Ear Pinning Surgical Procedures
Deciding to have an elective cosmetic ear pinning procedure can be a very rewarding experience. Many of the patients who decide to undergo this surgery have been picked on for their large or uncommonly oriented ears since childhood and are tired of facing the nuanced sideways glances and snickers that adulthood brings. In response, potential patients seek out the procedure as a means of reclaiming the look they deserve and bolstering their self-esteem at the same time.
What is most impressive is that most patients actually do report a higher incidence of sustained self-esteem following the procedure. This is because the problem is so localised that it often hasn’t had farther-reaching implications; in turn, once the problem is corrected, the patients report a new outlook and confidence in their appearance and an increased comfort around others. Additionally, many patients happily offer that they no longer feel the need to wear their hair down over their ears to hide their embarrassment. Now they are happy to show the world their new look.
Otoplasty Surgical Procedure
In order to gain this newfound confidence, these patients underwent cosmetic ear pinning surgery. To begin their journey, they first sat down with a qualified surgeon that specialises in the ears and had a consultation to talk about what they would like to get out of the procedure. The best part of this is that the surgeon can often dispel any misconceptions that the potential patient might have and provide them with an accurate picture of what should be expected, in terms of a post-surgical prognosis. Following this talk, the patient is able to talk things over with their family and friends to see if this is the correct procedure for them.
Then, once a decision is reached, the patient will set up a day for surgery with the doctor. The patient will then meet the surgeon and the anaesthetist at the hospital and they will explain the procedure again before placing them under anaesthesia and beginning the surgery. In turn, the doctor will work on the ear by reforming and folding the cartilage to produce the desired aesthetic look the patient desires. In total, this can all be accomplished between two and three hours.
In the end, patients have a quick recovery, aided by pain management medication, and they are able to return to their normal lifestyle shortly thereafter with a greater self-confidence and more positive outlook on their appearance.
If you have questions or concerns about your ears or are interest in ear pinning surgery contact your local doctor who will arrange for you to see an ear nose and throat surgeon.