Ear Pinning Leeds
The cosmetic procedure known as otoplasty, or ear pinning Leeds, is suitable for both adults and children aged over 5. To minimise visible scarring, an incision is typically made behind the ear, providing access to the cartilage. The cartilage is then adjusted by trimming or reshaping to establish the anti-helical fold, providing support to the ear and drawing it closer to the head.
Each ear undergoes the surgery, and the procedure is tailored to address the unique needs of each ear independently. In certain instances, additional sutures may be employed to position the ears as desired.
Ear pinning or folding typically takes approximately 1-2 hours and is done as a day case procedure, allowing you to return home on the same day. The results are often permanent and immediately noticeable. In addition to reducing the protrusion of the ears, this procedure can also enhance their overall shape.
Type Of Anaesthesia
Typically, this procedure can be performed using local anesthesia with sedation, a topic that will be thoroughly discussed during your consultation, along with comprehensive details about the surgery. Before you are discharged, a thorough assessment will be conducted, and follow-up appointments will be scheduled.
For the few days that follow surgery you will be required to wear a compression headband. This will support healing and help to settle the ears in place while the skin and tissues repair. LPH advises that you try not to sleep on your side during the recovery period as this can be uncomfortable and put pressure on the ears.
Back To Work (Recovery)
Noticeable enhancement in the appearance of your ears can be anticipated within a week, as a substantial reduction in swelling and bruising is expected during this time. Taking a few days off from work and refraining from heavy lifting and strenuous exercise is recommended. A complete recovery is typically achieved in approximately two weeks.
The cost of your treatment may depend on a number of factors. The below is a guide to pricing, and may be subject to change.
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