The Private Clinic has been expanding into plastic surgery since the latter part of 2012. We provide many of the most talked about surgical procedures, including breast augmentation, liposuction, rhinoplasty and blepharoplasty as well as a less well-known procedure called otoplasty, also known as pinnaplasty or ‘ear reshaping’ surgery. It doesn’t quite ever hit the headlines like liposuction and breast augmentation do but here at the clinic we’re proud to have the treatment available. In this blog post we give you an overview of the procedure.
Around 1% of the UK population have ears that stick out too much, by medical standards, which is typically at a 30 degree angle or more from the face. Genetics, injury, too much cartilage or underdevelopment of the cartilage are the primary factors involving in protruding ears. Protruding ears can cause psychological issues as well as practical issues, such as wearing a helmet comfortably or the aesthetics of having your hair up.
The procedure will depend considerably on each patient. Typically it involves making an incision along the crease of the ear and repositioning the cartilage by removing pieces in order to pin the ear back.
The procedure only takes up to 2 hours and whenever possible local anaesthetic is used. At our clinic we recommend taking one week off work to recuperate. Unlike many other surgical procedures, the risks of complications are very low and most experience only mild discomfort for a short time. Specific kinds of bandages will be used to afford you as much comfort and ease as possible as you fully heal. Thorough aftercare is offered to support you in your recovery and a full recovery can be expected within two months.
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Here at the Private Clinic we have very experienced doctors and surgeons to guide you and carry out the procedure. At our clinic, we will support you all the way from the initial consultation to the final result. For more information, please have a look at our website: https://www.theprivateclinic.co.uk/treatments/plastic-surgery/otoplasty/