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Otoplasty ( Cosmetic Ear Surgery / Pinning )

There are many people who are not happy with the shape or size of their ears, right from their childhood. Or, for some, the ears droop too low, protrude more than they actually should or are asymmetrical. While chances are that children may be teased at school adults might go to the extent of hiding their imperfect ears by wearing either hats or hair. For such people there is a cosmetic surgery procedure which can add new lease of life to them – Otoplasty surgery.

Also known as the ear surgery, it can alter the shape and size of ears making it possible for many to avoid embarrassment. When it comes to this particular cosmetic surgery, make sure that it is performed by an experienced cosmetic surgeon. At COSMECTO, we leave no stone unturned to provide our patients the best treatment for ear surgery in India. We are associated with some of the best cosmetic surgeons in the country who make sure that the results of the surgery are excellent. You can compare ear surgery before and after images before making any decision.

Procedure for ear surgery

Otoplasty surgery is performed widely for reshaping either one or both ears. It is one of the most commonly performed procedures. Patients who are unhappy and dissatisfied with the orientation, shape or size of their ears can now alter their looks by choosing to undergo this procedure. This surgery also includes earlobe reduction as well as cauliflower ear surgery for removing and re-contouring excess cartilage and skin. Given that ears are prominent, many patients experience boost in self-esteem and confidence once their ears achieve more desirable appearance.

Ear reconstructive and pinning surgery

Usually, both ear reshaping and pinning surgery is performed under a local anesthesia with a sedative for adults. In case, the surgery is being performed on children, general anesthesia is given. While performing ear pinning surgery, the cosmetic surgeon makes an incision right behind the ear for exposing the cartilage. Then the cartilage is reshaped and excess skin is removed. Lastly, the surgeon repositions the ear more closely to the head and then the incision is closed with non-removable sutures or stitches.

The entire ear surgery procedure lasts for nearly two to three hours on the basis of the extent of the surgery. In case a patient has protruding ears, ear pinning is used for positioning the ears closely to the sides of the head. Ear pinning combines removing skin from the ear’s back, scoring methods and cartilage sparing. This fusion of methods helps the cosmetic surgeon to create the ideal positioning and shape of the ears.

There are several methods used for accomplishing ear pinning surgery while performing otoplasty. The surgical method that the physician selects depends on the amount of the correction the ears of the patient need. The different techniques of ear reshaping and pinning can be categorized into two groups – cartilage scoring and cartilage sparing.

Who is the right candidate for this surgery?

  • If you have suffered any kind of injury that has negatively impacted the positioning or shape of the ears
  • If you were born with small or overly large ears
  • If your ears stick out prominently
  • If your ears are oddly placed or disproportionate to your head

Those who have the realistic approach, positive attitude and are in overall good health are the right candidates for this cosmetic procedure.

When it comes to the cost of ear surgery, do not worry at all. We provide quality treatment and care at an affordable price so that maximum patients can benefit from it. You can schedule an appointment with us by visiting our website and learn more about this procedure.