Otoplasty Hampton Roads – Ear Pinning (Otoplasty)
Who is a Candidate for Ear Pinning?
You may be a candidate for ear pinning (otoplasty) if you have ears that stick out too far from the side of the head. You may also want to have an otoplasty procedure if your ears have an unusual or undesirable shape.
The goal is to create ears that have normal folds and shape with a normal level of protrusion from the side of the head.
About Ear Pinning Surgery
Otoplasty is usually performed on an outpatient basis under sedation and local or general anesthesia. The ears are usually bandaged with a headband type of dressing for several days. Initial mild post-operative discomfort is easily controlled with oral medication.
The procedure is appropriate beginning at age 5 or 6 or at any time thereafter. The ears usually look “normal” within 10 to 20 days. Usually, a headband is worn for 2 to 3 weeks to protect the ears. Contact sports should be avoided for about a month.
Any facial procedure that is desired or appropriate would enhance the result.
Payment for Plastic Surgery
This procedure is considered to be cosmetic and so is usually not covered by insurance. Our patient counselors can help you with your financial arrangements, including financing.
The specific risks and the suitability of this procedure for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are unusual.