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Doctor insights on: How To Pin Your Ears Back Without Surgery

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I would like to know whar can I do to pin my ears back without surgery?

As an adult, nothing: In infants, the cartilage is soft enough that the ear can be held in a more desirable shape or position with tape; as the child matures, the cartilage becomes more rigid and maintains this shape and position. Unfortunately, this does not work as an adult. Otoplasty is a simple and effect method to correct the shape and position of the ear. ...Read more

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What is the surgery like to pin back my ears?

What is the surgery like to pin back my ears?

An otoplasty: Although each person is different, ear reshaping -otoplasty- usually involves changing the shape and position of the ear cartilage. This is done through an incision hidden in back of the ear. Most often sutures are placed to pull the cartilage into a proper shape and to pull the ear closer to he head. This is a day procedure and there is usually little pain afterward and risks a small. ...Read more

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Will I be able to pin my ears back at home without having cosmetic ear surgery?

Will I be able to pin my ears back at home without having cosmetic ear surgery?

Only for newborns: Ear reshaping or an "otoplasty" is more than just pinning the ear back. The ear is reshaped to conform with the normal ear contours. It is set back, so the ear does not protrude. Newborns cartilage is soft and can be reshaped using custom made molds. However, this will not wok for children or adults. ...Read more

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How long is post-surgery recovery for ear surgery for pinning ears? I have been embarrassed about my protruding ears since I was a child and am thinking about having ear surgery to pin them back. I don't want to have a long recovery period though, because

How long is post-surgery recovery for ear surgery for pinning ears? I have been embarrassed about my protruding ears since I was a child and am thinking about having ear surgery to pin them back. I don't want to have a long recovery period though, because

It depends.: It depends on how the surgery is done, and who the surgeon is. We leave the big bandage on for 1-2 nights, and then ask the patient to wear a sports headband for 2 weeks all the time, then another 2-3 weeks just at night. ...Read more

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Could I get my ears pinned back without having surgery?

Could I get my ears pinned back without having surgery?

Below: The new earFold implant is a curved strip of flexible metal that is placed under the skin on the front of the ear. It works by gripping the cartilage and folding it back into a predetermined shape, pulling the ear closer to the head


This is a minor procedure in the office does not require sedation, can be done under local. ...Read more

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Can I get my prominent ears pinned back without having surgery?

Can I get my prominent ears pinned back without having surgery?

Not possible: Ear surgery, or otoplasty, is usually done to move prominent ears closer to the head or reduce the size of large ears. ...Read more

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Otoplasty surgery - my ears have popped back out, what should I do?

Otoplasty surgery - my ears have popped back out, what should I do?

See your PS: Return to your surgeon's office. This can occur if the sutures have pulled out. Unfortunately, it is likely that some type of revision will need to be performed to improve the shape of your ears. ...Read more

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1year back I got ear surgery and soon after the surgery I got bell's palci, and again after 1 year my ear is paining and I m sensing like bell's palci?

1year back I got ear surgery and soon after the surgery I got bell's palci, and again after 1 year my ear is paining and I m sensing like bell's palci?

May not be Bells: Its possible you didn't have bells palsy, rather you had inflammation and infection of your facial nerve leading to weakness of your face. Bells palsy is not due to bacterial infection. You need to see your ear doctor right away. ...Read more

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I had surgery on my back in Jan of this year. Since then I have had worsening pain/cold sensation in left ear with no signs of TMJ or Infection..

I had surgery on my back in Jan of this year. Since then I have had worsening pain/cold sensation in left ear with no signs of TMJ or Infection..

Ear symptoms: If there are no other signs or symptoms to suggest ear pathology, I suspect some irritability of superficial nerves in that region. The cause would be obscure but at this time I recommend simple observation as long as an otolaryngologist has evaluated you and sees no other problem. Most of these types of problems will resolve. ...Read more

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I got ear surgery 2 years back nw im using homoeopathy tablets for permanant cure there is hearing loss can we regain it do we have permanant cure for?

I got ear surgery 2 years back nw im using homoeopathy tablets for permanant cure there is hearing loss can we regain it do we have permanant cure for?

