Otoplasty (Ear Pinning) in Chattanooga

Otoplasty Before & After Gallery

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Ear pinning surgery, or otoplasty is usually done to set prominent ears back closer to the head or to reduce the size of large ears. This is often performed on children after the age of 4. However, many adults opt to have ear surgery to rectify life long concerns and improve self-image.

In most cases, ear pinning surgery will leave a faint scar in the back of the ear that will fade with time. Even when only one ear appears to protrude, surgery is usually performed on both ears for a better balance.

Stitches are usually removed, or will dissolve, in about a week.

Any activity in which the ear might be bent should be avoided for a month or so. Most adults can go back to work about five days after ear pinning surgery. Children can go back to school after seven days or so, if they’re careful about playground activity.

Most patients, young and old alike, are thrilled with the results of otoplasty surgery. Though no surgery can predict perfect symmetry, when you have discussed the procedure and your expectations with Dr. Shire before the operation, chances are you’ll be quite pleased with the result.

Otoplasty (Ear Pinning) Surgery Before & After






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