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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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Prominent ears affect about 5% of the population, but a surgical procedure known as Pinnaplasty, or ear pinning, can give a normal ear appearance.
Presented by a consultant cosmetic surgeon with many years experience across a range of procedures from breast augmentation to ear pinning.