Plastic Surgery & Cosmetic Center


in Reno, Nevada

What is Otoplasty?

Patients wishing to have their ears lay more flatly against the head have found a lot of success with otoplasty procedures at Janiga MDs.

Otoplasty, also commonly known as “ear pinning,” is a procedure performed on children and adults who would like to have their ears lay flatter or who would like the shape of the ears changed.

The Procedure

Dr. Timothy Janiga performs otoplasty using local anesthesia in our Reno/Tahoe offices. In most cases, an incision is made behind the ear, allowing for it to be folded, reshaped or have cartilage removed to reposition the ear. The incisions are then sutured shut.

This procedure takes about an hour and requires very little down time.

"My family and I have seen Dr. Jennifer Janiga many times. She is knowledgeable, caring and honest. Dr. Tim Janiga has cared for me several times and I feel very confident in his skills. They both seem like they are genuinely interested in their patients. They are both very nice people and fine physicians." - PP


Recovery & Results

Mild swelling, bruising and discomfort may last up to a week. Full results should be noticeable almost immediately.

As a result, you will notice that your ears have less projection, appearing smaller in shape and size. During your consultation with Dr. Timothy Janiga, you will discuss a realistic expectation of your personal outcome.

Schedule a Consultation

We evaluate patients who desire otoplasty in our Reno/Tahoe offices. For more information, or to set up a consultation with Dr. Timothy Janiga to discuss ear pinning in our Reno Plastic Surgery offices, please send us an email or call 775-364-0224.


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