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Are you looking for a skilled plastic surgeon offering pediatric prominent ear deformity correction near the Bethesda, MD, area? Protruding ears are very noticeable on a child and often a source of teasing and ridicule from other children. While this trait is common and usually genetic, many people with prominent ears are self-conscious of their appearance from childhood into their adult years. If your child has protruding ears that may cause them hardship, consider pediatric plastic surgery to reshape their ears. Dr. Munique Maia at Maia Plastic Surgery offers pediatric prominent ear deformity correction at our clinic near the Bethesda, MD, area.

Protruding or prominent ears can stick out from the head farther than what seems “normal.” It is usually only a few millimeters of extra protrusion, but that small difference impacts the balance of the ears with the head and the rest of the facial features. Children with protruding ears are often teased and may suffer from confidence issues about their appearance. Many parents choose otoplasty or ear pinning surgery performed to correct this issue before their child begins school.

Pediatric Otoplasty or Ear Pinning

Once the ears are fully formed, otoplasty, or ear pinning, can be performed. This is usually around age five or six. Otoplasty can bring the ears closer to the head to create a better balance with the face and other features. Some ear pinning procedures can be performed with only local anesthesia. If ear reshaping or resizing is needed for a prominent ear deformity, general anesthesia may be required for plastic surgery.

Prominent ear deformities can affect a child’s appearance and self-confidence. If you want to explore protruding ear correction or ear plastic surgery for your child, contact us at Maia Plastic Surgery near Chevy Chase, MD, near Bethesda, MD, today, to schedule your appointment. Dr. Maia is a fellowship-trained and highly respected plastic surgeon with many years of plastic and reconstructive surgery experience.

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J. B.

Dr. Maia and her staff are incredibly professional and truly empathetic. They’ve done a beautiful job with the treatments that I’ve gotten and I look forward to coming to the office every single time.

Karli N.

Dr. Maia deserves more than 5-stars! I’m thrilled with my results and I’m less than 3 months post surgery. Dr. Maia is confident and kind, and not at all pushy like other plastic surgeons. I was overly impressed the morning of the procedure. The surgical and hospital staff know her well! They were ready for her and put me at ease while I was getting settled in the OR. I appreciate the team in Dr. Maia’s office for their patience and care. They are just as calm as Dr. Maia.

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Dr. Maia, Alana, and Kristina are talented, knowledgeable, and attentive. Great results, great support, and very responsive to any questions. Would recommend to anyone looking to improve their quality of life!

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Dr Maia is the consummate plastic surgeon. From her compassion to exceptional surgical skill and results, there is no better. Would give 10 stars if I could.

Deise G.

I had a great experience with doctor Maia. Beyond my expectations.

Nate R.

Mid 40s male who’s always had nasal breathing issues and a dorsal bump. I finally decided to do something about it with a septoplasty/rhinoplasty combo. I met with a few doctors but Dr. Maia stood out. She instilled confidence, and I’m extremely pleased with the results. The surgery was straight forward, and the swelling was surprisingly light. A week later the cast was off and I was on the short road to recovery. Honestly, if I had known it was this easy I would have done it earlier. Thanks Dr. Maia!


I recently had Dysport injected by NP Kristina, and I could not be happier with the outcome. I can already see some of the results few days post-injections! I love how quickly Dysport softens the wrinkles, without giving you the "frozen look". Just in time for the upcoming holidays! Earlier this year, I did 3 Morpheus-8 treatments to my face and neck, and I am CONSTANTLY being complimented on how good my skin looks. Worth every penny! I also had fillers injected by Dr. Maia and Kristina. Dr. Maia did my under-eye, which I am obsessed about... what a change! Kristina injected my lips, chin, jawline, and cheeks. My face looks more proportional and guess what.... I FINALLY HAVE A CHIN :) Thank you, Dr. Maia, Kristina, and the Team. You're the best. I will surely be back for more.

R. H.

I had tummy tuck and muscle repair with Dr. Maia 3 months ago. I couldn't be happier. I am 44 and I got my 25 year old body back after tummy tuck with Dr. Maia. The initial consult was great. The surgery was fast. The post op care was excellent. Dr. Maia and team assured me that I had great post recovery and everything going okay. I had no complication whatsoever. The incission was very small and low which I love. She is amazing and caring surgeon. He teams are very responsive and wonderful. I am very happy with the result and everything.

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