Ear pinning is a cosmetic procedure designed to improve the shape and appearance of the ears.
Otoplasty (ear pinning) aims to serve two fundamental functions: adjust the position of the ears closer to the head and reduce the size of large ears — while keeping them looking natural.
The goal of cosmetic ear surgery is to bring the ears into a more pleasing harmony with the rest of the facial features. All incisions made during ear pinning surgery are well hidden behind your ears.
Good Candidates for Ear Pinning
Ear pinning is recommended for children as they approach their total ear development phase at age five or six. Cosmetic ear correction prior to the child entering school helps avoid potential physiological trauma.
*Non-smoking adults in good health are good candidates for otoplasty, as well as:
*Individuals who are uncomfortable with the appearance of protruding ears
*Individuals with realistic expectations and specific appearance goals in mind
*Individuals with abnormally shaped ears
What makes US the best choice for Ear Pinning
Plastic surgeons are specialty trained and certified and specialize exclusively in cosmetic surgery of the face, ears and neck.
Ear surgeons have expert knowledge of the cartilage structure of the ears and possess the artistic skill, precise approach and sharp attention to detail that is required for ear pinning surgery.
Preparing for your Ear Pinning
One month before Ear Pinning
You will be advised to stop smoking completely. If you take certain medicines such as Vitamin E or Aspirin, you may be asked to stop taking them as well.
One week before Ear Pinning
Our plastic surgeons at will provide you with all the necessary pre-operative instructions.
One day before Ear Pinning
Do not ingest any food or beverages during the time set by our plastic surgeon.
Morning of Ear Pinning
It is very important to wear comfortable clothing to the procedure and clothing that is easy to slip on an off to ensure you return home without touching your ears.
Ear Pinning Procedure
Our plastic surgeons perform otoplasty under general anesthesia for children, and local anesthesia for adults. It is a typically completed in one day.
The incision used during ear pinning surgery is well-hidden in the crease behind the ear. The cartilage is artistically contoured and sutures are often placed to hold the cartilage in its new position closer to your head.
After the Procedure
One day after Ear Pinning
The first 24 hours you will be required to wear a compression garment on the head. You may experience some degree of swelling.
One week after Ear Pinning
Some patients are able to return back to work after the first week of ear surgery; however it varies with each patient. It is strongly advised to sleep with your head elevated during the first week of recovering from ear surgery.
This ensures minimized swelling behind the ear and in the middle of the ear cavity. You can achieve this elevation by placing two or three pillows under your head.
One month after Ear Pinning
You may notice occasional popping of the ear a few weeks after surgery — it is a normal part of healing process. You should not blow your nose and try to avoid sneezing for three weeks.
Avoid all activities that may raise your blood pressure. It is equally important not to lift heavy objects for at least two weeks following surgery.
General Risks of Ear Pinning
*Mild pain or discomfort
*Swelling and bruising
*Surgical risks such as bleeding
*Allergic reaction to anaesthesia
*Infection in the cartilage
*Inflamed, itchy scars
Frequently Asked Questions
When can I take a shower after Ear Pinning?
After removing the bandage on the third day, most patients are advised that they can bathe, however it is imperative that the ear canal be kept completely dry. This can be achieved by placing cotton coated with Vaseline into the ear canal opening.
Will the incision made in Ear Pinning be visible ?
Incisions made during ear surgery are inconspicuously placed in the crease the ears and barely visible.
Will ear Pinning affect my hearing?
No. Only the outer ear is operated on — not the inner or middle ear — where hearing stems from.
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