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Ear Surgery Des Moines

Dr. David Robbins has created a unique cosmetic surgery practice in Iowa where you can experience the education of a quadruple board certified plastic surgeon (Dr. David Robbins) and a private operating suite at the office of Des Moines Plastic Surgery™. There is no longer a need to visit a hospital or surgery center to have ear surgery or otoplasty. We have it all in one convenient location!

We offer complimentary cosmetic consultations with Dr. Robbins and his highly qualified staff. Please call us at 515-221-9999 so we can answer any questions you may have and help you through your journey to get the look you have always wanted.

Otoplasty

Because the ears are a modest, but important element of facial harmony, protruding ears can be troublesome for children and adults alike. At Des Moines Plastic Surgery™, ear pinning surgery, or otoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure that can be used to improve the shape or position of your ears.

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Otoplasty often re-positions ears that protrude or appear large.
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Dr. Robbins makes an incision behind the ear to reshape the cartilage.
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The ears lie flatter after surgery.

There are a variety of techniques that can be used to reshape or re-position the ears. Dr. Robbins will perform a thorough analysis of your anatomy to choose the right approach for your ears. Dr. Robbins is quadruple board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Laser Surgery. He is the only one in Iowa to be quadruple board certified.

When do I consider ear pinning surgery?

Ear pinning surgery can improve the size, shape and position of your ears. It may be time to consider ear pinning surgery for you or your child if:

  • You or your child feel self-conscious or embarrassed
  • Your child is being constantly teased about his or her ears
  • You or your child has undergone significant injury or trauma to the ear

As a general rule, the best candidates for ear pinning surgery will be healthy and possess realistic expectations. Ear pinning surgery is not recommended for children under four years of age because their ears may not be fully developed.

FAQs

  • How is ear pinning surgery performed?

    Ear pinning surgery is performed on an outpatient basis at Des Moines Plastic Surgery™ in our fully accredited operating room. For younger patients, surgery is typically completed under general anesthesia; on older patients, local anesthesia coupled with sedation is usually appropriate.

    There are several techniques that may be used during ear surgery depending on the cosmetic problem. In most instances, Dr. Robbins will make a small incision along the back of the ear, exposing the cartilage. Dr. Robbins will then be able to modify or augment the underlying shape. Often, permanent sutures will also be used to help the ear hold its new shape.

  • What happens after ear pinning surgery?

    Immediately following surgery, which will be done within our fully accredited in-office operating room, a compression garment will be wrapped around your head. You will need to wear this garment for 7 to 10 days. It’s possible that you will experience some discomfort, itching or throbbing in your ears. Dr. Robbins will provide you with prescription pain medication to make this initial phase of recovery more manageable.

    Bruising and swelling will be visible for a couple of weeks, but you should be able to return to work and other normal routines within a week to 10 days. Children returning to school should opt out of physical education classes for at least a month.

  • Will I have any noticeable scarring?

    Dr. Robbins will make every effort to conceal incisions within the natural contours of your ears, so visible scarring should be minimal. Any scarring immediately following surgery will gradually fade and flatten over the course of several months to a year.

  • Are the results of ear pinning surgery permanent?

    Because permanent sutures are often placed during ear pinning surgery, your results will be long-lasting. There is a small risk of relapse after surgery.

  • What are some of the risks associated with ear pinning surgery?

    Ear pinning surgery offers a high success rate with a low incidence of complications; however, it’s important to remember that all surgical procedures present a degree of risk and uncertainty. These risks will be discussed during your consultation with Dr. Robbins at Des Moines Plastic Surgery™. Some risks may include, but not limited to, infection, allergic reaction to anesthesia, blood clots or the need for revision surgery.

Visit our Ear Surgery Photo Gallery or click below to see a few of our satisfied patients.

Before & After
Before & After

* Individual results may vary.

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View before-and-after pictures of real patients of Dr. David Robbins

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Learn More About Ear Pinning Surgery in Des Moines

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Robbins specializes in ear pinning surgery for adults and children. If you’re ready to take the next step, it’s time to schedule a complimentary cosmetic consultation for ear pinning surgery in at Des Moines Plastic Surgery™. Please schedule your visit today by calling 515-221-9999 or by emailing us.

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Experience the difference.

✅ Quadruple Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
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✅ Specializing exclusively in cosmetic surgery of the face, breast and body
✅ Supported by a team of aesthetic experts that value patient care, safety, and providing the latest technology to achieve the results our patients desire
✅ On-site, fully accredited operating room designed and dedicated exclusively to cosmetic surgery procedures

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Experience the difference.

✅ Quadruple Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
✅ Over 15 years experience in cosmetic surgery
✅ Specializing exclusively in cosmetic surgery of the face, breast and body
✅ Supported by a team of aesthetic experts that value patient care, safety, and providing the latest technology to achieve the results our patients desire
✅ On-site, fully accredited operating room designed and dedicated exclusively to cosmetic surgery procedures

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Experience the difference.

✅ Quadruple Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
✅ Over 15 years experience in cosmetic surgery
✅ Specializing exclusively in cosmetic surgery of the face, breast and body
✅ Supported by a team of aesthetic experts that value patient care, safety, and providing the latest technology to achieve the results our patients desire
✅ On-site, fully accredited operating room designed and dedicated exclusively to cosmetic surgery procedures

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✅ Quadruple Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
✅ Over 15 years experience in cosmetic surgery
✅ Specializing exclusively in cosmetic surgery of the face, breast and body
✅ Supported by a team of aesthetic experts that value patient care, safety, and providing the latest technology to achieve the results our patients desire
✅ On-site, fully accredited operating room designed and dedicated exclusively to cosmetic surgery procedures

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Dr. Robbins is Iowa’s ONLY quadruple board certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Robbins believes not only experience but education are important for a successful medical practice. He is board certified by: •
* The American Board of Plastic Surgery
* The American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
* The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery
* The American Board of Laser Surgery

The decision to have cosmetic surgery is very personal, and you must feel comfortable with Dr. Robbins and staff. At Des Moines Plastic Surgery™, your consultation will include a discussion of the procedure, viewing before and after photos, and discussion of all the surgical options and potential risks. We want you to be completely informed and confident with your decision to have cosmetic surgery. We encourage you to consult with other surgeons and research credentials allowing you to make a more informed decision before choosing a surgeon.
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