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Ear pinning or otoplasty – Glitter Gloria, a surgery Queen’s cosmetic surgery roadmap

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What is otoplasty or ear pinning? 

Otoplasty or ear pinning is an aesthetic surgery procedure that helps you to change the shape, size, and proportions of your ear with the face and head. You may change your ear size and shape from five years of age to adulthood when they have reached their full size. 

You are the right prospect if you think your ears are sticking far away from your head, affected by injury, or representing congenital disabilities. Also, if you are dissatisfied with your ear’s shape, you may go for reconstructive otoplasty surgery. 

How is the surgical procedure of otoplasty performed? 

The procedure is not painful as it is performed under general anesthesia to reduce the discomfort during the surgery. Sometimes the procedure is performed under sedation or local anesthesia. Your aesthetic plastic surgeon will make the incisions at the back of the ears or within the ear creases to change the ears’ size, shape, and position. Next, your surgeon will remove the extra skin or cartilage, which is then folded into the desired position. Internal stitches are used to rescue the cartilage at its proper place; however, additional stitches are made to close the incisions. 

What to expect after otoplasty or ear pinning? 

After completing the otoplasty procedure, your plastic surgeon will cover your ears with bandages to provide support and protection. You might feel slight discomfort and itching after the procedure, but pain medications will help to ease the discomfort. 

Your surgeon will advise avoiding putting unnecessary pressure or rubbing the incision sights. Avoid sleeping to your sides, wearing button-down shirts, and taking recommended rest will help the procedure’s fastest healing and speedy recovery. 

What are the benefits of otoplasty or ear pinning? 

  • Ear pinning repositions your ears. 
  • The procedure corrects the shape, size, and position of the ears
  • Restores the proportion and symmetry of ears with face and head
  • Reduces the size and prominence of huge ears
  • Improves congenital ear abnormalities
  • It helps in boosting self-esteem and confidence

What are the risks of ear pinning? 

Risks associated with otoplasty are listed as under:

  • Scarring 
  • Allergic reaction
  • Changes in sensation
  • Overcorrection
  • Ear placement asymmetry 

What is the cost of otoplasty? 

The average cost of otoplasty surgery is $3736. 

If you want to learn more about the otoplasty possibilities or to book your initial consultation, feel free to contact Gloria. She puts your body goals and safety first with constant due diligence when making plastic surgery decisions. 


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