Ear Pinning (Otoplasty)

  • Minimally Invasive Procedure
  • Natural-Looking Results
  • Day Surgery (Hospitalisation Not Required)

Otoplasty (alternatively referred to as 'ear pinning') is a cosmetic surgical procedure that we routinely perform to improve the shape or position of one’s ears. 

Otoplasty has a profoundly positive effect on the self-esteem of individuals who are unhappy with the appearance of their protruding ears. At Medisculpt, we routinely see patients from all age groups and walks of life who have unfortunately experienced years of psychological stress due to the shape of their ears.

Thankfully, this corrective option does exist.

Our doctors have successfully performed countless otoplasty surgeries and are renowned for achieving natural-looking results with high patient satisfaction.

If you are considering travelling overseas for your cosmetic surgery because you cannot afford it here in Australia, please come and see us before you make any decisions.

To provide you with peace of mind, we offer a 15-minute complimentary (free) appointment with our Cosmetic Surgery Consultant to discuss your best options. 

Actual Patients of Dr. Ehsan Jadoon

Frequently Asked Questions

Otoplasty is a relatively common cosmetic surgical procedure. At Medisculpt™, we routinely perform this procedure under local anaesthesia using Radio-Wave or CO2 Laser devices.

In most cases, excess ear cartilage is trimmed so that the ears appear closer to the head. In some patients, the ar fold (antihelical fold) is also made more defined to reduce the excess projection of the ears. The aim is to create an aesthetically pleasing, natural-looking appearance of the ears. There is minimal bleeding associated with this surgery, with relatively quicker healing in fit and healthy individuals. 

 

On average, this procedure can take up to 120 minutes.

 

We routinely perform this procedure under safe doses of local anaesthesia while the patient is conscious. 

We also offer this procedure under Twilight Sedation at an accredited day hospital in Subiaco, in case the patient prefers to be asleep during the surgery. (Additional costs are associated with this option.)

 

Once the treatment area has been numbed, you will be unable to feel any pain. At Medisculpt™ we make every effort to ensure that every procedure we perform entails minimal pain or discomfort.

 

Most people tolerate this procedure exceptionally well. Patients can go home after the surgery and do not require prolonged post-surgical hospital admission and monitoring.

 

In the majority of cases, the incision scars are barely noticeable and begin to fade quickly within a few weeks.

At Medisculpt, we have the most extensive range of Fractional CO2 Lasers to help reduce any scarring, whether related to a surgery or trauma. Patients may have some numbness in the treated area after the surgery. However, this will disappear with time.

 

Most patients can return to office-based work within 5 to 10 days. We recommend at least two weeks off if your work involves heavy physical activity or travelling. A Medical Certificate can be organised, which will not mention the name of your procedure.

 

Light activity is suitable after 72 hours, while light exercise is usually acceptable after two weeks provided recovery is going well.

 

Like any surgical procedure, this procedure comes with possible risks and complications that include, but are not limited to:

  • Infection
  • Over-correction
  • Inadequate correction
  • Swelling and discomfort
  • Delayed healing and unfavourable scarring
  • Nerve irritation and numbness
  • Temporary skin discolouration in the incision lines

 

These risks and complications may include:

  • Respiratory depression and compromise
  • Cardiovascular depression and compromise
  • Increased risk of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Prolonged nausea and vomiting
  • Extended hangover
  • Short-term and long-term amnesia (memory loss) are some of the significant side effects.

In any case, all surgical procedures carried out under General Anaesthesia or Twilight Sedation should only be performed in an accredited hospital under the supervision of a qualified anaesthetist.

 

Very high quantities of local anesthesia are known to cause systemic toxicity which can result in cardiovascular compromise.

At Medisculpt, all procedures carried out under local anaesthesia are done using a minimal amount of local anaesthetic agent to ensure patient safety.

