Ear Pinning Providence
Who is a candidate? If you have ears that stick out too far from the side of the head.
Intended result: Ears that have normal folds and shape with normal protrusion from the side of the head.
- The operation is usually performed on an outpatient basis under sedation and local or general anesthesia.
- The ears are usually bandaged with a dressing that wraps around the head for several days.
- Initial mild postoperative discomfort is easily controlled with oral medication.
- The procedure is appropriate beginning at age 5 or 6 or at any time thereafter.
Recuperation and healing: The ears usually look “normal” within 10-20 days. Usually, a thin stocking cap or head band is worn at night to protect the ears. Contact sports should be avoided for about a month.
Other options: Any facial procedure that is desired or appropriate would enhance the result.
Insurance guidelines: Our staff can assist you in making that determination.
Note: 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.