Ear Pinning - Otoplasty

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Correction of the shape, size or position of ears, medically known as otoplasty, is usually performed for children from the age of 5, but also for adults. This procedure is typically used to correct protruding, prominent ears. This is a congenital aesthetic defect that can in rare cases also occur as the result of an accident. Ear pinning positively impacts the client's psychic wellbeing and the overall appearance of the face. Let us improve your life!

Before the treatment

Before the treatment, consultation with a plastic surgeon at our clinic is required. The physician will evaluate the shape and any deformities of the ear or both ears. If the doctor finds the procedure suitable, the client will receive information on the surgery, post-operative regimen and potential risks. Depending on the age and general condition of the client, the physician decides whether the surgery will be performed under local or general anaesthesia. The we will arrange the date of the surgery and pre-operative examinations, if required, at the reception desk.

During the treatment

Ear pinning (otoplasty) is performed either as an outpatient service under local anaesthesia or under general anaesthesia followed by preventive hospitalisation for 1 night. The surgery takes roughly 1 hour. The surgeon removes a strip of skin from the back of the pinna, adjusts the ear cartilage as necessary and fixes the ear in the desired position using absorbable sutures. After the surgery, clients leave with a fixation bandage around their head.

After the treatment

After recovery from anaesthesia, the client takes analgesics to dull pain, which usually recedes in a few days. The fixation bandage is usually worn for 1 to 2 weeks; clients regularly come for redressing until fully recovered.

The healing process and stabilisation of the earlobe in the desired position usually take 2 months. During this time, there is a risk or reprotrusion, or the return of the earlobe to its original position. For this reason, it is very important to avoid activities that could lead to injury of the not quite healed ear. It is also advisable to protect the ears from extreme cold or sunlight. The fine scar remaining behind the ear after surgery will fade over time.

Who can be treated?

Ear pinning is performed from the age of 5 onwards, typically before the start of school, or any time thereafter.
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