Improve The Appearance Of Your Ears

If you or your child are bothered by the appearance of your ears, otoplasty or ear pinning surgery may be a great option. Ear surgery can help create a more natural shape, projection and size to the ear and create more balance and proportion to the ears and face. Changing the appearance of the ears can have a profound impact on your appearance and self-esteem. 

Dr. Gonyon can perform ear pinning surgery on adults or children whose ears have reached a mature size, about age 7, to help pin back or reshape the conchal bowl (the part of the ear that can make the cup of the ear look too prominent).

What Is Ear Surgery?

Ear pinning surgery is a surgical technique performed to reshape the ears, often to move the ears closer to the head or make the ears appear smaller. When you come to our office for an ear surgery consultation, Dr. Gonyon will use computer imaging software to give you an idea of what your or your child’s new ears may look like. 

With this information, he can make an informed decision about the extent of surgery that will be required to correct you or your child’s ears. To perform an otoplasty, Dr. Gonyon will need to make incisions along the backside of the ears. In some cases, incisions in the folds on the front of the ear may also be necessary. All of these incisions will be carefully hidden to minimize visible scarring.

Through these incisions, Dr. Gonyon will reduce cartilage and gently reshape the ears to bring them into proper alignment with the head. Once this has been accomplished, dissolvable or long-lasting sutures will be placed inside the ears to help them maintain their new shape.

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.

Am I A Good Candidate For Ear Surgery?

You may be a good candidate for ear surgery:

  • If you or your child are displeased with the appearance of the ears.
  • If you or your child do not have any serious medical conditions or chronic ear infections. 
  • If your child is at least 7 years old and has fully developed ears.

What Results Will I See?* 

Patients treated with ear surgery often see immediate results such as: 

  • Smaller ears.
  • Improved appearance of misshapen ears.
  • Ears that are closer to the head.

What Is The Recovery Process Like?*

In most cases, complete recovery from otoplasty takes less than two weeks. While you or your child may experience aching and tenderness in the ears, these side effects should resolve in a few days. Dr. Gonyon will prescribe pain medication to ensure a comfortable recovery. You or your child can return to work or school within a few days. 

Before & After

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*Individual Results May Vary

Take the First Step - Request A Consultation

Please fill out the form on this page to request an in-person consultation and one of our knowledgeable medical staff members at Gonyon Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery will reach out to you promptly.

You can also call our office directly at (970) 624-7979.

Gonyon Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery serves the Fort Collins, CO & Surrounding Areas.

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

My husband and I have been very pleased and condfident with the professionalism and compassion of Dr. Gonyon and his staff. I would recommend and have referred family and friends to Gonyon Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery. Thanks so much!*

- S J