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Ear Pinning (Otoplasty)

About The Procedure

This procedure is performed through an incision in the natural fold behind the ear where it joins the head. The surgeon removes the necessary amount of cartilage and skin to achieve the desired effect. In some instances, the surgeon will trim the cartilage, shaping it into a more desirable form and pin the cartilage back with permanent sutures. In other cases, the surgeon will not remove any cartilage at all. Stitches will be used to hold the cartilage permanently in place.

After the surgery, soft dressings are applied to the ears and will remain in place for 72 hours, after which an athletic headband is worn as much as possible for 10 days. Most patients report little discomfort after surgery. Sleeping patterns may be disrupted for a week or so since no pressure can be placed on the ears.

The results of ear surgery are permanent. Patients report a stronger self-image and self-esteem, and many say they are happy to be able to wear their hair in a wider range of styles because they no longer feel the need to hide their ears.
 
DR. DEVINDER MANGAT

DR. DEVINDER MANGAT

Past President of both the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Academy Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

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  DR. ALLISON HOLZAPFEL

DR. ALLISON HOLZAPFEL

Dr. Holzapfel has been selected for Top Doctors in Cincinnati, the prestigious list of peer-voted distinction, each year since 2013.


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  DR. ALLISON LIED

DR. ALLISON LIED

In her practice of plastic surgery, Dr. Lied is particularly interested in body contouring, facial rejuvenation and breast reconstruction.


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Top-rated, board-certified facial plastic surgeons and board-certified plastic surgeons in Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, and Vail, Colorado, offering eyelifts, browlifts, facelifts, breast implants and breast reductions, rhinoplasty, reconstruction after cancer or trauma, liposuction, CoolScultping, Fraxel, Botox, Dysport, peels and fillers such as Restylane, Radiesse and Juvederm, and other procedures to refresh and renew your appearance.