Pinnaplasty or Otoplasty is the surgical procedure for ear pinning. This is an operation that is used to correct prominent ears. The operation itself takes about 60 to 90 minutes to perform. This is usually performed under local anaesthetic which means you are awake during the procedure.
Otoplasty is a commonly performed operation and was often performed in children. Due to changes in funding in the NHS, this procedure not commonly offered now in the public sector.
WHY DO MY EARS STICK OUT?
There are a number of reasons why people may have prominent ears or consider ear surgery and these include:
- Genetics or family history of prominent ears
- Deep conchal bowls
- Lack of antihelical folds
- Asymmetry of the ears
What are the risks of pinnaplasty?
Pinnaplasty is performed under local anaesthetic. The procedure involves making an incision behind the ear and using stitches to fold back the cartilage. Some potential risks with otoplasty are discussed below although your surgeon will discuss these and more during your consultation.
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