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.
"I am thankful for the excellent care Dr. Raj Terkonda provided me. I am very blessed to find a doctor who truly cares, who is very knowledgeable and professional. Thank you sir for the great care and surgery you performed on me. I can breathe now. I can sleep, and I can smell and taste. Yay! I strongly recommend him to friends, family or anyone who is in need of a doctor who cares and who strives in excellence!"- Y.L. / Google / Apr 14, 2023
"Dr. Raj Terkonda and his staff gave us a perfect service and outcome for a deviated septum. The doctor was very thorough in diagnosis, treatment plan, and instructions. The office staff did all of the work to ensure that our procedure and pre-ops were pre-authorized by Aetna and scheduled quickly. We wished we hadn't deferred this procedure for so long, but waiting for the right doctor and team is everything!"- S.C. / Google / Apr 07, 2023
"Dr TerKonda went above and beyond with my surgery to repair a deviated septum, and I can breathe much more clearly now. The admin side of the office has a few things to sort out with duplicate billing and wait communication issues, but I highly recommend the medical care/treatment."- I.T. / Google / Mar 20, 2023
"Dr. TerKonda fixed my deviated septum and excess tissue. Surgery was a success and he and his team are very caring every step of the way."- K. / Google / Dec 22, 2022
"I just had a septoplasty and nasal valve repair. I appreciate that Dr. Terkonda took his time to make sure that I was safe to have surgery. The medication he prescribed for the nasal drip was better than four years of receiving allergy shots. Nasal drip has gotten far better postop, but every now and then I still use the medication. I cannot believe this is how everyone else breathes and smells! Are you kidding me? Absolutely amazing."- H.L. / Google / Sep 16, 2022
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.