Ear Pinning (Otoplasty)
Dr. M. Bradley Calobrace and Dr. Chet Mays perform ear pinning (otoplasty) in Lexington and Louisville, Kentucky, to reshape ears that protrude too far from the head. The procedure is also used to improve the appearance of misshapen ears. Cosmetic ear surgery may be performed as early as 5 years of age, but often is performed in adults as well.
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About Cosmetic Ear Surgery
Otoplasty is usually performed as an outpatient procedure in our AAAASF-approved surgical facility. Our surgeons typically use general anesthetic for children and local anesthetic for adults. Incisions are made on the back of the ear and small portions of fat and tissue are removed. Cartilage is reshaped and repositioned and held into place with sutures.
Ear Pinning Before & After Photos
What to Expect During Recovery
Patients can expect temporary pain and swelling. A headband may be required during recovery.
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Other Things to Know
It will take a few weeks for the swelling to decrease and the ears to appear normal. Contact sports should be avoided for 1 to 3 months.
Risks include infection, bleeding, poor scarring, relapse, ear irregularities and asymmetry.
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