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Ear Pinning

Otoplasty Melbourne, Cosmetic Ear Surgery
Otoplasty Melbourne, also known as ear pinning, or cosmetic ear surgery is a popular cosmetic surgical procedure. It repositions prominent or protruding ears to create a more balanced and symmetrical look.
The aim of an otoplasty is to create a natural, understated shape with the incisions concealed behind the ear.
The cosmetic ear surgery involves reshaping ear cartilage using cartilage scoring and suture setback techniques to set the ear closer to the head.
Who is a candidate for Otoplasty
If your ears are overly prominent or if you feel your ears are unattractively shaped, then setback otoplasty surgery may be an option for you. Ear pinning procedures are ideal for both children and adults.
In children, we recommend they are over the age of 6 years.
Things to consider before otoplasty surgery
Before you decide on an ear shaping procedure, you need to consider:
* Exact evenness (symmetry) isn’t likely. Similar to natural ears, the position of the ears after otoplasty will not match perfectly.
* As with all surgical procedures, smokers are at increased risk of complications. If you are serious about undergoing ear surgery, you should try to quit smoking.
Your consultation
Please contact us today to schedule your complimentary consultation at Aesthetica. After listening to your concerns, Dr Ashley, with over 30 years experience, will suggest the procedure plan to address your concerns.
Otoplasty Melbourne – the procedure
There are several surgical options available.
Cosmetic ear surgery is usually performed under local anaesthesia. However, if you are concerned about being awake, it can be done with sedation or even a general anaesthetic.
After the incision is made behind your ear, the cartilage and skin tissue reshaped. The scar is in the natural folds of your ear, over time, it will be difficult to see.
Every procedure is unique, addressing your concerns and aspirations.
All sutures will dissolve after 2 -4 weeks
After your Otoplasty
After your cosmetic ear surgery, you will go home wearing a protective surgical dressing and headband over your ears. We will change the dressing the next day. Then you will wear the soft headband for about 10 days, then reducing to nightwear for another 4-6 weeks.
Most patients require 3 -5 days to recover from an otoplasty.
You may experience soreness, swelling and bruising, which will naturally subside in a few days.
You can resume light office work or school, and non-strenuous activities within a week and avoid strenuous exercise for four to six weeks.
Otoplasty Melbourne before and after photos

Please email us for before and after costs.
Also, please let us know your concerns so we can match photos and a closer estimation of costs
How much does an Otoplasty Cost 
Depending on the extent of work involved, type of anaesthetic – if any, and the theatre fees, costs can vary.
Please do not hesitate to email or call for a quote.
All our fees are inclusive. They include pre and post-op care and all procedure costs. Our aftercare treatments help with scar healing and swelling reduction.
A Medicare rebate and private health insurance rebates may be applicable.
For further information or book in for a free otoplasty Melbourne consultation with one of our experienced Doctors, please email us or call us at 98246134.


Labia Minora

They are usually two flaps of skin either side of the vagina. They act as protective structures for the vagina, clitoris and urinary orifice. The labia minora can vary in size, shape and colour. Labia minora reduction surgery will reduce excess, floppy, or uneven skin.
The labia minora is also known as the inner lips. They can vary in size, shape and colour. Above all, your labia minora is there to protect your vagina and urethra (the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside of your body) from bacteria. Labia minora reduction surgery will remove excess, floppy, or uneven labia minora, to give you a pleasing look.

Labia Majora

Our surgeons continue to refine their labia majora reduction surgery technique. They reduce the size of the labia majora by excising a crescent-shaped portion of the inner portion of the majora.

Clitoral Hood Reduction

Aesthetica surgeons have been trained in clitoral hood reduction surgery. It is a precise procedure that works closely around the clitoris without affecting its functionality.
It can be performed as a stand-alone procedure or as part of a labiaplasty.
Clitoral Hood reduction involves removing excess skin on either side of the clitoris. Most importantly, our advanced techniques do not go near your clitoris or any of the nerves.

Your Labiaplasty Procedure

We prefer to perform our labiaplasty as a surgical day procedure using a local anaesthetic, with or without sedation. It takes about an hour for a labiaplasty.
However, if you feel that’s all too much then a general anaesthetic can be an option. It’s up to you.
We want you to feel as comfortable as possible


Your Recovery

We recommend bed rest for 2-3 days to reduce discomfort and aid healing.
Dr Ashley and your nurse will monitor your recovery through a number of post-operative check-ups and phone calls/texts.
In the first 12-24 hours there will be bleeding and discomfort. You will be given appropriate pain relief and ice to help you through this time.
Swelling can also cause discomfort. It can last up to 4-6 weeks. However, the majority will go down within a fortnight.
Following your ASAP labiaplasty aftercare, usually means you can return to work after 3 -4 days.
Gentle exercise can be resumed after 3 -4 weeks.


How much does labiaplasty cost?

Your labiaplasty cost will be discussed in detail at your first free consultation.
Dr Ashley will discuss your concerns, and explain your options.
The price for labiaplasty using a local anaesthetic is $4,600.00.
It costs includes all your labia reduction procedure costs, medication and all your labiaplasty ASAP aftercare.
If you prefer a general anaesthetic then there will be additional anaesthetist and theatre fees and maybe be covered by
We can discuss this with you during your consultation.
(If eligible, private health insurance and Medicare may be applicable. But only for the general anaesthetic).

Labiaplasty Risks

As with all surgery procedures, labiaplasty risks and complications are possible, however, rare.
We will discuss these in full with you during your consultation.
Abnormal Scarring: very rare.
Infection: most unlikely.
Excess bleeding: very rare.


Labiaplasty experience

Everyone has their own reason for wanting to consider a Labioplasty
We are grateful to have 2 girl’s diaries to read.
We hope you find them helpful in your thought process.

Interesting facts- you are not alone

Labiaplasty statistics

Approximately 39% of women have excessive labia and less than 15% of these women do something about it!
The problem may be :

  • an adolescence problem
  • because of childbirth
  •  resulting from the natural ageing process of our body
  •  caused by trauma resulting in labia enlargement, unevenness, or traumatic tears that affect the size or appearance the labia

This can result in:

  • labia discomfort during intercourse
  • chronic rubbing
  • chaffing while playing a sport or bike riding
  • a pulling sensation
  • vulva pain

Most women simply live with these symptoms. They are not aware that there are options available, or too embarrassed to ask.
This is one of the reasons that the internet has been so helpful for these women.
Labiaplasty has risen from 444 women in 2000 to 1,427 in 2014 in Australia.
(Unfortunately there are no more recent statistics)

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