Otoplasty—or ear pinning surgery—is a procedure that slightly enhances the placement of the ears so they no longer stick out vertically. The procedure is performed on both children and adults and generally does not alter the actual shape of the ear or any component necessary for healing. Let’s look at an FAQ about the surgery, “How long does otoplasty take?”
Otoplasty surgery usually does not take longer than an hour. Since the surgery addresses only a small area and removes minimal skin and cartilage, it is not a long surgery. Of course, in some cases, if further alternations are needed, or the ears stick out extremely far, it could take longer.
The surgery can be performed under general or local anesthesia, but is a fairly low risk procedure either way since the amount of time under anesthesia is minimal. Dr. Santos or Dr. Jonov will be able to provide you a better idea of the surgical time necessary during your consultation.