Question : Is ear pinning the same thing as otoplasty?
Answer : Ear pinning is a generic term. It is not a medical term. Generally, when people think of ear pinning, they think of putting the ears closer to the head. However, an otoplasty is a more specific term where you try to correct the deformities of the ear and position the ear in a more aesthetic position. So, I think for the general public, the term ear pinning is the same as otoplasty; whereas for the facial plastic surgeon who specializes in this field, otoplasty is a very specific procedure and even within otoplasty there are different techniques to achieve the goal of restoring the aesthetic contours of the ear.