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Ear surgery (otoplasty) or "ear pinning" may be the answer for individuals who have large or protruding ears. This procedure can bring the ears closer to the head, reduce the size of large ears, or reshape ear cartilage. Many children suffer from teasing and ridicule because their ears stick out, which often damages their self-esteem.
Adults who have been self-conscious throughout their lives because of their ears may also benefit from ear surgery. Ear surgery will help build your self-confidence as you feel more comfortable with your appearance.
When an earlobe is torn from piercing, gauging, or trauma, the earlobe can be reconstructed or repaired. Our board certified plastic surgeons are experts in these surgeries, which can often be performed in our office under local anesthesia.
Our surgeons are fully credentialed at all Intermountain Healthcare hospitals, and your surgery can be done under general anesthesia in our specialty center or in other Intermountain Healthcare facilities.