Ear surgery, or otoplasty, is a type of cosmetic plastic surgery procedure aimed at setting prominent ears closer to the head, or reducing the size of larger ears. However, there are other ear problems that can be helped with surgery. Surgeons can even build new ears for those who were born without them or who lost them through injury.
The operation is usually performed on children between the ages of 5 and 6; however, ear surgery for adults does occur.
Possible complications associated with ear pinning may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Although each procedure varies, generally, ear pinning surgeries follow this process:
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