ears after protruding ear correction surgery from Dr. Erez Dayan. Contact Avance Plastic Surgery Institute in Reno/Tahoe, NV, for a consultation, during which you can discuss your concerns and get more information on the surgical options available.