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Otoplasty (Ear Correction Surgery)

The Problem

As prominent features of the body, ear shape and size can have a major effect on how we feel about our face. Large or protruding ears can effect confidence, while ears that sit far away from the head can be uncomfortable.

Ear Correction Surgery otherwise known as an Otoplasty or a Pinnaplasty is a surgical procedure to reshape and reconstruct the ear. If you are unhappy with the shape, size or position of your ears, you may benefit from a Otoplasty or Pinnaplasty procedure. Ear Surgery consultations are available in our London, Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol, LeedsNorthampton, Milton Keynes and Glasgow clinics.

If your main concern is related to your earlobes, then you should consider Split Earlobe Reconstruction or Tribal Earlobe Repair.

What is Otoplasty or Pinnaplasty?

Otoplasty, also known as Pinnaplasty or ear reshaping, is a relatively straightforward and simple cosmetic surgery procedure to resize, reshape, reposition and/or hold back the ears.

As prominent features of the body, ear shape and size can have a major effect on how we feel about our face. Large or protruding ears can affect confidence, while ears that sit far away from the head can be uncomfortable for the patient.

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The Problem

As prominent features of the body, ear shape and size can have a major effect on how we feel about our face. Large or protruding ears can effect confidence, while ears that sit far away from the head can be uncomfortable.

Otoplasty procedures usually take up to around 2 hours and can be performed under local or general anaesthetic, depending on the individual case. As specialists in minimally invasive procedures, we endeavour to carry out Otoplasty under local anaesthetic as often as possible, but will only proceed with the method that’s right for your needs.

During the treatment your surgeon will make an incision along the crease-line behind your ear and remove any excess cartilage that is causing it to protrude. The ear is then pinned back along the fold to its new position, closer to the head.

Following the surgery, the area will be stitched up and a dressing wrapped around your head to support the cartilage in its new place.

The Results

The result of an otoplasty procedure is naturally reshaped or resized ears that lie closer to your head.

Recovery / Downtime

We recommend that you take approximately one week off work. You may be allowed to return home immediately after the procedure, but this will depend on your case and some patients may be required to stay in hospital overnight to ensure your safety and recovery.

Regardless of whether you’ve received a local or general anaesthetic, you will need to arrange for someone to take you home and you may be asked to have someone to stay with you for the first-day post-procedure. Your surgeon and medical team will advise you on how to best aid your recovery.

You will need to wear a full turban head-bandage for 5-7 days to help support the wound. Sutures used are normally dissolvable.

Your ears will be bruised, swollen and red for a few weeks – it can take up to 6 weeks for a full recovery. Any discomfort is normally well controlled with painkillers.

A headband, or head-bandage, will be needed at night for a further 2 weeks to stop the ear rubbing on the pillow at night.

Normal hair washing can be resumed once the bandages are removed.

FAQs

How does an otoplasty work?

Am I suitable for ear correction surgery?

How long will the procedure take?

Does ear correction need local or general anaesthetic?

Is ear correction surgery painful?

I have had an otoplasty as a child, but I feel my ears are still prominent, can this be performed again?

Am I too old for an otoplasty?

Will an otoplasty affect my hearing?

How long will I have to wear a support band for?

Can you make my ears smaller instead of changing their projection?

What is the recovery period like after ear correction surgery?

Will there be any visible scarring?

When will I be able to wash my hair after surgery?

Will I be able to play sports like rugby after an otoplasty?

Is there a difference between an otoplasty and a pinnaplasty?

How much does Otoplasty (Ear Correction Surgery) cost?

Will I be able to pierce my ear after an otoplasty?

Is an otoplasty permanent?

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