Otoplasty or Ear pinning A range of images which are self explanatory. The subject is our grandson showing before and after Otoplastly surgery.
Ear Pinning Before Surgery
The ear pinning (Otoplasty) surgery was, of course, performed by our trusted plastic surgeon and long term friend. Whom we have known for more than 20 years. Brought to you by Europa International cosmetic surgery services, established 1996.
Off to Prague. He traveled by road with his dad to where the clinic is located.
En-route Before Setting Off! Prepped up! (Prague Clinic) Enjoying sightseeing Post-Op with his Dad
Below final results.
Should ear pinning (Otoplasty) be performed better under a local or general anaesthetic?
For most people Otoplasty under a general aesthetic is far more appealing. Mainly due to understandable fears, that a local anesthetic might not totally deaden any pain issues. However, it’s not the same as a local anesthetic, performed at your nearby dentist’s. The local anesthetic used for an ear pinning procedure is far stronger and combines sedation too.
Our grandson opted for the ‘local with sedation’ as he was anxious about going “completely under”. Moreover, the surgeon said, the patient being awake was better for him to work on. That way, he can direct exactly where he needs the patient to move his head, etc.
How long did the ear pinning procedure take?
About 1 hour 15. Was there any pain? ..No.
Post-operation, was there any discomfort..No, just a mild throbbing.
Were there any other issues or complications? No, just the throbbing intermittently for a few days.
Was there any pain thereafter. No.
Was there any specific advice given in therm of what to beware of. Yes, not to engage in any sports activity for one month, which involved any impact with my ears.
How do you feel about the results on your Otoplasty Procedure?
Very happy. I like much more now how I Look. Also, I was just in time to avoid the horrible prospect of taunts from other kids at my new school. Something I had experienced in my previous school.
What about the cost for Otoplasty?
I understand it was around 40% cheaper than in the UK. Of course, there were travel and hotel costs to factor in. However, for my dad, it was not about the costs more about the high standards of work. He had implicit trust in the surgeon. Supported by his mother and father spending more than 20 years of their lives escorting patients to Prague for cosmetic surgery procedure. See more on this here.
But for most people, the saving would somewhere in the region of 25% allowing for travel and hotel.