Dec 04 2009

Ear Contouring / Ear Pinning with minimized scarring - Dr. Roger J. Oldham of Bethesda, Maryland

Ear contouring surgery, also known as ear pinning, or otoplasty is a surgical option sought by many adults and children who feel that their ears are prominent. Serving the Maryland, Washington D.C., Northern Virginia area for 25+ years, Dr. Roger J. Oldham’s plastic surgery office offers ear contouring or ear pinning (otoplasty) options. Dr. Roger J. Oldham specializes in facial cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery, in his Bethesda, Maryland office near Montgomery Mall.

Ear contouring surgery, also referred to as otoplasty or ear pinning, can be a surgical option for patients seeking a more proportional aesthetic appearance. Adults or children whose ears protrude from the face may seek ear contouring with Dr. Roger J. Oldham, board-certified plastic surgeon of Bethesda, Maryland. Children are often subjected to ridicule and teasing by their peers, and may subsequently become very self-conscious about their appearance. Ear contouring, or otoplasty / ear pinning, is performed by making an incision along the back of the ear. The supportive tissue of the ear, the cartilage, is reshaped with a special suturing technique to position the ears closer to the face. Any excess skin is then removed and the incision is carfully closed in order to minimize any noticeable scarring. Post-surgery, the ear will sit closer against the head, restoring the ear to a normal, more proportional position. While some patients may consider ear contouring surgery for their children, it is advisable to wait until children are at least four to five years of age before seeking surgical options like ear contouring or ear pinning.

In Bethesda, Maryland Dr. Oldham sees patients from Maryland, DC, and Virginia. In Montgomery County, Dr. Roger J. Oldham sees patients from Bethesda, Potomac, North Potomac, Chevy Chase, Silver Spring, and Gaithersburg.

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