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Ear Surgery in Raleigh

If you feel self-conscious of your ears, whether it’s because they stick out, are misshapen or uneven, or there is noticeable scar tissue from a piercing, you don’t need to try to keep hiding your ears. Hats and hairstyles often draw more attention to the area you’re trying to cover up, but fortunately, there’s a safe, simple solution that’s also permanent. Dr. Ortiz provides ear surgery in Raleigh as well as keloid removal surgery so you can feel comfortable and confident in your appearance.

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Otoplasty for Protruding, Folded, or Misshapen Ears

Otoplasty is a cosmetic procedure that is used to refine, reshape, or reposition the ear and corrects issues and deformities such as folds. Surgery is performed under local anesthetic and requires minimal downtime to recover.

Ear Pinning

Ear pinning is a type of otoplasty that treats ears that protrude or “stick out.” Dr. Ortiz makes a small incision behind the natural fold of the ear to reshape and reduce skin and cartilage in the ear. This pulls the ear back toward the head, reducing protrusion and making the ear less prominent. Ear surgery is often performed on children as well as adults, though it’s important to wait until the ear is fully developed before performing the procedure. Dr. Ortiz recommends waiting until the child is at least five years old for the best results.

Keloid Removal

A keloid is a type of raised scar that forms after an injury. They often form on the ear within a few months after a piercing, slowly growing in size and darkening in color. Keloids can itch, cause pain, and even distort the size of the ear. Dr. Ortiz can remove the keloid and minimize the risk of recurrence through careful surgical excision and a steroid injection.

Schedule a Consultation for Ear Surgery in Raleigh Today

If large, protruding, or misshapen ears are affecting your self-esteem and making you feel less confident and comfortable, ear surgery may be right for you. Dr. Ortiz is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 20 years of experience and has performed countless otoplasty procedures with excellent results on both children and adults. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Ortiz, reach out to our plastic surgery center today at 919-532-2270 or fill out our contact form below to get started.

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