Otoplasty (Ear Pinning) Plastic Surgery in Valdosta, South Georgia and North Central Florida
The term otoplasty refers to the reshaping or reforming or “pinning” of the ears. Most commonly, the procedure is performed to correct prominent ears by setting them back closer to the head. Each individual’s ears are different however, and otoplasty may refer to correction of a number of different ear conditions. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sonya J. Merriman brings her skill, experience and training to performing this procedure for children and adults.
For children, large and/or protruding ears can result in teasing or name-calling which can make adjustment to school difficult, sad or painful and reduce self-confidence as they enter adulthood. Fortunately, this is a problem which can be easily corrected once a child’s ears grow to their full size, usually between five and six years of age.
Many people in the South Georgia area have considered otoplasty plastic surgery for themselves or their children for some of the following reasons:
- To set prominent or protruding ears closer to the head
- To reduce the size of large ears
- To help your child to gain self-confidence
- To feel more comfortable with your appearance
For children, pinning the ears is a common technique used during otoplasty to achieve the desired result. Performing otoplasty plastic surgery for adults in the Plantation Trace and South Georgia region, Dr. Merriman may select a different approach. For adults, Dr. Merriman may also reshape or reduce the size of the ears to help them appear symmetrical and streamlined with the contours of the face.
During your individual consultation with Dr. Merriman, she will explain the options available should you choose otoplasty for yourself or your child. She will answer all your questions. It is Dr. Merriman’s goal is to create trust and rapport with each patient. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Merriman always strives to provide the safest and most effective plastic surgery procedures while achieving the best possible result.