Ear Pinning

Otoplasty Candidates

People whose ears have been damaged or have congenital anomalies can opt for reconstructive surgery. Otoplasty can be performed to address large ears and ears that noticeably protrude from the head.

Otoplasty can be performed on children with large ears that may draw unwanted attention. Children will need to be around five-six years old before they can undergo otoplasty in order to allow the ears to fully grow. It is the earliest age plastic surgeons recommend for performing otoplasty. Older individuals may undergo this treatment process at any time.

Ears and the way in which they appear can have a strong effect on a person’s self – esteem. When children have prominent ears they often are subject to teasing at school. Adults also suffer from this problem and feel the negative effects on their confidence. Ear pinning can be the solution to help self-confidence soar.

Your Otoplasty will be performed by Dr. John Farella in Westchester County, NY.

  • American Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Certified
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons Member
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Member


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Preparation Before Surgery

Be ready to discuss the following during the consultation for your ear surgery:

  1. The need for the procedure, expectations, as well as, desired outcome.
  2. Use of existing medications, herbal supplements, vitamins, drugs, tobacco, and alcohol
  3. Medical conditions, medical treatments, and drug allergies

A plastic surgeon is likely to also do the following:

  1. Assess the general health of the candidate and any risk factors or pre-existing health conditions
  2. Discuss the options available and provide advice on the best treatment option
  3. Go over what to expect following ear surgery, potential complications, and any risks

Otoplasty with Dr. Farella

Dr. Farella brings his many years of experience and pinpoint accuracy to help you regain your confidence with a beautiful work to restore normal ear shape. Through an incision made on the back of the ear, surgical techniques, such as, cartilage removal and reshaping can be performed to restore normal ear shape. Otoplasty is commonly done on children once the ear is fully developed (ages 4-6). However, it is also performed on adults.


Following the Otoplasty procedure, our licensed registered nurse will bring you to our private recovery room. The ears are usually bandaged for several days, after dressing is removed. A headband is used for two months while you sleep. The initial dressing change is done by the doctor. This procedure can be done on one or both ears, as needed.

Information on this page is not a substitute for medical consultation or advice. Please contact us to schedule an appointment to discuss the best treatments for you.

The Cost of Otoplasty

The cost of your otoplasty in Westchester will vary based on the amount of work required to provide you with your desired results and other factors. Our team can let you know what the expected cost of your procedure will be during your consultation and go over the payment options we offer.

Schedule a Consultation

Contact our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Farella for your otoplasty procedure in Westchester. He is dedicated to providing all of our patients with the personalized surgical care they need.