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Otoplasty, or ear surgery or “ear pinning”, is an aesthetically life changing procedure for adults who seek it for themselves or their children. For people considering ear surgery, my experience and skills as a surgeon can help them feel confident in their decision and their appearance.  Otoplasty can help both adults and children have more self-confidence. With a major concern about appearance alleviated, patients can go about their lives with less anxiety when interacting with others.  Adults who choose ear surgery often remark that they wish they had gone ahead with it years ago.

You can request a consultation online with Dr. Nadelson or give us a call at (212)-500-2163 to make an appointment.

Otoplasty procedure

Most people are born with ears that hug their head rather closely. If your ears protrude, it’s may be because the major fold of cartilage inside the rim of your ear is underdeveloped or you may have excess cartilage, or you may have a combination of both.  Dr. Nadelson can reposition your ears and correct the problem under local or general anesthesia.  For most patients, I remove a small crescent of skin and cartilage behind the ear and place tiny sutures in the cartilage to improve the folds.  Scars are small and very well hidden behind the ear after healing.

Candidates for ear Surgery
• Your ears protrude far from your head.
• You feel that your ears are not comfortable on your head, especially when styling your hair or wearing certain accessories.
• You feel like your ears are too big and take attention away from your face.
• Your earlobes are wide and oddly shaped.
• Your ears are uneven or asymmetrical.
• Your ears are oddly shaped due to an accident or genetics.


Patients recover quickly following their procedure.  Bandages are worn around the head for several days following surgery, and patients may return to school or work after 1 week.  Patients may usually resume full activities at 6 weeks.


In your consultation with Dr. Nadelson, he will provide you with a price estimate that is based on  factors specific to you as a patient. During your consultation, you may also wish to ask about the financing options available, which create an affordable monthly payment method with low to zero interest. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Nadelson, Contact his office at (212)-500-2163.

Adam Nadelson MD

Cosmetic Surgeon