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Ear Pinning
Thousand Oaks

Ear pinning (otoplasty) is a surgical procedure to reshape and reposition protruding ears. Dr. Artur Fahradyan offers this cosmetic surgery to create a more balanced and harmonious facial profile by repositioning your ears close to your head. Take advantage of ear pinning in Thousand Oaks and experience your desired profile.

Reshape & Reposition
Protruding Ears

Ear pinning, medically referred to as otoplasty, is a surgical procedure aimed at altering the shape and position of prominent or protruding ears. During the surgery, Dr. Fahradyan reshapes and repositions the ears close to the ears for a more balanced and aesthetically pleasing appearance. Otoplasty can bring newfound confidence to individuals who are self-conscious about their ear appearance, helping them achieve a more harmonious facial profile.

Woman happy with the shape of her ears after ear pinning in Thousand Oaks.

Ear Pinning Corrects:

  • Protruding ears
  • Overly large ears
  • Irregular ear shape

Ear Pinning Preparation Guidelines:

  • Schedule a consultation with Dr. Fahradyan to discuss your goals and assess your candidacy.
  • Undergo a thorough medical evaluation to ensure you’re in good health for surgery.
  • Communicate your desired outcomes and expectations clearly with your surgeon.
  • Review your current medications with the surgeon and make necessary adjustments.
  • If you smoke, quit or reduce smoking before surgery to promote better healing.
  • Discontinue blood-thinning medications or supplements as directed by your surgeon.
  • Arrange for transportation to and from the surgical facility on the day of your ear pinning in Thousand Oaks.
  • Prepare your home with the necessary supplies and a comfortable recovery space.
  • Adhere to fasting instructions provided by your surgeon before surgery.
  • Ensure you have a support system to assist you during the initial recovery period.

Ear Pinning Aftercare Guidelines:

  • Avoid getting the dressings or incision site wet.
  • Take prescribed pain medications as directed by your surgeon to manage discomfort.
  • Keep your head elevated while resting and sleeping to reduce swelling.
  • Restrict strenuous physical activities and avoid activities that may risk injury to the ears.
  • Take any prescribed antibiotics or other medications as instructed.
  • Attend all scheduled follow-up appointments to monitor your healing progress.
  • Use a protective headband or dressing to support and protect the ears.
  • Watch for signs of infection, such as increased redness, swelling, or discharge.
  • Follow scar care instructions provided by your surgeon to minimize scarring.
  • Gradually reintroduce your normal diet as advised by your surgeon.
  • Be patient and allow your body to recover at its own pace.

Ear Pinning FAQs

How is ear pinning performed?

During ear pinning in Thousand Oaks Dr. Fahradyan typically begins by making an incision behind the ear in the natural crease where the ear meets the head. This hidden incision allows access to the cartilage framework of the ear. He sculpts and reshapes the ear cartilage, pinning it closer to the head to reduce prominence or correct asymmetry. Sutures are used to secure the newly shaped cartilage in place, following which the incision is closed.

Are there any age restrictions for ear pinning surgery?

Otoplasty is often performed on children as young as six, but there is no upper age limit. It can be done at any age when ear appearance is a concern.

How long does the recovery process take?

Initial recovery lasts about a week, but complete healing and the resolution of swelling may take several weeks to months.

Will I have visible scars after the surgery?

Incisions are typically placed behind the ears, so the scars are barely noticeable.

Can I wear glasses or earrings after otoplasty?

You may need to avoid wearing glasses or heavy earrings for a few weeks after your ear pinning in Thousand Oaks, to prevent pressure on the ears during the initial healing phase. Dr. Fahradyan will advise on when it’s safe to resume wearing them.

Why Choose Dr. Artur Fahradyan?

Dr. Artur Fahradyan is a board-eligible plastic surgeon known for his commitment to delivering exceptional, personalized results. With a focus on natural aesthetic outcomes, he understands that every patient is unique and takes the time to curate personalized surgical plans — his approach is far from one-size-fits-all. If you’re considering otoplasty or any cosmetic procedure, schedule a consultation with Dr. Fahradyan to explore your options.

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