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Old 05-18-2010, 03:15 PM   #1
 
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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?


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

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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

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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

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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!)

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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.

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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!

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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!!!

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Must be a seriously excellent recliner!!!
I want one, he should tell us the make and model

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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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