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Ear Pinning in Tallahassee, FL

Ear pinning, medically known as otoplasty, is a surgical procedure aimed at reshaping and repositioning the ears closer to the head. This procedure is often sought by individuals looking for a solution to protruding ears, which can be a source of self-consciousness from a young age. Otoplasty in Tallahassee, FL not only enhances the ear’s appearance but also boosts the individual’s self-esteem by creating a more balanced look.

Reasons for Ear Pinning

Many choose ear pinning for various reasons. The primary motivation is often the desire to correct ears that stick out significantly more than average, which can lead to psychological discomfort and social teasing. Another reason might be to repair the ear’s shape due to congenital conditions or injury.

Procedure Details

The ear pinning procedure is typically performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia, depending on the patient’s age and comfort level. The surgery involves making a small incision behind the ear to access the cartilage. Our surgical team then reshapes the cartilage and bends it closer to the head, securing it with internal stitches. The details of the procedure can vary based on the patient’s specific anatomy and desired outcome.

Otoplasty Recovery and Aftercare

Recovery generally involves wearing a headband to protect the ears and maintain their new position, particularly during sleep. Post-surgical marks are minimal and usually concealed behind the ear. Patients can expect some swelling and discomfort, which can be managed with prescribed pain medication.

Expected Results

The results of ear pinning are typically long-lasting, if not permanent, providing a natural and symmetrical appearance to the ears. Patients often report a significant boost in confidence and satisfaction with their appearance, as the ears no longer protrude conspicuously.

Meet Our Surgeons

Dr. Harper, Dr. Paredes, and Dr. Rawlings are board-certified plastic surgeons with extensive experience in ear surgery. Patients considering this procedure may visit our ear pinning before-and-after photo gallery so that they can gain more insight into our surgeons’ aesthetic sense. Our past patients say that they feel comfortable with our surgeons and they completely understand their goals for the procedure.

Cost and Financing Options

The cost of ear pinning can vary widely based on the surgeon’s experience, the complexity of the surgery, and geographic location, as well as any fee incurred during the procedure. During your consultation, ask about the total cost of the procedure, including any additional fees, to plan accordingly. Patients may directly contact their insurance provider to see if ear pinning is covered in their plan.

Consultation Process

The consultation for ear pinning is an opportunity to discuss your goals, learn about the procedure, and understand the potential outcomes. Our surgical team will evaluate your ears, discuss your options, and recommend a course of action. This is also the time to ask questions about the procedure, recovery, and any concerns you may have.

Led by board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Harper, Dr. Paredes, and Dr. Rawlings, Tallahassee Plastic Surgery Clinic is dedicated to providing you with personalized care and detailed information to help you make an informed decision about your procedure. Book your consultation today and take the first step towards a more confident and balanced appearance.

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