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flyboy40 05-18-2010 03:15 PM

Does ear pinning hurt?
 
How much pain can one expect with ear pinning surgery? This is something that I've thought about doing but don't have a strong pain threshold. Does ear pinning hurt a lot? How long after surgery will I be in pain?

robyne00 05-18-2010 06:35 PM

Immediately after you might experience throbbing or aching, but that is easily managed with pain meds. There is little downtime post otoplasty.

la_angel 05-21-2010 12:25 PM

I have heard that it's not the surgery that hurts, but the discomfort of wearing some kind of headband thingy during recovery (it can make sleeping difficult). After you are healed I don't see any reason where your new ears would hurt :)

odemadrid 05-23-2010 03:59 PM

It doesn't hurt if you take the pain meds, but it's a bit uncomfortable because you have to wear a headband every night while you sleep for 6 weeks... it's itches a bit post-surgery

la_angel 05-29-2010 03:35 PM

Does your doctor allow you to sleep on your side with the headband, or do you have to sleep on your back? (I have heard that is the hardest part of ear pinning for side sleepers!)

odemadrid 05-29-2010 04:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by la_angel (Post 7545)
Does your doctor allow you to sleep on your side with the headband, or do you have to sleep on your back? (I have heard that is the hardest part of ear pinning for side sleepers!)

No way! I had Rhinoplasty + Otoplasty. Right before surgery, I bought a really comfy recliner and been sleeping on it ever since. The doctor recommended not to sleep on my side by at least 4 weeks, but preferably 6 weeks to avoid any issues. If you get the right recliner, it is not difficult at all. Mine is extremely comfortable... It's almost as great as a bed.

la_angel 06-07-2010 08:39 PM

I didn't think so, but I didn't know if the headband made a difference. Well, I'm glad to hear your post-op sleeping has gone so great! :)

robyne00 06-11-2010 10:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by odemadrid (Post 7554)
No way! I had Rhinoplasty + Otoplasty. Right before surgery, I bought a really comfy recliner and been sleeping on it ever since. The doctor recommended not to sleep on my side by at least 4 weeks, but preferably 6 weeks to avoid any issues. If you get the right recliner, it is not difficult at all. Mine is extremely comfortable... It's almost as great as a bed.

Must be a seriously excellent recliner!!! :)

la_angel 08-17-2010 08:56 PM

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Originally Posted by robyne00 (Post 7863)
Must be a seriously excellent recliner!!! :)

I want one, he should tell us the make and model :p

CambrieGreen 04-23-2012 05:26 AM

If ear pining is done accurately, you feel little pain......if anything wrong happens then the pain pain increases drastically.....fat grafting to buttocks


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