Expert Ear Shaping (Ear Pinning) Surgery in Nashville, Tennessee
The ears are an important component of the face. People with large or protruding ears are sometimes bothered by the aesthetic image. Ear sculpting, sometimes referred to as “ear pinning” is a cosmetic procedure available for children, men, and women who are not happy with the size, shape or the position of their ears. Large or protruding ears are a common problem that can cause people to be self-conscious or uncomfortable about their appearance.
If you are concerned about your facial appearance and would like to improve the appearance of your ears, schedule a confidential consultation with Dr. Mark A. Clymer.
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM EAR SCULPTING (OTOPLASTY)?
Ear surgery (otoplasty), is usually performed to:
- Set prominent ears back closer to the head
- Reduce the size of large ears
- Create natural contours of the ear that are absent
- Improve asymmetries between the two ears
- Corrects unwanted folds of the top of the earlobe
Otoplasty is often performed on children after the age of four; however, it is a common procedure by adults who want to rectify life-long concerns about their ears and to improve their self-image.
HOW IS EAR SCULPTING (OTOPLASTY) SURGERY PERFORMED?
Ear shaping is performed in an accredited outpatient surgical setting under local or general anesthesia. Through an incision on the back of the ear, the excess cartilage can be removed, and the ear cartilage can be reshaped. This technique is concealed through a small incision on the back of the ear. In some cases, the size of the ear can be improved through other hidden incisions.
In most cases, ear surgery will leave a faint scar on the back of the ear that will fade with time.* Even when only one ear appears to protrude, surgery is usually performed on both ears for a better balance.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT AFTER YOUR EAR SCULPTING (OTOPLASTY)?
Dr. Clymer advises patients that immediately following their ear sculpting surgery to expect, mild bruising, swelling and discomfort for a few days. Any activity in which the ear might be bent should be avoided for a month or so. Most adults can go back to work about five days after surgery. Children can go back to school after seven days or so, if they’re careful about playground activity.*
WHY DR. MARK CLYMER FOR YOUR EAR SCULPTING/SHAPING PROCEDURE?
You only have one face. Trust your face to a Facial Plastic Surgeon that is board certified and has the necessary education, training and experience to produce natural-looking results the first time. For more than 22 years, Dr. Mark A. Clymer has specialized in surgical and nonsurgical procedures in the face, head and neck area.
Dr. Mark A. Clymer is Nashville’s premier Facial Plastic Surgeon, attracting Tennesseans and women and men throughout the United States who desire the natural look that results from his surgical skills and his commitment to excellence. Learn more about Dr. Clymer.