Depends: You have not specified what type of ear surgery you had. That will help us to determine whether you can regain hearing. Not sure homeopathy can help, may be worth trying. ...Read more

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I had cervical spine surgery 2 1/2 weeks ago. I have pain, swelling, redness and itching behind my left ear. Could theybe related?

I had cervical spine surgery 2 1/2 weeks ago. I have pain, swelling, redness and itching behind my left ear. Could theybe related?

See your surgeon: Not sure if you had an anterior or posterior approach, but this sounds like it would be away from most cervical spine incisions. This might have been the site of one of the skull pins to hold your neck stable, a traction pin, one of the monitoring leads often used during spine surgery, or a staple in the drape. Check with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Had facial palsy from result from surgery 5 months. Got most movement back but when I smile, chew or swallow, my ear flutters. Is this synkinesis?

Had facial palsy from result from surgery 5 months. Got most movement back but when I smile, chew or swallow, my ear flutters. Is this synkinesis?

Rare but possible: I have never encountered this but the auricular muscles are innervated by the facial nerve and so this is possible but not common. ...Read more

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I got an ear infection 2 weeks ago and ruptured my eardrum. Went back to the family doctor yesterday and he said there's still a hole covering about 1/3 of eardrum. He referred me to an ENT doctor. Will I need to have surgery? I'm concerned.

I got an ear infection 2 weeks ago and ruptured my eardrum. Went back to the family doctor yesterday and he said there's still a hole covering about 1/3 of eardrum. He referred me to an ENT doctor. Will I need to have surgery? I'm concerned.

Not likely to need..: Most often, ruptured ear drums grow back on their own. One is not likely to need surgery (though there is a small chance for surgical repair if the rupture does not fully resolve). However, since one is seeing ENT Specialist, one can rest assured that he/she will do his/her best to preserve one's hearing function. ...Read more

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Can I go back to work the next day after earlobe surgery?

Depends: Please ask your surgeon as the surgeries around an earlobe can vary greatly as well as the post-operative courses. Also, it will depend what you do for work (heavy machinery, babysitter, librarian, teacher, etc). Good luck. ...Read more

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My husband abused me for years hit me hard in the head enough to split it open several times. I had surgery to remove a tumor. Can it come back?

My husband abused me for years hit me hard in the head enough to split it open several times. I had surgery to remove a tumor. Can it come back?

No: Repeated scalp lacerations repaired surgically is not a known contributor to malignancy. If a tumor developed by history it does not appear to be a glioblastoma since you would have had RT and knowledge of a high incidence of local recurrence. The tumor you described sounds like a scalp lesion, either benign or malignant and there is a high incidence of local recurrence depending on the path ...Read more

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My scars on the back of my head from surgery feel like they r gonna explode I've been having vp shunt pain forever?

My scars on the back of my head from surgery feel like they r gonna explode I've been having vp shunt pain forever?

How long since VP?: Have you ever discussed this issue with either the neurosurgeon if you continue to see him or your primary doctor? I don't commonly run into people who have chronic surgical scar pain after VP shunt placement, however, it certainly could happen. There are topical medications which can give temporary relief but if it is chronic you may need more aggressive treatment. Speaking to your doctor is best. ...Read more

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I have pain in my right shoulder blade, It hurts more when I turn my head. I have had scoliosis surgery in 2013 so am wondering if it's to do with it?

I have pain in my right shoulder blade, It hurts more when I turn my head. I have had scoliosis surgery in 2013 so am wondering if it's to do with it?

Might be: As the scoliosis and the surgery can affect muscle function and posture. But also need to consider lung and possibly heart or gallbladder. An examination by your GP would help start to tease all this out and decide whether needed any investigation. Good luck ...Read more

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My mom has lumps on head that come and go and cause pain - 2 doctors told her she needs surgery but they can come back - are these considered noncance?

My mom has lumps on head that come and go and cause pain - 2 doctors told her she needs surgery but they can come back - are these considered noncance?

Unlikely: These are most likely pilar cysts that will probably not come back after removal and are not cancerous. If they do come back, its because a small bit was left inside - a sometimes unavoidable event. Hope this helps! ...Read more