Prominent ears can attract unwanted attention that may potentially harm a person’s self-image. Ear surgery—also called ear pinning or otoplasty—with Mayo Clinic-trained, board-certified Nashville plastic surgeon Chad Robbins, M.D., F.A.C.S., will set prominent ears back closer to the head. Otoplasty can also reduce the size of large ears for residents in and around Nashville and Franklin.
What is Ear Surgery?
Ear surgery or otoplasty is a straightforward procedure to correct the appearance of the ears. Many patients utilize this type of surgery to minimize the size of the ears or reposition them, commonly called “pinning back” the ears. This surgery is more common in children but is suitable for patients of all ages looking to improve the appearance of their ears.
Benefits of Ear Surgery
Ear surgery has many benefits, including:
- Well-balanced appearance complimenting the facial features and head size.
- No longer subject to teasing about the size/shape of the ears.
- Feel more positive about body image and self-confidence.
- Quality of life improved when the patient no longer worries about his appearance.
Ear Pinning for Children
Otoplasty (ear pinning) plastic surgery in Nashville is often performed on children after the age of 5 when the ears reach full size. Otoplasty for a child can help him or her avoid a lifetime of ridicule and self-doubt resulting from unusually shaped ears. Ear surgery with Dr. Robbins can also address defects in the ear structure whether that defect is the result of an injury or was present at birth.
Otoplasty for Adults
For adults in Nashville, otoplasty (ear pinning) plastic surgery can address life-long concerns about their appearance. Dr. Robbins may reshape or reduce the size of the ears to help them appear symmetrical and streamlined with the contours of the face. This will help improve how each patient feels about his or her appearance.
Ear Surgery Procedure Details
The specific techniques used during ear pinning surgery are customized to give each patient the results that best meet his or her aesthetic goals. When Dr. Robbins performs otoplasty, he takes great care to conceal any necessary incisions on the back of the ear or within the fold at the front of the ear. Through these incisions, he will sculpt a new ear shape by placing internal, permanent sutures that hold the ear cartilage into its new position.
Am I a Candidate for Ear Surgery?
Dr. Robbins recommends ear surgery for men, women and children in Nashville who are self-conscious about the appearance of their ears. If you have been teased because of the size or shape of your ears, ear surgery or otoplasty may be an appropriate procedure for you.
How Much Does Ear Surgery Cost?
Cost for ear surgeries will depend on the type of surgery, the extent of the surgery as well as the number of treatments required to achieve the desired result. Most insurance plans do not cover plastic surgery or cosmetic procedures. Financing is offered via CareCredit® and Prosper Healthcare Lending. For payment information, please contact the office to see what options are available to you.
Chad Robbins, M.D., F.A.C.S., is board certified in plastic surgery, and he is skilled in the most advanced cosmetic and reconstructive surgery techniques for men and women in and around Nashville and Franklin. In addition to performing facial plastic surgery, he is a leading provider of breast augmentation, liposuction, and other body contouring procedures. His focus is on helping patients enhance their quality of life as they achieve their aesthetic goals. Please contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Robbins in Nashville.