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Face Procedures

Shape Ear Pinning (Otoplasty)

Otoplasty is designed to address large or protruding ears and ear asymmetry. Dr. Pirani uses an innovative combination of cartilage reshaping and suture fixation to reposition your ears in a more cosmetically pleasing position.

About the Treatment

  • Who is a good candidate for this procedure?

    If you have protruding, large, or asymmetrical ears, you may be a candidate for otoplasty surgery. Smokers should quit smoking at least six weeks prior to surgery. Patients should not take any medications that make them prone to bleeding, such as aspirin.

  • How is ear pinning performed?

    Dr. Pirani uses an innovative technique to hide your incisions behind the ears. This incision is used to access your ear cartilage and reshape it in order to create a more aesthetically pleasing appearance and position. In addition to reshaping your ear cartilage, Dr. Pirani will also use internal sutures to help maintain your ears’ ideal position.

  • Recovery

    It’s normal to expect several weeks of swelling after your otoplasty. Generally, people can go back to work within a few days. There will normally be some bruising present for anywhere from one to four weeks after your surgery (everyone heals at different rates).

    After otoplasty surgery, most patients will continue to notice improvements in their ear shape and position, sometimes up to one year after the surgery. Most post-operative swelling usually resolves within two to six weeks. Some subtle swelling may last several months, but this is usually only noticeable to you and your surgeon. Dr. Pirani suggests you wear a headband for several weeks after your surgery to help your ears heal in their new positions and also protect them from accidental trauma during the healing period.

  • Consultation

    For an ear pinning consultation, Dr. Pirani will spend approximately 30 minutes going over risks and possible complications and giving you an idea of what you should expect in terms of results and recovery. Dr. Pirani’s goal is to educate you so that you fully understand your customized surgical plan and feel confident and informed.

  • Procedure Cost

    $7,000 – $9,000 (Taxes not included)

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