What Is Ear Pinning?

Ear surgery, or otoplasty, is a type of cosmetic plastic surgery procedure aimed at setting prominent ears closer to the head, or reducing the size of larger ears.

However, there are other ear problems that can be helped with surgery, including the following:

  • Lop ear - when the tip of the ear folds down and forward.
  • Cupped ear - a very small ear.
  • Shell ear - when the curve in the outer rim, as well as the natural folds and creases, are missing.
  • Large or stretched earlobes
  • Lobes with large creases and wrinkles
  • Surgeons can even build new ears for those who were born without them or who lost them through injury.

Who are good candidates for ear pinning?

The operation is usually performed on children between the ages of 4 and 14, however, ear surgery for adults does occur.