pinnaplasty

pinnaplasty

(pin′ă-plas″tē) [ pinna + -plasty]
Cosmetic surgery on the external ear.
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The current treatment options are limited with the most conventional being surgery, called otoplasty or pinnaplasty.
By contrast, otoplasty or pinnaplasty is a complex surgical procedure that requires a visit to a fully-fitted operating suite, requires a general anesthetic and is associated with significant down-time post treatment.
Prominent ears affect about 5% of the population, but a surgical procedure known as Pinnaplasty, or ear pinning, can give a normal ear appearance.
Young Ashley Watson of Stockton W |captured readers' hearts after the funding was withdrawn for an NHS pinnaplasty operation - a procedure to "pin back" ears that stick out.
Abertawe Bro Morgannwg Health Board, which is home to the Welsh Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery carried out the majority of rhinoplasty and pinnaplasty procedures in Wales, which could perhaps suggest that people who live in the area have better access to the surgery.
The operation to correct this condition, of 'bat ear', is called pinnaplasty, and is surprisingly common.
The operation, known as pinnaplasty, involves cutting the soft supportive cartilage of the ear and bending it to the desired shape.
Young Ashley Watson's story captured our readers' hearts after we reported that he was left devastated when the funding was withdrawn for an NHS pinnaplasty operation - a procedure to 'pin back' ears that stick out.
The operation to correct 'bat ear' is called pinnaplasty, and is surprisingly common.
A spokesperson for NHS Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees Clinical Commissioning Group said: "When CCGs were established on April 1, 2013, replacing Primary Care Trusts, all of the CCGs in the North-east adopted the same policy for funding cosmetic procedures, which included pinnaplasty and others.
When CCGs were established on April 1, 2013, replacing Primary Care Trusts, all of the 12 CCGs in the North-east adopted the same policy for funding cosmetic procedures, which included pinnaplasty and others.