Otoplasty FAQ

December 4, 2014

Does otoplasty surgery leave scars?

Scars are not particular to the otoplasty procedure, but their prominence, or asymmetry if present, may be disturbing. Because the incision is placed behind the ear(s), […]
December 4, 2014

How long is the healing time after otoplasty or ear pinning?

Though all otoplasty patients recover at their own pace after ear reshaping, there are some general trends. The initial pain subsides over the course of two […]
December 4, 2014

How long will I need to take off from work or my child from school to recover from otoplasty?

Typically, one full week of recovery is needed prior to resumption of academic or work activities. All otoplasty patients recover at their own pace after ear […]
December 4, 2014

What is recovery like after otoplasty or ear pinning surgery?

Though all otoplasty patients recover at their own pace after ear reshaping, there are some general trends. The initial pain subsides over the course of two […]
December 4, 2014

How long after otoplasty or ear reshaping may an exercise program be resumed?

Non-strenuous exercise may be restarted after one week. Rigorous exercise may be resumed within four weeks after otoplasty. Contact sports, or sports where contact is likely […]
December 4, 2014

Is otoplasty or ear-pinning performed under local or general anesthesia?

Depending on the individual patient’s pain tolerance, comfort with awake procedures, and acceptance of the risks of general anesthesia, otoplasty may be performed under straight local […]
December 4, 2014

How long after otoplasty are sutures typically removed?

Dr. Gerzenshtein’s preference is to use absorbable sutures in otoplasty surgery, obviating the need for suture removal. In the infrequent instance that non-absorbable sutures are used, […]
December 4, 2014

What is involved after the surgery?

At Home After the Surgery After surgery it is best for you to go to bed with your head elevated on two pillows. Try to sleep […]
December 4, 2014

Is otoplasty covered by insurance?

Typically, ear reshaping undertaken to repair deformities in the child is covered when there is concern for the possibility of psychological trauma as a result of […]