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Protruding ears are a common trait and are usually genetic in nature. In most cases, those with prominent ears that “stick out” have nothing wrong with their ears or hearing, it is only an aesthetic issue. While the ears may be healthy, protruding ears can impact the appearance and self-confidence of the individual. At LM Medical NYC, we offer ear pinning surgery, or otoplasty, to remedy protruding ears at our clinics in Manhattan.

Anyone who grew up with protruding ears has most likely experienced teasing or unkind comments from others about their appearance. Children can be especially unkind when another child looks different. Even as an adult, those with prominent ears may feel self-conscious, trying to hide their ears beneath hats, scarves or hair. Otoplasty is a plastic surgery procedure that can flatten the ears closer to the scalp to reduce their prominent appearance and boost self-confidence.

Surgical Protruding Ear Correction

Otoplasty can be performed in a variety of ways to provide protruding ear correction. The type of surgical alteration depends on the extent of protrusion, the size of the ear and other factors. Ears that turn out can be “pinned” closer to the head with a fairly simple surgery to reduce their prominence. Some patients may need some ear tissue removed to draw the ear closer to the scalp or ear reshaping to improve the overall ear aesthetics.

Dr. Lesley Rabach is a talented, double board certified facial plastic surgeon who can perform various types of otoplasty, or ear pinning surgery. If you have protruding or prominent ears and want to explore surgical options to change their appearance, contact us at LM Medical NYC. We have state-of-the-art medical facilities located in Greenwich Village and the Upper East Side. Call today to schedule your ear pinning surgery consultation.

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