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.
"Dr Eagan did my breast aug in March 2020. I searched for months before selecting a doctor and the reason I chose her is because her personality is outstanding!! She is by far the kindest doctor I have ever met!!! She is not a doctor that will put too much on your body if your body can not handle it. I told her what I wanted and she went above and beyond to make sure I was happy with my results! I am 4 months post op and I swear I fall in love with my procedure results all over again every single day! We are already discussing lip injections because she is just absolutely fantastic! Always available when I needed her and every appointment she has always greeted me as a friend and made sure I had a great appointment!! Wish I could give more stars to her!! Make sure to check her out because you will NOT regret it"- S.S. / Google / Jul 23, 2020
"Honestly this has been a difficult process both physically & emotionally but Dr. Eagan has been incredibly supportive. She is extremely caring, informative and most importantly she does beautiful work. It’s all been worth it. I love the results of my mastopexy. I highly recommend her & wouldn’t hesitate to go back to her for any future procedures."- V.S. / Yelp / Aug 06, 2021
"I first went to Dr. Eagon for under eye filler and a consultation for a breast augmentation and lift. The moment I meet Dr. Eagon she was the sweetest plastic surgeon I have ever meet. Previously I went to many plastic surgeons for consults and their personalities are not comparable to Dr. Eagon. After the filler was placed and my consultation was complete I knew she was the one! She was extremely thorough in the consultation and made me feel so comfortable. After the consultation I had my preop appointment and being a mom, I had to bring my kids. She was even more thorough at that appointment with a 3 year old present. She wasn’t even phased by his disruption and was so kind to my kids. Her receptionist was amazing through the entire process, as well. Now 2 weeks post op I love my results. I loved my results 2 days post surgery. Did I mention she called me the night I had surgery to call and check on me! That’s impressive. If your looking for a plastic surgeon I can’t recommend her enough. I encounter many physicians on a daily basis at work and I can tell you she is one of the most caring doctors I have ever met, and her work is amazing!"- K.E. / Google / Jul 29, 2021
"Michelle's expertise made the procedure a lot less painful than expected. I was definitely relieved. At every level, start to finish, she worked with me. It goes without saying, but I'll say it anyway, SHE'S THE BEST!"- A.C. / Google / Mar 24, 2021
"I had a few friends recommend Dr. Eagan to me. When I tell you I woke up this morning, looked in the mirror and CRIED I mean it. I feel like a totally new person. I feel HOT and like I can take on the world. I got in my car, put on some music rolled down my windows and just sang which is so unlike me but how much better I feel about myself has changed everything. She was so sweet and gentle. I was really nervous walking in and she explained everything so patiently. I won’t be going to anyone else ever. I love love love my new lips and my new attitude."- K.B. / Google / Mar 19, 2021
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.