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What is “Ear Pinning” Surgery?

What is sometimes referred to as “ear pinning” is actually a common, effective surgical procedure to improve the appearance of protruding ears. For children and adults alike, ears that stick out severely from the head can be a daily embarrassment. Otoplasty, as ear surgery is called, allows the individual to live a more confident, self-assured life. For children especially, ear surgery can make a big difference in their social lives, which can make them feel more confident during their important formative years.

During this procedure, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Denis Gonyon adjusts ear position through tiny incisions behind the ears. Sometimes incisions must be made at the front of the ears. In all cases, Dr. Gonyon will create incisions that are as well-hidden as possible, so that resulting scars will be minimal.

For good candidates, the benefits of otoplasty include:

  • Produces results that look natural, as though you were born with aesthetically pleasing ears
  • Brings your ears into proportion with your facial shape
  • Balances the ears with your face, so that the ear shape is not distracting

Ultimately, it is up to you to decide if ear surgery fits your goals. Dr. Gonyon and our staff will make sure you have all of the information and guidance you need to make a decision.

Consultations Available Now 

Take the first step.  Get your questions answered and find out which treatment option is best for your personal situation by meeting with Dr. Gonyon at Gonyon Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery for an in-person consultation.

Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of our experienced team members will reach out to you promptly to schedule your consultation.

Patient Reviews

*Individual Results May Vary


Dr. Gonyon and his staff are amazing! From start to finish they are there every step of the way. He provides exceptional services and really makes you feel like an individual and your best self. I would, and have, recommend them over and over again!*

- R C

I had a great experience with Dr. Gonyon and his team. Dr. Gonyon always has time to answer all my questions and concerns. You can tell he really loves what he does. I am so happy with my results and would recommend Dr. Gonyon to everyone.*

- C J

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