Ear Surgery

Protruding Ears (Otoplasty)

Cosmetic surgery of the ears, otoplasty, commonly referred to as ear reduction surgery, ear pinning surgery or surgery to pin your ears back corrects protruding and abnormally positioned ears by moving them closer to the head and improving their contour by reshaping them. Incisions are made along the back of the ears. A strip of skin is removed from behind the ears. Normal ear contour is formed either by suturing and/or excising the excess cartilage. The ears are not exactly symmetrical before or after your ear surgery.  Otoplasty can be performed anytime after the age of four years old.

What to expect from cosmetic ear pinning surgery:

Anesthesia Young children: Usually general. Older children or adults: Local with IV sedation or general.
Length of Surgery 2 to 3 hours
In/Outpatient Usually out-patient in our accredited office operating room suite or in a hospital setting. Children under 16 must have the procedure performed in a hospital setting.
Recovery Back to work or school: 5 to 10 days. Strenuous activity, contact sports: 1 to 2 months.
Duration of Results Usually permanent.
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Risks involved with facial cosmetic surgery

No surgical procedure is risk free, and that includes facial cosmetic surgery like ear pinning surgery near West Bloomfield. Although cosmetic surgery is an elective procedure, every patient must understand that these procedures are real surgical operations that involve the potential for complications. However, most cosmetic surgery procedures are categorized as low risk when performed in an accredited facility, by a board certified plastic surgeon with the appropriate training and qualifications.

Surgical risks can be categorized broadly into general risks and specific risks. General risks are the potential complications that are common to all surgical procedures, such as infection, bleeding, wound healing problems, and anesthetic complications. Specific risks are the potential complications that are unique to the specific facial surgery operations. A more detailed discussion about the specific risks and general risks of your specific facial procedure will be carried out during your surgical consultation.

The risk of complications from a facial surgery can be minimized with a combination of the proper knowledge, skill, sound surgical practices and by closely following your surgeon’s instructions on follow-up care during the recovery period.

With an established track record of over 70 years, board certified plastic surgeons, an accredited facility, and thousands of satisfied patients throughout Dearborn and Dearborn, Michigan and the U.S., the Straith Clinic has earned a reputation for cosmetic surgery of the face and body. Call us today at 248-270-5272 or send us an email to schedule a consultation, during which you can discuss our facial services and tour our facility, including our in-site operating facility.