What is Ear Pinning?
Prominent ears that protrude outward, are asymmetrical or misshapen, or look too large can affect your self-confidence, especially during childhood. Otoplasty is a cosmetic procedure that resizes and reshapes the ears. At New Orleans Plastic Surgery in Louisiana, Dr. Michelle Eagan has helped many patients feel more confident in their appearance with ear reshaping surgery. If you feel embarrassed by your ears, we encourage you to learn more about ear pinning. Please contact our office in New Orleans, LA to schedule an appointment with Dr. Eagan.
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"Dr. Michelle Manning Eagan is such a talented physician/surgeon! She really has an eye for aesthetics and knows how to enhance her patients beauty in a natural looking way. She also has wonderful bedside manner! I 100% recommend her to any friend or family member and will continue to use her services!"- M.F. / Yelp / Mar 03, 2023
"Dr. Eagan was extremely pleasant as well as her staff! Dr Eagan made sure I was very well prepared for my surgery. Everything was well planned and organized. All the workers at the hospital made me feel so safe and calm being that I was very scared. I haven’t felt 1 ounce of pain since I had my surgery on yesterday and very little discomfort jus like dr Eagan promised. I initially didn’t want any photos posted but when I saw how amazing dr Eagan did on my breast reduction I really wanted her to post them! My reaction was like you wouldn’t believe, I was so excited! I highly recommend dr Eagan."- L.H. / Yelp / Mar 02, 2023
What are the Benefits of Ear Pinning?
There are a number of reasons patients in New Orleans, LA choose ear pinning. This procedure is safe, effective, and can greatly improve your appearance when common cosmetic issues impact your self-confidence. Dr. Eagan understands the importance of creating natural-looking results tailored to your individual needs. Additional benefits of ear surgery include:
- Reduce the size and/or change the shape of your ears
- Enhance facial symmetry and balance
- Make ears seem less prominent or misshapen
- Correct stretched or damaged earlobes
- Outcomes that look and feel realistic
Is Ear Surgery Right For You?
We can perform otoplasty on patients who are at least six years old. For younger children, we recommend having them undergo ear pinning surgery before attending elementary school. This surgery is safe and effective for younger children. Additionally, this surgery can help older patients who feel frustrated because of the size and shape of their ears. Ear surgery can also treat stretched or damaged earlobes from earrings or gauges. During your consultation, Dr. Eagan will develop a treatment plan that addresses your needs.
To help keep you comfortable during your procedure, we use general anesthesia or IV sedation. For many patients, the incision is made around the back portion of the ear or inside the inner ear. During this procedure, we will reshape the cartilage to create a new structure and natural-looking appearance. To ensure your ears look even, Dr. Eagan will perform the procedure on both ears. Once we have treated both ears, the incisions are closed with sutures, and the area is bandaged so they can properly heal.
What to Expect
After carefully monitoring you, we will discharge you to recover at home. Before sending you home, Dr. Eagan or a member of her team will provide detailed aftercare instructions to help with recovery. One of the most important things for you to remember is to not touch or scratch your ears. Additionally, for the first several days, you should not lay on your ears. Instead, we recommend sleeping in an upright position. To ensure your ears heal properly, Dr. Eagan will schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your progress. Generally, Dr. Eagan will take the bandages off in about a week. Once we take the bandages off, you can see noticeable results right away, which will continue to improve as the ears heal.
How much does ear surgery cost?
The cost of your ear surgery depends on the treatment method, such as ear pinning, shaping, earlobe repair, or a combination of these. Once Dr. Eagan understands your concerns, she will create your surgical plan and determine the expenses. To get the outcomes you want, we highly recommend focusing on a good surgeon and not just the costs. At New Orleans Plastic Surgery, we take several payment options, and we can help you obtain low-interest medical financing.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 1 Week
- Average Procedure Time
- 1-2 Hours
Reshape Your Ears
While the ears are not very big, an unusual position, shape, or size can make a significant difference in your appearance. Ear surgery or otoplasty may help your child avoid getting teased at school, or help you if you feel self-conscious about your ears. Please contact New Orleans Plastic Surgery in Louisiana to schedule your appointment with Dr. Eagan and receive additional information about ear reshaping surgery. Our team looks forward to helping you feel your best.