Ear Pinning Surgery in Santa Barbara

Patient of Dr. Terry J. Perkins – Ear Pinning Surgery

Otoplasty – ear pinning or ear tuck surgery – is done to improve the proportion, shape or position of the ears. Often people choose to have this surgery done because their ears stick out and it makes them feel self-conscious and/or they have been teased relentlessly about their big, “Dumbo” ears. Parents can elect to have this surgery done on children, as this particular cosmetic surgery can be done when the child is as young as 6 years. By that age, a child’s ears are 90% of the size that they will be as adults, which is why the procedure is okay for young children.

Ear pinning surgery in Santa Barbara involves re-shaping and/or re-positioning the ears so that they have a more normal relationship between the side of the ear and the head. Recovery time is one to two weeks for children and adults.

Patients who have had this surgery are pleased with the results and often no longer feel self-conscious about their ears.

If you are interested in ear pinning surgery in Santa Barbara, call our Cosmetic Surgery Center practice at (805) 563-0000. 

Ear Pinning Surgery in Santa Barbara

Ear Pinning Surgery Patient of Dr. Perkins

Ear pinning surgery – Otoplasty – can improve the shape, position, or proportion of the ears. Many people choose to have their ears “pinned” because they have been teased about how their ears “stick out” prominently or because their ears are overly large. Children, especially, who have ears that protrude or are too big can be subjected to quite a bit of ridicule from their peers. The exciting news about Otoplasty is that you do not have to wait until you are an adult to have the ear pinning surgery done. By the age of 6, ears are about 90% of the size that they will be as an adult which is why this procedure can be done on younger children.

When to consider Otoplasty:

  • If you were born with ears that are too small or too large
  • If your ears protrude prominently 
  • If your ears are disproportionate or are placed oddly
Dr. Perkins at Cosmetic Surgery Center in Santa Barbara has performed many ear pinning surgeries. He is an expert in facial rejuvenation and his treatment will take into account the relationship between the ears to the face and the side of the head. For most people, the total downtime (including the surgery) is one to two weeks. Many clients, especially those who are younger, feel that taking the time to have ear pinning surgery done is worth it in lieu of years of teasing or feeling self-conscious. Otoplasty can offer a true emotional lift in addition to it’s cosmetic benefits. 
Schedule an Otoplasty (ear pinning surgery) consultation with Dr. Perkins by contacting his office at 805-563-0000.

Ear Pinning Surgery in Santa Barbara by Dr. Terry Perkins

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.

Otoplasty (Ear Pinning): Santa Barbara Cosmetic Surgery Highlight

Ears that are prominent from the head can be a source of embarrassment for adults and especially for children. Children can be mean and relentless in their teasing about ears that stick out and/or are too large on another child. Otoplasty, also known as ear pinning or an ear tuck, is a surgical process that can reshape and/or reposition the ears so they have a more normal relationship with the head and face.

Santa Barbara cosmetic surgeon Dr. Terry Perkins has performed many ear pinning surgeries on adults and children, as young as 6 years old. This may sound surprising to you but otoplasty can be done on a child as young as 6 or 7 because by that time the ears are about 90% of the size they will be as an adult. The recovery time for an ear tuck surgery is about one to two weeks for a child (and an adult) and can easily be done during summer vacation with plenty of time left to enjoy the summer months.

Below is a picture of an actual patient of Dr. Perkins who had an otoplasty / ear tuck surgery in Santa Barbara at Cosmetic Surgery Center:

Dr. Perkins can also treat earlobes that are too large. This can be done by removing the lobes the extra earlobe tissue with incisions hidden under the ear and against the cheek.

For more information about otoplasty in Santa Barbara by Dr. Perkins, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Perkins, please call his office at 805-563-0000. Cosmetic Surgery Center is located in Santa Barbara near to Cottage Hospital.

Otoplasty – Ear Surgery – by Santa Barbara Cosmetic Surgeon

October’s cosmetic surgery highlight is otoplasty – more commonly known as ear surgery, ear pinning or an ear tuck. At Cosmetic Surgery Center in Santa Barbara, we perform otoplasty on a patient of almost any age, even children, as the relationship between the ear and the head will not change as a person ages.

The most common problem related to ears is that they are too prominent, or stick out, from the side of the head. Treatment involves reshaping/repositioning the tissue so there is symmetry of the two sides as well as a more normal relationship of the ear to the face and side of the head. The ear should roughly parallel the plane of the cheek. Too close to the head is no better than too far out.
Another problem that bothers many people is having earlobes that are too large. This can be readily treated in most cases by removing the “extra” earlobe tissue and hiding the incisions under the ear and against the cheek.
Patients who are good candidates for ear surgery are typically extremely happy with the results. See our Before-and-After Picture Gallery of Dr. Perkins’ ear surgery patients.
For an appointment with Dr. Perkins, contact Cosmetic Surgery Center at 805.563.0000.