Otoplasty (Ear Surgery)

Conveniently located to serve the areas of Fayettville, Hope Mills, Lumberton, Eastover, Dunn and surrounding areas of North Carolina and South Carolina

Are you self-conscious about ears that are protruding, misshapen, or that have torn earlobes? Dr. Saira Saini at Carolina Plastic Surgery can correct these cosmetic conditions with otoplasty, or ear surgery, to create more symmetrical, natural-looking ears that fit your facial profile.

What is Otoplasty?

Due to birth defects, trauma or injury, the ears can be a source of self-consciousness for many adolescents, men, and women. Dr. Saini can improve the appearance and position of the ears through multiple otoplasty techniques, including:

  • Ear pinning for ears that prominently protrude from the head
  • Ear correction for damaged or misshapen ears
  • Torn earlobe surgery to correct injuries that have damaged the sensitive tissues of the earlobe

During your consultation with Dr. Saini, your surgical options will be discussed, and a customized surgical plan will be created for you to yield the best results.

The Procedure

The extent of your procedure may depend on the level of correction needed. Ear pinning procedures may involve permanent sutures that hold the ears in a more desirable position against the head. For ear correction and torn earlobe procedures, the skin and cartilage of the ears may be manipulated in order to create or restore a more natural-looking appearance and symmetry.

The incision patterns used in your procedure will be discussed with you prior to your procedure by Dr. Saini, but typically incisions are hidden within the natural folds and creases of the ears.


Recovery from otoplasty is typically fast with many patients returning to normal activities in about a week. You may need to take precautions to protect your ears as you sleep, and Dr. Saini will provide any further instructions to care for your ears as they heal and to reduce the risk of infection or complications.

The results of ear pinning, ear correction surgery, and torn earlobe procedures are typically permanent and require no further intervention. Dr. Saini will monitor your healing and progress through follow-up appointments to make sure that your desired aesthetic has been achieved.

Contact Carolina Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Saini and find out if you are a candidate for otoplasty surgery to correct protruding, misshapen ears or torn earlobes.