Prominent ear correction (Pinnaplasty) at The Cooden Medical Group
Pinnaplasty, also known as otoplasty or ear pinning, is a common form of cosmetic surgery. A pinnaplasty is a procedure to improve the appearance of your ears.
The Pinnaplasty Procedure
Your surgeon will make a cut at the back of your ear and peel off some skin from the cartilage. They will change the shape of the cartilage so your ear lies closer to your head. If your ears are not symmetrical (evenly shaped on both sides) you surgeon may correct this as well. They will close the wound with stitches and apply a dressing.
|Recommended Age Range||18 and over|
|Procedure Time||Up to one hour|
|Discomfort||A small amount of discomfort following the procedure, although you should not feel anything during the procedure.|
|Downtime||You will need to wear a compressive garment over your head and ears for the first 24 to 72 hours. In the first week after the procedure the garment is worn only at night.|
|Results Appear||After the bruising and swelling has started to go down you should start to see the results. The final results will show at 6 months following the procedure.|
|Results Last||The Results are permanent|