Technically known as otoplasty, ear pinning is a cosmetic ear surgery that brings protruding ears closer to the sides of the face, reducing psychological trauma and enhancing your self-image and confidence at the same time.
What is the recovery process like after ear pinning?
After an ear pinning procedure, you will return home with a bandage and compression dressing to hold the ear in place. The bandage is removed at 72 hours; sutures are absorbable and do not have to be removed. You will not be able to wear glasses or earrings for about three weeks; you will look presentable to appear in public in 3-4 days. You may experience slight swelling, itching, redness, and numbness, which should resolve within a few weeks. Post-operative pain can be controlled with medication. You may need to wear an elastic headband at night and during the day, whenever possible, for several weeks to support the ears.