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How Would A Teen Go About Getting Her Ears Pinned Back
How common is asymmetry after otplasty? Maybe i'm being paranoid, but i'm scared to get an otoplasty because i'm afraid the surgeon will pin one ear back farther than the other and make me look lopsided.
It : It is very rare for the ears to be noticeably lopsided after otoplasty. Most people (even those who haven't had surgery) don't have perfectly symmetric ears to begin with. In the rare instance where a significant asymmetry becomes evident after otoplasty it is certainly possible to revise the result to make things more even. Discuss your concerns and expectations with your surgeon to make sure you're comfortable before proceeding with surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See below: The use of spinal manipulation under anesthesia is done by chiropractors. Once you are completely relaxed under anesthesia the chiropracter will flex and press on your spine. Iit has not been verified as effective by independent studies. I would check the MRI or ct used to make this decision with an md before proceeding. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Otoplasty: Otoplasty is an excellent surgical treatment for a number of ear deformities. An otoplasty can be useful to correct issues like a prominent ear where the entire ear is pushed forward or a cup ear deformity where there is a lack of one of the normal ear folds. All of the incisions and sutures are hidden behind the ear. Consult a facial plastic surgeon for a consultation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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