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Otoplasty (Ear Pinning) Plastic Surgery in Valdosta, South Georgia and North Central Florida

The term otoplasty refers to the reshaping or reforming or “pinning” of the ears. Most commonly, the procedure is performed to correct prominent ears by setting them back closer to the head. Each individual’s ears are different however, and otoplasty may refer to correction of a number of different ear conditions. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sonya J. Merriman brings her skill, experience and training to performing this procedure for children and adults.

For children, large and/or protruding ears can result in teasing or name-calling which can make adjustment to school difficult, sad or painful and reduce self-confidence as they enter adulthood. Fortunately, this is a problem which can be easily corrected once a child’s ears grow to their full size, usually between five and six years of age.

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Many people in the South Georgia area have considered otoplasty plastic surgery for themselves or their children for some of the following reasons:

  • To set prominent or protruding ears closer to the head
  • To reduce the size of large ears
  • To help your child to gain self-confidence
  • To feel more comfortable with your appearance

For children, pinning the ears is a common technique used during otoplasty to achieve the desired result. Performing otoplasty plastic surgery for adults in the Plantation Trace and South Georgia region, Dr. Merriman may select a different approach. For adults, Dr. Merriman may also reshape or reduce the size of the ears to help them appear symmetrical and streamlined with the contours of the face.

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During your individual consultation with Dr. Merriman, she will explain the options available should you choose otoplasty for yourself or your child. She will answer all your questions. It is Dr. Merriman’s goal is to create trust and rapport with each patient.

As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Merriman always strives to provide the safest and most effective plastic surgery procedures while achieving the best possible result.

You will be treated with professionalism, kindness, and exceptional skill.

Meet with us and discover a clinic where we focus on creating natural-looking results in every procedure.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 View Update Virtual Consultation

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Dear Patients,

We are doing our part to limit the spread of COVID-19. We are still here and working but not currently offering treatments. We are available to answer any questions you have. Our number one priority is safety of our patients, staff and our community.

We are seeing our patients who have recently had surgery for suture removal and to make sure your recovery is safe. We will keep the reception area empty and you will go straight back to an exam room. We will wear masks for your protection. Please only bring one person with you and if possible, it would be best if they can stay in your car during your visit.

We are offering Tele-Health visits for Surgical and Non-surgical consultations. It will be done the same way as an in person consultation would be done, except we will use video to communicate with you. This is done using our Electronic Medical Record and ensures your privacy. Having that consultation process done will allow you to schedule surgery and treatments so they can be done as soon as we are able to provide them again. I believe that after this ordeal, we will all be ready to do something nice for ourselves!

We are providing people with the chance to purchase products. We can bring them to your car. You can also purchase gift cards and we are developing several packages we want to offer. We are also shipping products during this time.

We understand all this uncertainty is frustrating and we apologize for the inconvenience. This situation changes day to day and we will keep you updated as we know more.

So what are we doing since we are not filling our schedule doing surgery, lasers, fillers, Botox, Dysport etc?

We are doing staff training. We will continue to brainstorm and think of ways we can provide even more exceptional patient experience.

We will be making videos and continuing to post on social media. Some of these will be educational and some will be to entertain! How entertaining will probably depend on how stir-crazy we get!

Be safe and be smart. Do your part to slow this virus down. And please, support your local businesses as much as possible.

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