One of the most common types of ear procedures is known as ear pinning or otoplasty. This type of plastic surgery helps correct the size, shape, or placement of the ears. While anyone can have an ear pinning procedure, the surgery is most commonly performed on children ages 5 or 6.
Ear pinning can be done on one or both ears, depending on the desired results. The process involves creating a small incision behind the ear or inside the inner ear, which allows access to the cartilage and other tissues.
Dr. Kasden removes excess cartilage to reshape the ear or create a small ear size. If the ears need to sit closer to the head, a series of sutures can make a more streamlined orientation. IV sedation or general anesthesia ensures you or your child remains comfortable throughout the procedure.