Ear Pinning Surgery
Many people are unhappy with the size or shape of their ears, noticing this already in childhood. The ears may protrude too much or may not be symmetrical. Many children are teased in school and adults make an effort to hide their ears with their hair or by wearing a hat. Fortunately, if you do not think your ears are proportional to the structure of your head, this can be corrected with ear pinning surgery. This procedure improves the shape, position and proportion of the ears, giving them a more natural shape. Ear pinning surgery can also correct congenital defects or damage to ear structure. It is designed to treat ears that are too big in proportion to the head, or ears that are not symmetrical.
How is ear pinning surgery performed?
In adults this surgery is performed under local anesthesia, whereas in children under the age of 6 general anesthesia is required. Pinning protruding ears is achieved using various surgical techniques to fold, adjust or reduce ear cartilage in order to obtain the desired shape. The incisions are made on the back surface of the ear, or if necessary in the front, inside the folds of the ear to conceal them.
What to expect after surgery?
In ear pinning surgery the results are almost immediate and will be visible when the bandage is removed. Following surgery the ears will be bandaged for several days. With the desired result, the ears are placed permanently closer to the head, so that the surgical scars are hidden behind them or hidden well within the natural wrinkles of the ears.