Otoplasty / Ear Pinback | Montgomery AL

Otoplasty or ear pinning is a procedure used to make protruding ears less prominent. Protruding ears are a type of congenital malformation. Controversy exists as to the appropriate time to address this issue. Some parents feel that as this is a cosmetic procedure it shouldn’t be performed on children. Others argue that it is no different from placing braces to straighten your child’s teeth. Regardless this can be a traumatizing deformity for school aged children and can have a negative impact on social development during the formative years. At Alabama Surgical Arts Dr. Nizam often recommends treating during the school age years to avoid this.


The procedure is performed through a hidden incision on the back of the ear. Usually, a combination of cartilage reduction and sutures are used to reshape the ear into normal contours, although each procedure is tailored to individual anatomic needs. A resorbable suture is used to close the incision in the postauricular crease. The procedure is typically performed under general anesthesia, due to the age of most patients. 


Social recovery time is 1 week. After surgery a wrap is placed to hold the ears down and prevent collection of blood. The patient is seen the follow day and the wrap is removed and the ears are inspected for blood collections. An elastic wrap is then always worn around the head for 1 week. After this it is worn only at night for an additional week. No suture removal is required as they dissolve on their own. Wearing of helmets or other head gear is prohibited for the first 6 weeks.

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Alabama Surgical Arts

5 out of 5 stars based on 229 Otoplasty reviews

Patient Review by Lorita M

I was scared but the staff helped me feel comfortable & Dr. Nizam was excellent. I am so glad I made the decision to have a molar implant done & I am very glad I chose to use Alabama Surgical Arts !

- Lorita M

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Patient Review by Yolanda W

Very professional and courteous office

- Yolanda W

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Patient Review by John C

Everyone was so professional and understanding.

- John C

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Patient Review by Kendal M M

I had no problems. Everyone was professional and great

- Kendal M M

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Patient Review by Pat Skipper

Outstanding! Highly recommend!

- Pat Skipper

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Patient Review by Norma D

Dr. Ivory is the best for a bone graft and or an implant. In my opinion there is no other choice. He is the only Choice. His surgical staff is great very reassuring, courteous, and friendly . They are professional at all levels. I would recommend he and his team to both family and friends without hesitation.

- Norma D

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Patient Review by Gip K

My wife Judy has Alzheimer’s and had a tooth extracted. The staff and Doctor went out of their way to accommodate her needs. I thank y’all very much!

- Gip K

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Patient Review by Diann J

The staff was very helpful and friendly. Dr. Nizam was very professional and explained the procedure to me in detail. And called me at home after the procedure to make sure I was doing good and that was very much appreciated. Would differently recommend this Practice

- Diann J

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Patient Review by Flo W

Dr Nizam, office & staff was very professional. The office smells so fresh (that’s a plus for me) and was very clean. I loved it!

- Flo W

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Patient Review by Georgia R

Everyone that I encountered at your facility was always courteous and professional. I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Nizam. He is the ultimate professional. He was always smiling and seemed to be in an awesome mood. He answered all my questions and never made me feel like he did not have time for me. Even when he was getting ready for your surgery he was talking and joking with you to put you at ease. He would call you (not his nurse) the afternoon after your surgery to check on you. I will be recommending ASA to friends and family. Thank you all for the excellent care you gave me.

- Georgia R

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Patient Review by Ashley D

Everyone was nice and friendly. All the instructions for after care was very clear, I even had a friendly check in call after the procedure from my doctor which was unexpected but I love the fact that he did check in, Dr. Ivory was great.

- Ashley D

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Patient Review by Nadine T

I was impressed. The Dr called to check on me after leaving the office.

- Nadine T

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Patient Review by Anthony G

I wish there was enough space to share exactly how satisfied I am with each member of the staff at this facility. From the support assistant, the technicians, the doctors, everyone I came in contact with I want to say thank you. I have worked customer service my entire military career and civilian career and I must say what a pleasure is is to experience such high level customer service from entry to exit. This staff should be the model for how customer service should be provided. Thank you so much for making my visit a pleasure. I look forward to my next visit.

- Anthony G

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Patient Review by Briseida J

I highly recommend this place, after coming out of anesthesia they were very comforting. Just a very warm place and calming, especially if you are nervous like I was. So thank you!

- Briseida J

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Patient Review by Carol B

Extremely pleased with all my treatment and service. Everyone is super nice and helpful. Dr Nizam is an excellent.

- Carol B

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Patient Review by Camilla P

I highly recommend this location. They were excellent.

- Camilla P

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Patient Review by Katrina W

Thanks to Dr. Ivory and staff for a pleasant visit.

- Katrina W

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Patient Review by Rosalind R

Very pleased with the services received. The staff worked with me patiently throughout the slowness of the VA.

- Rosalind R

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Patient Review by Theresa F

The Oxy-Facial by Anna Claire was my first experience with this type of facial. All I can say is that I left feeling like a million dollars with my face ‘glowing’. She certainly knows how to make you feel like Royalty!

- Theresa F

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