 

To be considered suitable for undergoing any elective cosmetic procedure, you have to:

  • Be physically fit and active
  • Have a balanced and healthy diet
  • Be of sound emotional/mental health
  • Have realistic expectations of the outcome 

 

People unfit to undergo this procedure are:

  • Physically unwell with pre-existing medical conditions
  • Those with a history of keloid scarring
  • Those with unrealistic expectations
  • Those who are going through emotional stress and trauma
  • Those we are unable or unwilling to follow a healthy lifestyle (regarding their exercise and diet) after the surgery

 

We recommend that you do all your grocery shopping before surgery and restock your fridge and pantry with healthy food. We also recommend that you organise for someone to give you a lift back home as driving is not recommended for the first few days after the surgery. You should also consider arranging for a family member or friend to stay with you for the first few days after your surgery.

Additionally, ensure that you avoid blood-thinning medication such as Nurofen, Aspirin, Heparin and Warfarin. Please discuss this with your General Practitioner in detail and make sure you are aware of any side effects of your current medication.

Herbal medication and nutritional supplements such as St John’s Wart, garlic, ginger, ginseng, fish oil, and homeopathic or herbal tonics should also be ceased for at least two weeks before your surgery. These substances are known for their potential to thin blood and as such, may cause excessive bleeding during and after the surgery.

 

It is imperative that you follow the pre-surgical instructions given to you by our staff. Alcohol consumption and cigarette smoking are two primary culprits when it comes to increasing potential risks associated with any surgery. Please avoid these harmful agents for at least two weeks (or more) before your surgery.

Consumption of alcohol and cigarettes:

  • Interfere with the body's natural healing processes
  • Increase the pain and discomfort associated with any operation
  • Increase the risk of potential complications such as bleeding, wound infection and scarring
  • Prolong the recovery time.

 

In clinical practice, we have found that a herbal substance called Arnica is helpful in reducing bleeding during or after the surgery. It also aids healing and minimises bruising. This naturally occurring herb is available in the form of oral supplements and is found in most health food stores and pharmacies in Australia.

Above all, a healthy lifestyle, good sleep and a balanced nutritional diet after surgery are essential factors for optimum healing.

 

A cooling-off period of 2 weeks is required after your initial consultation to give you ample time to thoroughly evaluate the risks and benefits of your chosen elective cosmetic surgery.

At Medisculpt™ we want all our patients to feel completely confident in making their decision.

 

The cost of earlobe surgery depends upon the extent of the damage. Small tear repair costs around $400 per earlobe. Repairing larger tears and stretched earlobes is a more time-consuming surgery and may cost up to $800 to $1,200 per side.

Otherwise, otoplasty surgery costs between $5,500 to $6,500.

 

Many Australians travel overseas for cosmetic surgery and dental work as the cost of having these procedures performed here in Australia are out of their reach.

At Medisculpt, we offer minimally invasive surgeries under local anaesthesia in safe doses to carefully selected patients. Resultingly, our patients do not have to pay high hospital and anaesthetist fees often associated with these surgeries. We also offer free follow up appointments after each operation to provide you with peace of mind.

Many Australians can now have certain cosmetic surgeries here at home at a competitive price, without having to take the risk of travelling overseas.

 

In order to book your obligation free appointment, please call us on (08) 9380 6438 or email us at admin@medisculpt.com.au.

 

The Medisculpt® Difference

"Art, indeed, consists in the conception of the result to be produced before its realisation in the material." - Aristotle

The practice of aesthetic medicine and surgery is as much an art as it is a science. The aesthetic sense of a clinician in evaluating a patient is as important as his or her clinical skills. At Medisculpt®, our philosophy is to artistically enhance your appearance in a way that stresses elegance over glamour.

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Every cosmetic procedure carries a risk. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner. All images displayed on this website are the property of Medisculpt™. Formal consent has been obtained from the respective individuals whose images have been used. Before/After photos are of actual Medisculpt® patients and are for reference purpose only. Individual results may vary.