At Atelier Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas, otoplasty (sometimes referred to as ear pinning) is a facial plastic surgery procedure that we offer to our patients who are interested in either pinning back their ears, changing the shape, or removing any unwanted gauges. Because ear surgery covers many bases, we see men and women patients of all different ages.
The surgery will be performed at our state-of-the-art facility in Las Vegas, Nevada, and will be performed by board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Rohit Jaiswal. Dr. Jaiswal strives to deliver the best otoplasty in Las Vegas while placing patient safety as one of his top priorities. Below, we’ve included information about the procedure. If you’d like to learn more or book a consultation, please contact us today.
This is a procedure designed to change the position and/or size of the ears. This can include any part of the ear including earlobes (for treatment of gauged earlobes or elongated earlobes).
Who are the Best Candidates for Otoplasty?
As one of the leading plastic surgery practices in Las Vegas, we are fortunate enough to see many different ear patients. Below, we’ve included the best candidates for the surgery:
Patients who feel their ears protrude too much (prominent ears)
Patients who feel their ears are too large (macrotia)
Patients who feel there is asymmetry of ear size or shape
Patients with piercings or gauged earlobes they wish to eliminate
It’s very important that our Las Vegas otoplasty patients have realistic expectations of the procedure.
What are the Benefits of a Otoplasty?
A large part of Atelier Plastic Surgery is built upon our facial plastic surgery procedures. Because of this, Dr. Jaiswal has successfully performed many otoplasties and ear pinning surgeries in Las Vegas. Below, we’ve included a few advantages we see with our patients on a day-to-day basis:
Less prominent ears
Smaller ear size if desired
Correction of earlobe trauma
What’s the First Step?
If you’re interested in getting an otoplasty in Las Vegas with Dr. Jaiswal, the best first step is to get in touch with us by filling out a contact form or giving us a phone call. We have a dedicated front desk team who will be helpful in setting up your consultation to meet one-on-one with Dr. Jaiswal. During your appointment, you’ll be able to express your surgical desires with your ears, ask questions and make sure you’re perfectly comfortable with the procedure.
Dr. Jaiswal will provide a full assessment of your face and ears. If you’re happy with our recommendations, surgery will be booked and we’ll provide you with full pre and postoperative instructions.
When discussing your ear pinning surgery with Dr. Jaiswal, you’ll want to be as open and honest as possible. We’ll have questions about past surgeries, any medications currently being taken, and if you have any reactions to medications.
Dr. Jaiswal will see you in the pre-operative area and review the procedure with you. He will then take measurements and make markings to prepare the operative plan. The markings and plan will be reviewed with you in the mirror to make sure you are comfortable with the proposed changes.
Surgery is usually done with local anesthesia only- you do not have to go to sleep! You are free to eat breakfast and lunch and drink fluids the day of the procedure. In the procedure room, the ears are numbed and then the surgery is performed. Patients are usually given medication for relaxation beforehand and most will take a short nap while the procedure is being done. Total operative time can range from 20-90 minutes.
After the procedure dressings are placed and you will go home. There is very mild soreness to the ears for 24-48 hours.
Recovery from ear surgery is typically mild and straightforward. There is mild soreness which can be easily relieved with over-the-counter or prescription pain medications, depending on your preference. Antibiotics are also prescribed. Patients may shower starting the day after surgery.
Dr. Jaiswal recommends wearing a headband (tennis player style) over the ears for one month at all times except when showering to help keep the ears in the desired position. An ointment is also recommended over the incisions. Final results may not be seen for a month or longer. Vigorous exercise is not recommended for the first 4 weeks following surgery. Patients are encouraged to sleep on their back and avoid rubbing their ears.
Dr. Rohit Jaiswal is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is a member of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Jaiswal has years of experience performing aesthetic surgery from head to toe. He takes pride in getting patients to as much improvement as possible.
The cost of otoplasty in Las Vegas will depend on several different factors. Dr. Jaiswal individualizes each procedure to the unique needs of his patients. During your consultation, Dr. Jaiswal will be able to provide you with a full breakdown of the costs.
Schedule Your Consultation
If you’d like to schedule a consultation for Otoplasty in Las Vegas with our head plastic surgeon, Dr. Rohit Jaiswal, please contact us today. We look forward to answering your questions and becoming part of your journey of finding the best version of yourself.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are the results of otoplasty permanent?
Yes! The changes will be permanent. However, there can be some recurrence of ear position if the sutures fail- this is a known complication of otoplasty and may require revision.
What are the risks/complications of Otoplasty?
These will be discussed in detail during the consultation and pre-operative appointments. However some potential risks/complications to be aware of include: recurrence of ear position, infection, bleeding, asymmetry, and need for additional or revision surgery.
Is Otoplasty painful?
This is typically not a very painful procedure. Most patients will need some type of pain medication for 2-3 days. However, many times only over-the-counter medications can be used effectively.
What’s the best age for ear pinning surgery?
Dr. Jaiswal recommends waiting until at least the teenage years before having the procedure done in order to ensure patients can comply with the surgery and post-operative instructions. For younger patients, general anesthesia may need to be used.
We’re here to help, with a number of patient resources designed to make your experience as comfortable as possible. Read through the materials below, and don’t hesitate to reach out and set up your consultation to learn more about what we can do for you.