Otoplasty, or ear pinning, is actually appropriate starting
at the age of 5 or 6 as a treatment for protruding ears. Protrusion
will be corrected, but shape will not be affected.
Length of procedure:
About 2-3 hours
Usually local or general anesthesia. The final method of choice
can depend on the patient’s preference for comfort and
the safety recommendations of the surgeon and anesthesiologist.
Some potential risks include scarring or cartilage infection.
The appropriate stages of recovery can vary depending on the
extent of the surgery, and will be determined during the first
few postoperative visits.
Back to work or school: usually 5-7 days
Strenuous activity: at least 1 month
Final appearance: usually settle into place within 2-3 weeks
Duration of results:
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