Otoplasty is a procedure designed to correct protruding ears. When ears protrude, they can adversely affect self-esteem, especially that of children and young adults. Otoplasty is most commonly performed on patients between the ages of five and fourteen, but adults may undergo the procedure as well.
Otoplasty, also known as ear pinning, begins with incisions made behind the ears. A small amount of cartilage is removed or reshaped; then, remaining cartilage is sutured into place, pulling the ears closer to the head. The procedure is extremely effective – quickly and safely improving both appearance and self-confidence.
If you are interested in otoplasty for yourself or for your child, contact Dr. Hetzler at his New Jersey practice.