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(ear correction surgery) 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 it. Ear Surgery treatments are available in our London, Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol, Leeds and Glasgow clinics.
If on the other hand your main concern is for your earlobes, then you should consider Earlobe Reconstruction.

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 effect confidence, while ears that sit far away from the head can be uncomfortable.

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.

Our Team

The Private Clinic has only the most experienced Surgeons, Doctors and Nurses in their respective fields, so you can be confident you are in safe hands.

 

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 you may be required to stay in hospital overnight to ensure your safety and recovery.

Regardless of whether you’ve received 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. Before going home and during consultation, 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 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 getting caught on the pillow at night.

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

The cost of a otoplasty/pinnaplasty procedure starts from £2,700. We don’t follow a one-price-fits-all policy and prices are quoted on a case by case basis. You will be given an accurate quote for your requirements following your consultation.

We offer FREE consultations with our highly experienced Patient Advisors who are able to offer you all the information your require prior to meeting a surgeon. Consultations for Ear Correction Surgery with one of our specialist Consultant Plastic Surgeons is £50. Please note that consultations at our Harley Street clinic are with the Surgeons.

‘Fantastic surgeon – was the first surgeon I saw when I was considering the operation and I had no doubt he would do a fantastic job’ *

London - April 2015

“Thank you very much for the great support! My personal congratulations for the superior customer experience provided by The Private Clinic!” *

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“Dr Fallahdar was amazing, I did my research before coming to the clinic and I wouldn’t of gone with another doctor except Dr Fallahdar.  I would highly recommend him as he has changed my life more than you could imagine.  Thanks so much!” *

 

London - May 2015

FAQs

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

Will there be any visible scarring?

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