Facial Plastic Surgery Treatments
Otoplasty (Ear pinning)

Stop being defined by your ears. Otoplasty can reshape and reposition your ears giving you a more natural, balanced appearance.

Things to know about Otoplasty:


Redefine your ears

People with prominent ears often find them to be an unfortunate defining characterstic. Otoplasty, which is commonly referred to a “ear pinning”, involves reducing the prominence of the ears.  This can involve treatment of the constricted ear deformity (also called lop ear or cup ear) or it may involve more subtle improvement to the position of the ear.

Focus on the earlobe

Some patients wish to improve only their earlobes. Dr. Lamperti is able to treat elongated/stretched earlobes or earlobes that have been damaged by prior ear piercings, including torn ear lobes.


Ear surgery can be done in children or adults

Otoplasty can be performed on both children (generally those  at least 5 years old) and adults.  A common scenario involves correcting a child’s prominent ears before they start school and start getting teased about their ears.  The surgery is typically done through an incision that is hidden on the back of the ear.  Depending on patient maturity and desire, the surgery can be done either with local numbing medicine, conscious sedation or general anesthesia.  Dr. Lamperti uses sutures to gently reshape the patient’s existing cartilage to create a natural, less prominent ear. In some cases, excess ear cartilage may also be shaved from the behind the ear.

Ears that no one notices

The ultimate goal is to create ears that seamlessly blend in with your other facial features such that no one notices your ears anymore.

Interested in finding out more about having an Otoplasty with Dr. Lamperti in Seattle?

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