Otoplasty (Ear Alteration)

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Otoplasty, also known as “ear pinning”, can have potentially life-altering results. It sets prominent ears closer to your head and can reduce the size of your ears. It can save a child from useless childhood bullying. It can improve an adult’s self-esteem.

When it comes to otoplasty, conventional wisdom is “the earlier the better” once the cartilages are ready. Dr. Dan Jacob usually performs this surgery on children around five or six years of age but adults also often benefit. With this surgery, it is not only possible to “pin back” ears, but Dr. Jacob can also reshape them, reduce their size, or make them more symmetrical and in balance with your other facial features.

Dr. Jacob, a fellow of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery, has performed surgery exclusively on the face, neck, and head for the past 25 years in the metro New Orleans area. For adults, he can perform otoplasty in his Metairie, Louisiana office, saving you costly hospital expenses.

Call our New Orleans-area facial plastic surgery office 504.456.9068 today to schedule an appointment for your complimentary otoplasty consultation with Dr. Dan Jacob. Together you can evaluate and discuss which facial rejuvenation procedures will bring out the best in you. You'll also be able to see some of his work first-hand.

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By Daniel Jacob