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Otoplasty Bellevue: What Is Otoplasty Surgery?

By November 30, 2020 No Comments
Otoplasty is the term used to describe the cosmetic ear surgery known as ear pinning. This procedure corrects ears that are malpositioned or “stick out”. Otoplasty is common for children to prevent or deter schoolyard bullying. The cartilage structures of the ear stop forming at around age 5 or 6, making the procedure safe at that point. Adults can also undergo ear pinning surgery.   When Dr. Jonov does otoplasty surgery in Bellevue, the location of the incision depends on your anatomy and goals. Most of the time, otoplasty incisions are located either behind the ear or in the natural creases of the ear. From here, he will remove extra skin and move the ears into a more natural position.    In general, the procedure takes around two hours to complete. While most otoplasty procedures address both ears, there are some cases where ear malposition may affect only one ear. Dr. Jonov can determine what otoplasty technique will best suit your needs.   Otoplasty can sometimes refer to other cosmetic ear surgeries such as those to address ear shape, deformities, or previous trauma. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Craig Jonov, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also contact us online via contact form, chat, or Price Simulator™ app.

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