Ear Pinning

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If protruding or disfigured ears bother you or your child, you should consider plastic surgery in Mexico. Ear surgery is also known as otoplasty as can improve the shape, position or proportion of the ear.

It can correct a defect in the ear structure that is existent at birth that becomes apparent with development or it can treat misshapen ears caused by injury.

What Is Ear Pinning?

Ear pinning can vigorously augment the shape, position or proportion of your ear. Plastic surgeons in Mexico create a natural form, while passing balance and proportion to the ears and facial appearance.

Correction of these minor deformities can deliver intense benefits to not only your appearance but your overall self-esteem.

What to Expect During Your Consultation

During your initial ear pinning consultation by a high-quality plastic surgeon, it will be decided if surgery is necessary and if so, what type of treatment is required. Your evaluation may include computer imaging or diagnostic x-rays and you will be given detailed explanations and valuable information to enable you to make a polished decision. This is a time to open up, and be heard and build a trusting relationship.

Elite Plastic Surgeons in Mexico are available to guide you through the procedure techniques, risks and recovery options. Your evaluation may include a medical assessment based on your age, degree of the issue, and your desired results will be reflected upon to give you unmatched results.

Good Candidate for Ear Pinning Surgery

Good candidates for ear pinning surgery in Mexico are patients with oversized ears, protruding ears occurring on one or both sides in fluctuating degrees or the discontent with previous ear surgery.

Children who are good candidates for ear surgery are fit, without the pose of a life-threatening illness or untreated chronic ear infections and are typically 5 years old, or once a child’s ear cartilage is stable enough for correction. The best adolescent candidates are complaisant and follow instructions well.

Ear Pinning Risks and Safety Information

The decision to have ear surgery is exceptionally delicate and you’ll have to decide if the benefits will achieve your goals and if the risks and potential complications are acceptable.

Possible risks include bleeding, asymmetry, blood clots, changes in skin sensation or discoloration, infection, unfavorable scarring, allergic reaction to anesthesia or sutures, pain and possibility of revision surgery.

Ear Pinning Procedural Steps

Medications are administered for your comfort during the surgical procedure. The choices include local, intravenous sedation or general anesthesia.

The correction of protruding ears uses personalized techniques decorated by elite plastic surgeons to create or increase the fold (just inside the rim of the ear) and to decrease enlarged cartilage (the largest and deepest concavity of the external ear). Incisions for ear pinning are typically located on the back surface of the ear.

When incisions are required on the front of the ear, they are made within its folds for discreet placement. Internal, non-removable sutures are used to produce and secure the newly shaped cartilage in its position. External stitches are then used to close the incision.

Ear Pinning Recovery

Uneasiness may closely follow ear surgery and is normal; however your dedicated plastic surgeon in Mexico will make the necessary arrangement to control the pain with pain medication. There may be an itchy feeling under bandages. It is essential during ear pinning recovery that bandages remain intact and are not detached.

It is imperative for you to follow your surgeon’s instructions, as failure to do so may result a secondary surgery.

If you are interested in learning more about ear pinning surgery in Mexico, please contact our ear pinning Mexico clinics.

Dr. Alejandro Enriquez de Rivera Campero, MD

Medically Reviewed by:
Alejandro Enriquez de Rivera Campero, MD
on January 9, 2019

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