Otoplasty (Protruding Ears)

Conveniently located to serve Hopkinsville and Christian County

Ears that “stick out” too far can frequently be a source of discomfort and embarrassment. This problem is usually caused by a failure of the ear cartilage to properly fold on one or both sides. Fortunately, Dr. Mitchell Kaye is able to address this issue with an otoplasty (ear pinning procedure).



*Treatment results may vary.
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What is it?

Otoplasty, or ear pinning surgery, is used to treat protruding ears and boost your self-confidence in your appearance. With otoplasty, we can adjust the shape of the ears and reduce the amount that they protrude.

Is an Otoplasty right for me?

Do you want to:
– Improve the shape, position or proportion of your ears
– Diminish the protrusion of your ears

What will Dr. Kaye and I discuss during my consultation?

We invite you to Contact Us today to learn how you can correct your protruding ears and to schedule your individual consultation with Dr. Mitchell Kaye. As part of your consultation, we will examine your ears and discuss your expectations and desires. If ear surgery in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, is right for you, we will review the steps to the surgery with you to ensure that you feel confident and comfortable.

How long is the procedure?

The procedure is completed in our surgery center over the course of two hours, under deep sedation and thorough local anesthesia in only a few hours at our IMQ accredited cosmetic surgery center located at the Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Center of Kentucky.
The incisions are typically hidden in the natural crease behind the ears, making them nearly impossible to detect when healed.

How long will recovery take?

The patient is then discharged home, and the sutures are removed after about one week. The patient may return to normal daily activities in just one or two days. Our plastic surgeon recommends wearing a supporting earband at night for three weeks. After this time, the patient can return to a normal exercise schedule.