Is Ear Pinning Right for You?

Is Ear Pinning Right for You?


otoplasty or ear pinning is for prominent ears and what happens is the ears usually stick out for one or two reasons one is that sometimes there’s too much cartilage down here in the bowl of the ear and it can make the whole ear rotate out like this and then the other reason that ears are prominent is that oftentimes this crease in the ear that we call the anti helical fol this is the helix of the ear and this is the anti helix what happens is it’s not creased enough and so we do two things we can rotate the ear back or take out some cartilage inside here to make the ear less prominent and we can create a crease here that will pin the ear back the way we do it is we make an incision behind the ear and we lift the skin up and we manipulate the cartilage by putting permanent stitches in to bending the cartilage to hold it back permanently this is we do otoplasty on 5 year olds before they go to school and so if your child has really prominent ears to prevent teasing what we do is we do it before they go to school and then that’s probably the most common time but you know we also get teenagers and adults that come in who have disliked their ears all their lives and they come in and have it done also so it’s it’s any age group that that feels that it ears are too prominent I even often times with a facelift and in women that are 50 or 60 years old that have always you know tried to cover their ears with their hair you know at the time of the facelift you have the incision right there it’s very easy to rotate the ear back and make it less prominent what it looks like is that it has your ears kind of disappear and visually when you’re looking at a face what you don’t want to do anywhere on the face is draw attention to anything and so most people just want their ears not to be back stuck on the side of their head you need a little bit of space here and you need to be able to see the rim a little bit so in surgery what we do and and what we do is we just let manipulate the cartilage and tighten it and we can adjust it right there on the operative table to get it as tight as what we want it and people very you and how tight they want it some people want it to look really tight I’m jokingly say it looks like a Dobermen Pintcher in a wind tunnle that’s how some people want it but most people just want it rotated back so that it kind of disappears and doesn’t cut out go ahead and hit the like button if you enjoyed this video and subscribe to the Austin Weston YouTube channel to stay up to date with the latest in cosmetic surgery for more information on the Austin Weston center visit our web site at Austin-Weston.com or click the link in the description below

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