Ears that “stick out” can make a person feel very self-conscious, whether they are a child or an adult. Children who have prominent ears may be teased or bullied. Hair can somewhat hide prominent ears but “up-dos” and short hair may make them look even more noticeable.
For those who feel that their ears are too big, or stick out too much, there is the option of Otoplasty (ear pinning) surgery in Santa Barbara by Dr. Terry Perkins. Unlike other cosmetic surgeries, Otoplasty ear pinning can be done on children as young as 6 or 7 years old because by that age the ears are about 90% of the size they will be as an adult and they won’t change that much as the child gets older. An ear pinning surgery involves reshaping and/or repositioning the ear so there is a more normal relationship between the ear and the side of the head.
Recovery time for ear pinning surgery is one to two weeks for children and adults. View before-and-after pictures of Otoplasty ear pinning surgeries by Dr. Perkins on his website.
If you are interested in having Otoplasty ear pinning surgery in Santa Barbara, contact Dr. Perkins at Cosmetic Surgery Center Santa Barbara at 805-563-0000.