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Otoplasty, commonly referred to as “ear pinning”, is a surgical procedure that is designed to reshape ears that are large or protrude significantly from the side of the head. This procedure can improve the shape, position, or proportion of the ear, and can also correct defects in the outer ear structure that may have been present at birth or caused by an injury. By working with our team of experienced plastic surgeons, you can achieve a more natural and aesthetically pleasing appearance to your ears.


The ideal candidate for an otoplasty is self-conscious about the appearance of their ears and has realistic expectations for the outcome of the procedure. They should also be in good overall health. Our plastic surgeons will work with you to determine if an otoplasty is the right option to help you achieve your desired look and enhance your confidence.

Deciding to Schedule

During your consultation, you will receive a detailed surgical quote and any required clearance forms. If you choose to proceed with surgery, our dedicated Patient Coordinator, Julia, will guide you through the process of selecting a procedure date. To finalize your preferred surgical date, a non-refundable, non-transferrable booking fee will be required upon scheduling. A pre-operative appointment will be scheduled for at least two weeks prior to your surgery date. At the time of booking surgery, we will also schedule your first few follow-up visits. 


During your pre-operative appointment, you’ll have plenty of time to discuss your upcoming otoplasty procedure in detail and have all your questions answered. Your pre- and post-operative care instructions will be reviewed with one of our nurses, as well as any medications you’ll need to take before and after surgery. You’ll review and sign the consent form for the surgery, meet with your surgeon to revisit your goals, and review any submitted medical clearance forms. Our goal is to ensure that you feel fully informed and comfortable with the upcoming procedure, allowing you to approach your surgery with confidence and peace of mind.

What to avoid before surgery?

To ensure optimal surgical results and minimize the risk of complications, it is crucial to avoid all blood-thinning medications and supplements for at least two weeks prior to your procedure. This includes aspirin or aspirin-containing products, as well as anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen or naproxen (including Motrin, Aleve, and Advil). Additionally, supplements such as Vitamin E, multivitamins, and omega 3 fatty acids (fish oil and flaxseed oil) should be avoided. For a complete list of medications and supplements to avoid, please consult with your pre-op nurse. Our goal is to help you achieve the best possible results while ensuring your safety and comfort throughout the surgical process.


After your otoplasty procedure, you can expect some swelling and discomfort, which will subside over time. Our team will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions to ensure a smooth recovery. It’s important to follow these instructions carefully to minimize any discomfort and ensure optimal healing. You should avoid any strenuous physical activity and wear a protective dressing over your ears for several days following the procedure. Most patients are able to return to work and other daily activities within a week or two after the procedure, although it may take several months for the full results of the procedure to be appreciated.


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