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Otoplasty (Lop Ear Correction)

Commonly referred to as “ear pinning,” otoplasty is a type of cosmetic ear surgery. Many people with protruding or misshapen ears are self-conscious about the problem. Otoplasty can be a great solution.

Otoplasty can be used to correct “lop ear,” which is a deformity where the ears fold over the top and tilt forward. This deformity does not affect hearing. Some patients wish to get this corrected to improve appearance and self-esteem. This procedure can be used to reshape the ear cartilage and address any other aesthetic problems that may accompany lop ear deformity.

Following the surgery, patients may need to wear a headband for several weeks to help protect the ears as they heal. Most of the time, patients can resume normal activities one to two weeks after surgery.

At Ohio Head and Neck Surgeons, we understand your concerns when seeking cosmetic treatment options. Please contact our office to schedule a consultation with one of our quality ENT specialists. For more information on scheduling click here.

To prepare for your first appointment, you can also visit our New Patients page to find important forms you will need at your appointment, including registration and health history.

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