Ear pinning surgery is done to correct overly protruding ears, and is commonly performed in children aged six to seven years old, or adults if not corrected as a child. This facial surgery tucks ears back as to provide a less protruding appearance.
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During your consultation, Dr. Patel will take time to learn more about your concerns and goals, and discuss the treatment options in detail. She will go through your medical history and perform a physical exam in order to determine the best plan to reach your goals, and make sure you are a good candidate for surgery.
The day of surgery, Dr. Patel will meet with you in the preoperative area, review the planned procedure, and go over any additional questions you may have prior to surgery.
After surgery, you will be provided with postoperative care instructions, and instructions for followup. Dr. Patel will see you for the first postoperative visit 1-2 days after surgery, with an additional visit the week after for suture removal if appropriate. Additional postoperative visits are typically spaced at 2 weeks, 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months, and 1 year after surgery.
The shape and configuration of the ears is a congenital trait, or one you were born with.
Yes, you can get plastic surgery on the ears for a variety of conditions.
Ear pinning surgery reshapes the ear to protrude less from the head.
Otoplasty is another word for ear pinning surgery, where sutures are placed behind the ear to reduce the degree of protrusion.
The scar for otoplasty is behind the ear.
Otoplasty typically takes less than one hour per ear.
It is generally recommended to avoid sleeping on your side for the first couple weeks, and then sleep with a headband for another 4 weeks.
The cost for otoplasty surgery will depend on a number of factors, including whether it is done on one ear or both. To provide you with accurate pricing information, we invite you to book a complimentary Pre-Consult Phone Call with our Patient Care Coordinator by calling 310-205-0212. During that phone call, important information will be discussed, and ballpark pricing will be provided.