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San Francisco Bay Area - Sacramento - Sonoma

Ear Pinning

Also known as Otoplasty, ear pinning can give you a flattering outcome

Patients who are as young as five or six may qualify for the ear pinning procedure, depending on their individual circumstances. Otoplasty is performed by making incisions in the back of the ear. Dr. Henry may need to remodel or remove some cartilage before the ear is reshaped. Sutures will be applied to the exterior skin to maintain the correction, and the ears will be bandaged for several days so that they are protected in their new position.

Ear pinning is done with the patient under general anesthesia, on an outpatient basis. Prescribed oral medication can help alleviate initial mild discomfort that the patient may experience after surgery. Typically, the ears will achieve their desired look within 10 to 20 days. The patient will be required to wear a thin stocking cap or headband for three weeks after the first dressing is removed, in order to protect the ears at night. For about one month, all contact sports should be avoided.

For more information on otoplasty (ear pinning) in San Francisco and the Bay area, contact Dr. Kimberly A. Henry’s offices in Davis, Greenbrae, and Petaluma.

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