At the practice of Dr. Ellen Mahony, patients in the community of Westport, CT and beyond are welcome to learn about specific ear surgeries that can be used to address aesthetic imperfections. For patients who have ears that “stick out” from the head and makes them feel self-conscious about their appearance, surgical procedures such as “ear pinning” or otoplasty may be considered.
What is ear pinning?
Due to genetics or deformities, some men and women may experience an increased projection of the ear from the head. This can cause the ears to become more prominent, and, in some cases, the reason for embarrassment or harassment in their younger years. With cosmetic surgeries such as ear pinning, Dr. Ellen Mahony can help attach the ear closer to the head to keep them from projecting outward and becoming much more noticeable. This procedure allows for patients to improve their self-confidence and avoid taunting or bullying that may stem from an unusual appearance to the ears.
How does ear pinning work?
The phrase “ear pinning” essentially describes how the procedure is performed. The procedure is a surgery that involves an incision being made behind the ear, specifically in the natural fold where the ear and the scalp connect. Any excess ear cartilage or skin is removed prior to the surgeon repositioning and securing the ear using permanent and internal stitches. The result is a reduced projection of the ear from the head, ensuring a less noticeable ear.
How much does ear pinning cost?
The cost of this surgery will vary significantly from patient to patient as Dr. Ellen Mahony ensures customized treatment plans for each individual and their unique needs. During a consultation appointment, we can provide an estimate for the total cost of treatment based on the information and factors noted during this first visit.
Request more information with our team
If you reside in the area of Westport, CT and want to speak to our providers about ear pinning, we welcome you to call (203) 221-0102 to request an appointment with Dr. Ellen Mahony. Patients can visit the office at 131 Kings Highway North to discuss their options for plastic surgery.