Having protruding ears can significantly impact on your self-esteem and quality of life. From childhood through adulthood, those with prominent ears may experience feelings of self-consciousness and insecurity about their appearance. When you want a more balanced-looking facial appearance, otoplasty in Scottsdale can help.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ross Stutman can perform otoplasty as well as earlobe surgery to help you look and feel your best. During your initial consultation, you and Dr. Stutman can create a personalized plan to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.

Living With Protruding Ears

Patients with protruding, misshapen, disproportionate, or asymmetric ears can experience psychological distress. The emotional toll of protruding ears can manifest in various ways, including:

  • Social anxiety
  • Lowered confidence
  • Teasing and bullying
  • Avoiding certain hairstyles
  • Covering your ears with hats

Additionally, sports and physical activities may pose risks of injury to your ears. These challenges, and others, can prevent you from fully engaging in activities you enjoy and living the lifestyle you want.

Addressing protruding ears through otoplasty in Scottsdale can enhance your physical appearance, offer you emotional relief and renewed confidence, and empower you to live fully and authentically.

What Is Otoplasty?

Otoplasty, also known as ear pinning surgery, rebalances the look of the face by pinning protruding ears back permanently.

Your otoplasty procedure will take place under the care of Dr. Stutman. He will make an incision behind the ear, which allows access to the cartilage. Depending on your goals, he may reshape, trim, or fold the cartilage to achieve the desired ear position and appearance. Once the necessary adjustments are made, the incisions are carefully closed with sutures, and a bandage is applied to protect the ears during the initial healing phase. Dr. Stutman will make every effort to ensure that your incisions are carefully concealed as best as possible.

The otoplasty procedure will last about one to two hours. Most patients can resume normal activities within a few days to a week. However, you should avoid strenuous activities, gym workouts, and contact sports for several weeks to optimize your healing.

With otoplasty in Scottsdale, patients typically see noticeable improvements in the appearance of their ears immediately after surgery. Your results will become even more apparent at the end of your healing period. Regular follow-up appointments are essential to monitor progress and ensure optimal healing. Since this is a permanent procedure, your results will last forever.

Schedule Your Appointment Today for Otoplasty in Scottsdale

Otoplasty, or ear pinning surgery, can be a life-changing procedure for individuals who want to address concerns about the positioning of their ears. Whether you are correcting protruding ears or addressing other cosmetic concerns, Dr. Stutman’s meticulous attention to detail and commitment to patient satisfaction ensure that you will be in capable hands every step of the way.

At Stutman Plastic Surgery, patient care is paramount. From your initial consultation to post-operative follow-up, Dr. Stutman and his dedicated team prioritize your comfort, safety, and overall well-being. Contact us today to book a consultation and discover how otoplasty in Scottsdale can transform your appearance and restore your comfort.