Ear pinning: surgical vs. non-surgical and approx. costs?

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Ear pinning

There are some "non-surgical" options that are rearly done but surgical correction is the mainstay of treatment for the vast majority of plastic surgeons.  Surgery, (otoplasty),  is a minimally invasive, low risk procedure that has little downtime and generally very good results.  I would recommend the surgical route.

Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Otoplasty for Prominent Ears

Surgical Otoplasty is required for prominent ears.  Otoplasty involves creating an antihelical fold with permanent Mustarde sutures.  It may also involve partial cartilage removal if need be.  There are currently no minimally invasive methods to correct prominent ears.  I suggest following up with a board certified surgeon specializing in facial cosmetic surgery.  Good Luck!

Anthony Corrado, DO
Philadelphia Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Surgical otoplasty for ear pinning

In our practice, we perform a surgical otoplasty in the ears.  This involves placement of some small cuts in the ear cartilage and using permanent sutures to re-create the anti--helical fold.   The  Otoplasty can be performed under local anesthesia as an outpatient surgical procedure.   For more information and many examples, please see the link below

William Portuese, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Ear pinning: surgical vs. non-surgical and approx. costs?

There isn’t a non-surgical method. However, there is a difference between the open, invasive traditional methods and the minimally invasive Merck stitch method. The latter costs 2920 euros for both ears with the inventor of the method in Germany.

Waldemar Merck, MD
Germany Plastic Surgeon

Ear pinning

Ear pinning for prominent ears is done only through surgical procedure.There is no non-surgical ear pinning

Samir Shureih, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
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