What is an otoplasty?
Otoplasty, also known as ear pinning surgery, is a cosmetic surgery that aims to correct protruding ears. The objective of this procedure is to bring the ears closer to the scalp and correct protruding ears.
Who Is the Ideal Candidate for Otoplasty?
You may be an ideal candidate for otoplasty if:
- You are self-conscious about the size or the shape of your ear
- Your ears are not symmetrical, and you feel bothered about their appearance.
- You’re dissatisfied with a previous ear surgery
What does an otoplasty procedure consist of?
An ear pinning surgery is usually carried out under local anesthesia. During the procedure, the plastic surgeon will make a small incision, on the back of the ear.
Then, several sutures will be placed in the cartilage to reshape the ear. If other ear deformities are present, excess cartilage/skin of the outer ear might have to be removed.
Once this is done, a dressing will then be applied to allow for proper healing of the sutures, and the incision.
For more information, please refer to the before/after picture gallery (courtesy of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons).
How much does an otoplasty cost?
The cost of an otoplasty generally depends on the treatment plan that is developed for you. Other adjunctive procedures will have an impact on the final cost.
During the consultation, Dr. Alain Azzi will perform a physical exam, and will review your specific needs. A member of our patient care coordination department will subsequently provide you with the cost pertaining to otoplasty in Montreal.
We offer both in-person and virtual plastic surgery consultations.