Ear Pinning Surgery at Dr. Papanastasiou’s Clinic in Montreal

Over-prominence of the ears is a developmental problem, which is first noticed by the parents of a child at a very young age. It can easily become a source of embarrassment and result in lack of self-confidence.

The surgery consists of correcting the over-prominence of cartilage on the back of the ear and this can usually be carried out any time after the age of 5 years.

The best candidates are healthy individuals with no medical history that could lead to postoperative complications. Dr. Papanastasiou will be in a good position to tell you if you are a good candidate for this surgery.

The procedure most often is carried out under local anesthesia in our surgical clinic and involves a small incision on the back of your ear and several sutures being placed in the cartilage, folding the cartilage to pin the ear back and give it a more natural appearance.

A dressing is applied and is usually removed one week after the operation. Post-operative discomfort should be minimal as is the bruising and swelling. You can return to normal activities within one week but should be careful with contact sports for at least 4 to 6 weeks.

For additional information on otoplasty, click here for pre-operative and post-operative instructions.

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V.W. Papanastasiou, MD, CM, MSc, FRCSC

I had a successful breast surgery on May 24th 2016. Through the information sessions to the surgery and post surgery every single staff I dealt with was professional nice and patient. Dr. Papanastasiou is a great surgeon, professional, patient with a beautiful smile. I wish I had the surgery long time ago.....Big thank to Dr. Papanastasiou, God bless you Doctor!! Thank you so much Francoise, Stephanie, Michele and the young ladies at the reception and everyone who was in the surgery room. A big hug and thanks to NANCY the wonderful Nurse who took care of me in the recovery room, this great lady put her heart in what she does!!!! God bless you all.

"I recently had a breast lift and implants put in by Dr. P and his team. The results are wonderful, very natural and I love them. His team was fantastic, very professional and kind. I would definitely recommend Dr P and his clinic!"

"I recommend Dr. Papanastasiou, he is very kind and professional and best technology I've seen after going to loose my money to get evaluations with other doctors I came back. I had breast augmentation and asked for a natural look and that' s exactly what I got! From A to Z my experience was excellent! I also did lipo and I barely got bruises and no pain, he has magic hands :-)"

"About 4 weeks ago I had lower eye surgery for bags and wrinkles. I was initially a little nervous about the procedure but after speaking with him he made me feel at ease and I felt this was the right decision for me. The procedure took about 1 hour and I was back at work 1 week later with just some minor bruising on my cheeks. I was very impressed with Dr. Papanastasiou. He was very professional and I am extremely satisfied with the results. After the procedure he also called me that night to see how I was doing. I was extremely impressed. I would have no problem seeing him again for any procedure and would easily recommend him. Thank you again Dr. Papanastasiou"

"Two years ago I decided to have breast augmentation and a full rhinoplasty. I went to see Dr. Papanastasiou and felt immediately comfortable with him and his staff and confident that he was the best doctor to do the work. It turns out that I needed a revision (to correct minor issues) for both surgeries (breasts and nose) and I was met with understanding and openness. Dr. Papanastasiou and his staff were very accommodating and compassionate! There were no hassles or arguments regarding the need for the revisions and this was very reassuring! I'm extremely pleased with the results of both surgeries and I'm grateful to have been in Dr. Papanastasiou's care ☺️"