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Otoplasty (Ear Pinning) Plastic Surgery in Algonquin and the Fox River Region

The term otoplasty refers to the reshaping or reforming or ”pinning” of the ears. Most commonly, the procedure is performed to correct prominent ears by setting them back closer to the head. Each individual’s ears are different however, and otoplasty may refer to correction of a number of different ear conditions. In Algonquin and the Fox River Valley, when performing otoplasty plastic surgery, board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gunnar Thors brings his skill, experience and training to performing this procedure for children and adults.

For children, large and/or protruding ears can result in teasing or name-calling which can make adjustment to school difficult, sad or painful and reduce self-confidence as they enter adulthood. Fortunately, this is a problem, which can be easily corrected once a child’s ears grow to their full size, usually between five and six years of age.

Many people in the Fox River Valley area have considered otoplasty plastic surgery for themselves or their children for some of the following reasons:

  • To set prominent or protruding ears closer to the head
  • To reduce the size of large ears
  • To help your child to gain self confidence
  • To feel more comfortable with your appearance

For children, pinning the ears is a common technique used during otoplasty to achieve the desired result. Performing otoplasty plastic surgery for adults in Illinois, Dr. Thors may select a different approach. For adults, Dr. Thors may also reshape or reduce the size of the ears to help them appear symmetrical and streamlined with the contours of the face.

Algonquin Otoplasty Plastic Surgery — Personal Consultation

During your individual consultation with Dr. Thors, he will explain the options available should you choose otoplasty for yourself or your child. He will answer all your questions. It is Dr. Thors’s goal at his plastic surgery center in Algonquin to create trust and rapport with each patient. As a board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Thors always strives to provide the safest and most effective plastic surgery procedures while achieving the best possible result.

Call our Algonquin, Illinois plastic surgery office at 847-458-8808 to schedule your personal consultation with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Thors.