Your otoplasty experience begins with your initial consultation at Dr. Preminger’s Manhattan office. During this time, you will be asked to fill out the required paperwork and provide our staff with your general medical history and background. From there, you will share a confidential meeting time with the surgeon where you can feel comfortable discussing your goals and aspirations for your ear reshaping procedure. We encourage you to speak openly and honestly about your experience thus far, and how you hope an otoplasty will help improve your self-confidence and outlook.
Your consultation will also involve a discussion of the potential risks associated with the ear reshaping procedure.
Otoplasty, also known as ear pinning, involves an incision in the natural crease between the ear and the skull, thereby reducing, but not eliminating, the possibility of noticeable scarring.
In addition to the above-mentioned otoplasty-specific risks, there are general risks associated with any surgical procedure. Namely, a small percentage of the population may experience an adverse reaction to the anesthesia used for sedation during the procedure. Likewise, allergic reactions to latex, surgical tape or other medical supplies used during or after the procedure have been reported.