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Otoplasty, also known as ear surgery, is usually performed to pin back ears that stick out away from the head or to reduce the size of large ears. The Pittsburgh cosmetic surgery procedure is often performed on children because unlike other parts of the body, patients usually will have already experienced full ear growth by the age of four. Since many children may endure taunting and teasing for having prominent sized ears, otoplasty at a younger age can eliminate the ridicule, as well as produce a more pleasing appearance.

Otoplasty is not just limited to children and can be performed on adults with no additional risks in most instances. Most otoplasty surgeries are performed because of protruding ears, but this is not the only reason the surgery is performed. Pittsburgh plastic surgeon, Dr Heil*, can use this technique to fix the appearance of Lop ear, when the top part of the ear appears to fold down and forward, and cupped ear, when the curve in the outer rim and natural folds and creases are absent, are ear problems that can be helped with otoplasty surgery.

Depending on the condition being treated, the final results of the otoplasty will be evident after the bandage is taken off. The wrap is used to best allow proper molding and good healing to exist. Since otoplasty is often performed on children, it is important the patient is not pressured about feeling the surgery is necessary and should only occur if the child is comfortable with the process.

For any questions or to schedule a consultation at Premier Plastic Surgery, click here to contact us today. We have 2 locations throughout the Tri-State area.

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Dr. Brian V. Heil revealed his outstanding talents during his education, achieving his medical degree at the top of his class. He advanced his education at one of the nation’s most revered plastic surgery training programs.

Over his years in practice, Dr. garnered a reputation for excellence in plastic surgery, hair restoration, and non-surgical enhancements. Your treatments will be performed by a true professional in the field of plastic surgery, who is warm, genuine, and is dedicated to achieving superior results.


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We thank you for your patience during this unprecedented COVID-19 crisis. We are pleased to announce we are open for in-office appointments & elective surgeries.

Our highest priority is the care & safety of our patients & staff. Therefore, we are utilizing guidelines issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Health & the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

We are taking every precaution including universal masking, adequate personal protective equipment, heightened safety & decontaminating protocols, enhanced screening processes for incoming patients, as well as COVID-19 testing for our employees & surgical patients. Please click here for a full report of protocols and safety measures.

We will continue to offer virtual consultations with Dr Heil. Please email [email protected] to make these arrangements. For more information on protocols or to set-up an appointment, call us at 724.933.1800. Acqua Blu Medical Spa's estheticians, Anna & Alyson will be providing services shortly. Thank you for your loyalty & trust. We look forward to seeing your beautiful smiling face again.


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