Request Appointment (212) 951-1877

Ears, like all features of the body, come in various shapes and sizes. Some individuals may have ears that protrude prominently from the head, creating a sense of imbalance with other facial features. While protruding ears are often a genetic trait and not a health concern, they can be a source of cosmetic distress. Otoplasty, commonly known as ear pinning, is a cosmetic procedure designed to bring the ears closer to the head, achieving a more harmonious facial appearance. Dr. Aleksandr Shteynberg at Vantage Plastic Surgery specializes in otoplasty for protruding ear correction at our state-of-the-art clinics in NYC.

Protruding ears, although genetically determined and unavoidable, can be effectively altered through plastic surgery. While not posing a health problem, ears that extend prominently may lead to cosmetic concerns, particularly in children. Children with protruding ears may experience teasing, potentially causing emotional trauma and issues with self-confidence. Otoplasty is a transformative solution that can be performed on children once their ears are fully formed, typically around the age of five or six, as well as on adults seeking to enhance the appearance of their ears.

Protruding Ear Correction

Otoplasty, or ear pinning surgery, is a highly personalized procedure at Vantage Plastic Surgery. Dr. Aleksandr Shteynberg, a double board-certified plastic surgeon, tailors each surgery to meet the unique needs and goals of the patient. The approach to protruding ear correction may vary depending on individual circumstances. Some patients may require a simple adjustment, pulling the ears closer to the head and securing them in place with sutures. Others may have excess cartilage behind the ears, necessitating its removal to achieve the desired positioning. Dr. Shteynberg conducts a thorough examination to determine the most effective option for each patient, and in some cases, additional reshaping of the ears may be performed simultaneously to address issues such as misshapen or excessively large ears.

Benefits of Otoplasty

Enhanced Appearance:
Otoplasty can significantly improve the overall appearance of the face by reducing the projection of the ears and creating a more balanced facial profile.
Tailored Approach:
Dr. Shteynberg customizes each otoplasty procedure to ensure optimal results, addressing the unique concerns and anatomy of the patient.
Outpatient Procedure:
Otoplasty is typically performed on an outpatient basis for both children and adults. The procedure is elective, and patients can return home on the same day.
Invisible Scarring:
Once the sutures or incisions are healed, the resulting scars are almost invisible, ensuring that the aesthetic enhancements appear natural.

Schedule Your Otoplasty Consultation

Whether seeking otoplasty for a child with protruding ears or considering the procedure for oneself, Vantage Plastic Surgery provides comprehensive consultations to discuss the details of ear pinning surgery and what to expect. If you or your child has concerns about protruding ears, contact us at Vantage Plastic Surgery to schedule an appointment at our clinics in UES Manhattan or Brooklyn. Dr. Aleksandr Shteynberg is dedicated to providing exceptional results and can guide you through the otoplasty process, ensuring a positive and transformative experience. Trust Vantage Plastic Surgery for expert ear pinning and a harmonious facial appearance.


Skip footer
diamond white

Schedule Your Consultation with Dr. Shteynberg


791 Park Avenue, suite 1B
New York, NY 10021


(212) 951-1877


Monday - Friday
8am - 6pm
Saturday - Sunday