What it is:

Pinning back of protruding ears

People who are unhappy with how far their ears protrude

* 1 to 2 hours


No, but you will need to return the day after surgery for a follow-up appointment

Average is 1 week, although some people need less time

  • Return immediately to non-strenuous activities which do not raise your heart rate or blood pressure, and won’t result in breaking into a sweat
  • Resume strenuous activities in 2 weeks


  • You may shower 48 hours after surgery
  • You will need to wear a gentle compression bandage at all times for 2 weeks after surgery, then only at night
  • There are no stitches to remove

* Times may vary since each case is unique

** Check with your health care provider about your specific restrictions