Your ears create a frame around your face, barely noticed by others – unless they protrude, are uneven in size, have exceptionally large or long earlobes, or are unbalanced in size. Ear surgery, or otoplasty, can correct all of these aesthetic ear problems. After ear reshaping surgery, your ears will lie flat and provide the perfect frame for your facial features, rather than draw the eye of others you encounter.
What is ear pinning?
Ear pinning refers to “pinning” the ears back during ear surgery. The procedure is performed with sutures and no surgical pins required. The term pinning is a misnomer that refers to the process of bring the ears closer to the head.
Will I have visible scars?
Ear surgery involves placing incisions behind the ear to access the ear cartilage, leaving a minor scar behind the ear entirely, which is not visible and will fade with time.
When can I re-pierce my ears after an earlobe repair?
Once your split ear lobe is repaired, you will need to wait six weeks for the scar to heal completely before you can re-pierce your ears. Otherwise, your new earring can end up separating the repaired ear lobe all over again. In addition, you should pierce your ears in a different location on the ear lobe. The original hole is now located within a scar, and scarred skin will never be as strong as unscarred skin.
What are ways to prevent damage to my newly revised ear lobe?
Avoid wearing heavy earrings for a long period of time. Remove earrings when using the telephone or at the hair salon. Avoid wearing dangling earrings when around small children. Remove your earrings before removing upper clothing, like sweaters so they don’t catch on your clothing. Do not allow children to wear small or dangling earrings.