Ladies, do you consistently wear your hair down? Or guys, do you tuck your ears in hats? Did you notice that your ears were pulled forward or appeared more prominent while wearing a protective facial covering during the pandemic? Or are you concerned about your child’s ears sticking out? Prominent ears can be a serious problem for many patients, both adults and children, and evoke feelings of upset or self-consciousness over one’s appearance. It can also be a source of teasing from peers.
But there’s a solution for prominent ears: ear-pinning surgery. The procedure, also known as otoplasty, can correct large ears or ears that stick out.
Dr. Jack Peterson is a dual-board-certified otolaryngologist (ENT) and plastic surgeon and offers patients the otoplasty procedure for individuals who have large ears or ears that stick out.