What is it?
Otoplasty, otherwise known as ear pinning, is performed to correct prominent ears usually in childhood but also in adults. Ears are fully grown by four years of age. Surgery is performed soon after this age to prevent the teasing and ridicule the child may endure at school. It is also often performed on adults. The surgery involves creating an incision behind the ear, lifting the skin off the cartilage, and placing permanent sutures to reshape the cartilage and to hold the ears closer to the head.
After the surgery, the patient is instructed to wear a headband to take tension off of the sutures. They are instructed to avoid contact sports. Pain is controlled by oral medications.
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