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npl -plasties
1. (Medicine) a surgically created opening
2. (Medicine) a cosmetic surgery on the external ears


(ˈoʊ təˌplæs ti)
n., pl. -ties.
plastic surgery to reshape the external ear.


plastic surgery of the ear.
See also: Ear
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.otoplasty - reconstructive surgery of the auricle of the external ear
anaplasty, plastic surgery, reconstructive surgery - surgery concerned with therapeutic or cosmetic reformation of tissue


n. otoplastia, cirugía plástica del oído.
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Other pages feature the results of patients who have volunteered to share their pictures following the full run of procedures, including tummy tucks, liposuction, breast/buttock, augmentation, ear pinning and more.
Discounted procedures include breast augmentation, chin augmentation, eye lid surgery, face lift, liposuction, ear pinning, and nose surgery, as well as non-surgical procedures such as laser resurfacing, soft tissue fillers, cosmetic injections, chemical peels and dermabrasion.
Women favour breast operations while nose jobs and ear pinning are top with men, reveal figures from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons.
The top choices for men were ear pinning, followed by nose jobs and eyelid surgery.
Prominent ears affect about 5% of the population, but a surgical procedure known as Pinnaplasty, or ear pinning, can give a normal ear appearance.