Cartilage piercings and otoplasty
Your particular piercings will likely have no effect on otoplasty surgery, as they are not close to any areas of dissection or incisions. You will likely be asked to remove your piercings the day of surgery, and keep them out for a bit after the operation. Good luck!
Ear piercings and an otoplasty
It is still possible to undergo otoplasty even if there are ear piercings are present. The ear piercings will have no effect on the surgery
Cartilage piercings before otoplasty?
These piercings likely will not affect your results. However, I would recommend removing them on the day of surgery and replacing them at 1 week post op to reduce the risk of infection. I hope this information is helpful for you.
Stephen Weber MD, FACS
Denver Facial Plastic Surgeon