Otoplasty - Ear Surgery

Otoplasty, is also known as ear pinning. This procedure is to reduce the size of large ears and allows for them to be set back closer to the head.  This is done by reshaping and repositioning the ear cartilage.  The incisions are made behind the ear so nobody will see the scars. This procedure is done on both children and adults, and when performed by a qualified, experienced surgeon, complications are infrequent and usually minor.
 
Otoplasty is done under a general anesthesia at an outpatient facility and takes about 2 1/2 hours of Surgery.  The patient’s head is wrapped in a turban type dressing until Dr. Simmonds removes it the following day. The ears may throb or ache a little for a few days to a week and can be managed with medication.  Once the dressing is removed by Dr. Simmonds places a headband or sweatband over the ears to help with compression.  This is to be worn for 3 – 4 weeks.


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