Women and men with large, protruding ears often have unpleasant memories of being teased as a child. Otoplasty is covered by OHIP until the age of 18 in Ontario. If you are over 18 years of age and continue to be bothered by prominent ears, Dr. Weiglein can help you.
That is why we often see adults for ear surgery, also called ear pinning or otoplasty. London, Burlington, and Hamilton, Ontario residents choose Dr. Weiglein for this life-changing procedure because of his warmth, sensitivity, and surgical skills.
Restoring Proportional Ears
The ears can be a source of embarrassment if they are not in balance with the other features of the face. In general, our ear surgery patients:
- Have large ears
- Have protruding ears
- Were born with asymmetrical ears
Dr. Weiglein performs this procedure on adults only therefore the procedure can usually be done using local anaesthetic and oral sedation.
Dr. Otto Weiglein
Dr. Otto Weiglein sees your cosmetic experience as a time of excitement – not unease. With a focus on patient care and overall wellness, Dr. Weiglein balances aesthetic enhancement with comfort and personal attention.
What to Expect
Ear pinning is usually a straightforward procedure that pays back large emotional dividends. It requires a well-hidden incision in the skin behind the ear. The cartilage is reshaped and pulled back closer to the head and secured in the new position with sutures. A ski band type bandage or headband is used to gently hold the ears in position while they heal. This dressing can be removed during the day but must be worn at night to prevent inadvertent folding of the ears, usually for about a week.
If more extensive correction is needed, Dr. Weiglein will discuss your options for reshaping cartilage or repairing deformities.
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