Ear Pinning


istock_87748357_largeOtoplasty is done to correct protruding ears. It happens to be one of the few cosmetic surgeries performed on children, usually prior to beginning elementary school. Adults are also candidates for the surgery, of course. Dr. Berger has lectured around the United States about this procedure.

These surgeries are almost always done under general anesthesia. An incision is placed in the natural creases behind the ear and the cartilage of the ear is weakened so that it bends into a new shape. The cartilage is also stitched into position to hold the ear into position. The patient’s head is completely wrapped for a few days to protect the newly shaped ears. A headband is worn for a few weeks, but the results are immediately apparent.

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CURRENTLY, IN ACCORDANCE WITH RECOMMENDATIONS BY THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF PLASTIC SURGEONS, WE ARE ONLY SEEING PATIENTS ON AN URGENT BASIS. ALL ELECTIVE PROCEDURES HAVE BEEN POSTPONED AND WE HAVE OFFERED OUR VENTILATOR AND SURGERY CENTER SUPPLIES TO LOCAL HOSPITALS.


DR. BERGER IS, HOWEVER, DOING NEW CONSULTS BY ZOOM CONFERENCE. AS USUAL, THERE IS NO CHARGE. PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE AT 212-446-9500 TO SCHEDULE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING. WE HOPE TO BE BACK TO NORMAL AS SOON AS CONDITIONS PERMIT. STAY SAFE.