At Northwest Face & Body, our board-certified cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Allegra, can help restore a natural balance to the shape of your face by performing ear pinning surgery, or otoplasty, at our Kirkland office in the Greater-Seattle area. This procedure can correct the appearance of protruding ears to make them more proportionately appealing with the rest of your facial features.*

Ear pinning surgery can be performed well into adulthood, but the majority of patients are between the ages of five and 15. This age group is often subject to harsh and traumatic teasing, resulting in embarrassment and a negative self image.


Performing ear pinning surgery for Seattle and Kirkland area residents, our team of board-certified physicians at Northwest Face & Body use local anesthesia with sedatives for adults and general anesthesia for children.

The surgery takes one to two hours and involves small incisions behind and within the natural folds and contour of your ear. To reduce the projection of the ears, small slivers of cartilage are removed for proper symmetry. Once the improved position has been achieved, incisions are closed with fine sutures for minimal scarring. This technique results in the ears sitting closer to the sides of your head.*


With a relatively short recovery period, the positive results of this surgery will be noticeable almost immediately. Post-operative bandages will be applied to help maintain the new position of the ears, where they will need to remain for the first 7 to 10 days after surgery. The incision lines will continue to fade during the next 12 to 18 months, and Dr. Allegra may want to schedule follow-up visits to ensure proper healing.


Our team of board-certified surgeons consistently achieves exceptional results for their ear pinning surgery patients. Taking into account each patient’s unique facial features and contours, they will work with you to determine the best method to achieve a shape, position, and proportion that will enhance your overall appearance.* Services areas include: Seattle, Kirkland, Bellevue, Redmond, Everett, Lynnwood, Kent, Renton & Tacoma Washington.

*Individual results may vary