What is Ear Pinning?
Ears that protrude outward can affect self-esteem, especially in children. Ear pinback surgery (also known as otoplasty) is a cosmetic treatment that helps to reposition the ears and create a more balanced appearance. Dr. Raj TerKonda is a cosmetic facial surgeon in Denver, CO who has assisted many patients to overcome their fear of showing their ears by performing this surgery. Otoplasty at Cherry Creek Face and Skin allows an individual to proudly show their face at any angle. If you or your child are worried about ear protrusion, schedule a consultation with Dr. TerKonda to find out about your options for cosmetic ear surgery.
"Thank you Dr. Terkonda! I went in for a chin implant because I inherited my mothers weak chin. Dr. Terkonda and I had a good discussion about the symmetry of my face specifically that I have a round face and the result I was looking for was a more angular masculine jaw line. He explained the difference between a chin implant and genioplasty.He explained how genioplasty would actually pull the muscles attached to the bone in my chin forward and give my face a slightly more angular look. Because of my round face he also performed lipo under my chin and buccal fat removal. It’s been 6 weeks and I am extremely pleased with the results. The recovery was just as he explained, I was out of work only a couple of days and the majority of the swelling was gone in 10 days."- R. / Healthgrades / Jun 18, 2021
"Dr. Terkonda is a wonderful doctor! I saw him for sleep apnea and recurrent sinus infections. He was very thorough, compassionate and wanted to get to the root of my issues. "- J. / Healthgrades / Jun 05, 2021
"Doctor Terkonda was absolutely excellent in his diagnosis, treatment options explanation, and surgery. Where as I could not breath before because the side of my nose had been crushed from an assault, I can breath well now! Insurance I used at the time was Blue Cross.Dr Terkonda has a great bedside manner, and really cared about me and my outcome. His surgical skills were awesome performing a septoplasty, turbinate reductions, in addition to other items in the same visit. Make sure to consult with this doctor if you need help with your nose and sinuses for breathing, have suffered traumatic injury, or would like cosmetic surgery. The doctor did top-notch care and work from beginning to end."- A. / Healthgrades / May 03, 2021
"PhD - wise, helpful , well likes, easy to communicate with"- Anonymous / Vitals / Sep 22, 2019
"Very thorough doctor - I saw Dr. Terkonda while I was inpatient. He is very thorough. He explains things and makes sure you understand everything. Answers all of your questions and has a great bedside manner."- Anonymous / Vitals / Feb 16, 2019
How is an Ear Pinback performed?
Ear pinback surgery can be performed on adult patients; however, it is most common among children and is recommended before the start of elementary school. Otoplasty can safely be performed on a child as young as six. Ear pinning is typically an outpatient procedure done under anesthesia. Incisions are typically made behind the ear to reshape the cartilage, and sometimes permanent sutures are used to pin the ears to the head at a less obvious angle. Our team will provide recovery instructions following the procedure. It is important to not touch the ears or lay on the ears following surgery. The first follow-up appointment after surgery is typically within 3 – 5 days. At this time, we will remove the bandages and check on the healing progress of the ears.
Balanced facial features
Protruding ears can have a serious impact on self-esteem. Ear surgery may help your child avoid teasing by classmates or help you feel comfortable showing your ears. Contact Cherry Creek Face and Skin in Denver, CO to schedule your appointment with cosmetic facial surgeon Dr. TerKonda, and get more information about cosmetic ear surgery. We look forward to helping you gain a look you can be proud of.