Ear Pinning Surgery Risks and Complications FAQs

Ear Pinning Surgery Risks and Complications FAQs

Will Ear Pinning Affect My Hearing?

It is extremely unlikely that an ear pinning procedure will affect your hearing. The ear is made up of 3 parts: the outer ear (the pinna), the middle ear and the inner ear. All 3 parts contribute to hearing, but it is mainly the middle and inner ear that affect it.

The pinna is the only part that your surgeon will operate on during your ear pinning. The role of the pinna is simply to carry the sound waves into the middle and inner ear to allow you to hear. It is therefore highly unlikely that surgery to this area will affect your hearing. Choosing a highly experienced BAAPS/BAPRAS surgeon will greatly reduce the risk of potential complications.

What are the Effect of Drugs and Smoking on Ear Pinning Surgery?

Smoking, taking recreational drugs and consuming large amounts of alcohol are all factors that increase the risk of complications occurring during and after surgery. We therefore strongly recommend that you stop smoking and using any nicotine products for at least 6 weeks before and after your operation.

Published: Monday 8 February 2021

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