Otoplasty in Calgary

Otoplasty, or ear pinning, is a surgical procedure performed by Dr. Hamilton, at an accredited hospital in Calgary. It is designed to improve the shape, position and proportion of the ears. This procedure can be employed to make visual corrections to problems that have resulted from a sports or other injury. It can also correct a structural defect due to heredity or some other cause.

Preparing for ear pinning surgery

You will receive special instructions from Dr. Hamilton that will cover:

  • What to do on the day of surgery
  • The use of anesthesia during your procedure
  • Post-operative care and follow-up

If you need additional information to know more about your procedure feel free to call at 587.353.0244.

Otoplasty (ear pinning) surgery in Calgary


Medications will be administered for your comfort during the ear pinning (otoplasty) surgery that Dr. Hamilton will perform. The options will include local, intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. Dr. Hamilton will recommend the best choice for you.

The incision

Dr. Hamilton will correct protruding ears by surgically creating or increasing the fold just inside the rim of the ear. Next, he will reduce enlarged cartilage in the largest and deepest hollow of the external ear. Incisions for ear pinning surgery are generally made at the back of the ear. When incisions are necessary on the front of the ear, Dr. Hamilton is careful to make them within its folds in order to hide them. The use of internal, non-removable sutures helps to create the newly-shaped cartilage and secure it in place.

He will then close the incision, using external stitches. Dr. Hamilton's surgical experience and knowledge of facial structure will make certain that other facial structures are not distorted, but remain natural, thus avoiding a noticeabsle pinned look.

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Dr. Hamilton is Chief, Division of Plastic Surgery at Peter Lougheed Hospital in Calgary, and is Assistant Professor (Clinical) Division of Plastic Surgery at the University of Calgary Medical School. He sits on the Surgical Executive Committee, Peter Lougheed Hospital, Calgary, Alberta, and is also Director of the Hand Clinic at Peter Lougheed Hospital.

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Expected results

When Dr. Hamilton performs ear pinning surgery at the accredited hospital in Calgary, the results are almost instantaneous, in cases of protruding ears. Because the ears will remain much closer to the head, any scars will be hidden, either behind the ear or in the natural creases of the ear.

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Calgary AB T3E 7M9
Phone: 587-353-0244
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