Question: I’ve had problems with ear infections my whole life. I’d like to get an ear pinning surgery but I was wondering if it would affect my ear troubles.
Answer: The term ear infection is very general. I’d like to be very precise in the term as to whether or not the problem is with the external ear or the middle ear. Occasionally, you can also have infections from pinning of the ear of the large outer portion of the ear. In general, if the patient has a history of ear infections which we call middle ear infections due to otitis media, having an otoplasty would not affect this ear problem.