Ear pinback involves the reattachment of the ear flaps closer to the side of the head.
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Conditions Treated with Ear Pinback:
Ear pinback is performed in cases of ears that stick out or protrude beyond the desired position.
Ear splinting is a non-surgical alternative to ear pinback. There are no comparable non-surgical alternatives to the procedure.
Anesthesia with Ear Pinback:
Ear pinback can be performed with local anesthesia. It may also be performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.
Potential Complications from Ear Pinback:
Possible risks following ear pinback include bruising, swelling, infection, bleeding and a negative reaction to the anesthesia. It is also possible for the ear flaps to return to their original position.
Prognosis after Ear Pinback:
The prognosis for a positive end result following ear pinback is good.
Recovery from Ear Pinback:
Total recovery from ear pinback takes four to eight weeks.