Otoplasty, also known as ear pinning, is a specialized surgical procedure designed to correct and enhance the shape, position, or proportion of the ears. Otoplasty creates a natural ear shape, particularly benefiting those with protruding ears by achieving a balanced and inconspicuous facial appearance. Originally popular among children, Otoplasty now attracts adults seeking its aesthetic advantages. Beyond aesthetics, correcting even minor ear issues can greatly enhance self-esteem and confidence.

At Aestique Plastic Surgery in Warrendale, PA, Dr. Lazzaro expertly performs Otoplasty using advanced techniques. The procedure reshapes the ear, addressing issues such as disproportionately large or prominent ears. Typically, patients resume normal activities within a week post-surgery. The results of Otoplasty are immediate and enduring. Considering an ear enhancement? Book an appointment with us today.

Benefits of Otoplasty:

  • Creates a natural ear shape.
  • Brings balance and proportion to the face.
  • Corrects protruding ears.
  • Boosts self-esteem and confidence.
  • Offers long-lasting results.
  • Can be combined with other procedures.
  • Reduces potential emotional stress for children.
  • Performed by qualified plastic surgeons, ensuring safety.
  • Minimal downtime post-surgery.
  • Suitable for both children and adults.


Otoplasty is suitable for individuals aged five or older, encompassing both children and adults. Early intervention might be advised for children with severe ear disfigurement to avoid emotional distress in school.
Results from Otoplasty are immediate. However, the full effect is best appreciated once initial swelling subsides and the ears have completely healed.
The results from Otoplasty are long-lasting. Once the ears have been surgically adjusted, they generally maintain their new position and shape permanently.
After Otoplasty, patients usually return to regular activities in a week. With a qualified surgeon, side effects like infection and bleeding are rare and typically minor.
Before Otoplasty, heed your surgeon’s advice, possibly regarding medications and surgery prep. Post-surgery, wear the prescribed head dressing for several days, attend a follow-up within 7 to 10 days, and use a snug headband at night for a few weeks.
During Otoplasty, an incision is made on the back of the ear to expose the cartilage. The surgeon reshapes the ear using sutures, and the procedure usually takes slightly over an hour, depending on the extent of the surgery.

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