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Ear Pinning Surgery

Ear Pinning is a cosmetic surgery procedure that can be performed on the visible portion of the outer ear, called the auricle. The auricle is made up of folds of cartilage that are covered in skin. It starts to develop before birth and continues developing in the years after you're born.

If your auricle doesn't develop properly, you may choose to have otoplasty (ear pinning) to correct the size, positioning, or shape of your ears. Otoplasty can also be used to repair ears that have been injured.

Time required

Time in Hospital: 0 Nights
Min time in Thailand: 6 Nights
Procedure name: Otoplasty
Common name: Ear Pinning, Ear Surgery

How Is Ear Pinning Surgery Performed?

The procedure is usually performed under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia. The surgeon makes incisions in the back of the ear and removes or repositions cartilage. The incisions are then closed with stitches.

Otoplasty is a relatively safe procedure with a high success rate. The results are usually permanent. However, there are some potential risks associated with the procedure, including infection, bleeding, and scarring.

Recovery and Post Operative Care

After your ear pinning procedure, you will have a dressing placed over your ears. It is important to keep the dressing clean and dry. You should also avoid touching or scratching at your ears.

Here are some other things to keep in mind during your recovery is to choose a sleeping position where you are not resting on your ears. Wear clothing that you do not have to pull over your head, such as button-up shirts. In some cases, you may also need to have stitches removed.

Possible Complications

Complications for Otoplasty (ear pinning) include: Soreness, tenderness or itchiness. Swelling, bruising, numbness or tingling.

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