Otoplasty – Ear Pinning or Ear Reshaping

Dr. Nayak performs many Otoplasty procedures a year and has even been featured on the hit TV show”The Doctors” for one of his Otoplasty procedures. In this particular case, a mother was concerned about her daughter being bullied for her protruding ears, as she had been in her childhood. To watch this video from The Doctors please Click here!


Ear Reshaping, or Otoplasty, is a procedure that helps to reposition prominent or large ears. The procedure relies on hidden incisions and strong, permanent sutures to reform one or both ears into a more pleasing, less distracting, shape.Ear Reshaping

What is an otoplasty?

Otoplasty is cosmetic surgery of the ear to reduce the appearance of a prominent ear. One or both ears may look too big for multiple reasons. Commonly, the ear is missing a normal fold or bend, which makes the ear “stick” out too much. Sometimes one ear is simply bigger than the other. During the consultation, Dr. Nayak will evaluate and examine your ears in detail to determine the best way to repair and improve the appearance of your ears.

Does insurance cover otoplasty procedures?

Sometimes. Some insurance carriers recognize the emotional trauma that children go through by being made fun of by other children for “looking different.” Your case would need to be evaluated by your insurance on a case-by-case basis. While Dr. Nayak does not accept insurance, his staff can help you submit your case to your insurers.

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