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Otoplasty and Ear Surgery

If you have large, protruding or misshapen ears, then you may be considering simple ear surgery to have them corrected. Abnormally shaped ears can cause great embarrassment. Many of our patients report being teased at school and having to style their hair a certain way or even wear a hat to disguise them.

Otoplasty is one of our most common procedures and is chosen by both men and women to correct this embarrassing problem once and for all.

This procedure is ideal for a number of conditions:

  • “Pinning back” protruding ears to sit closer to the patient’s head – this is the most common application
  • Reducing the overall size of your ears
  • Correcting any irregularities in the shape of the ears

Patients report the dramatic difference correcting their ears has on their lives as well as their appearance. The procedure has long-lasting results. After healing, friends and family tend to forget about it until they look back on photographs.

Whatever the problem, in the hands of a skilled plastic surgeon, most of these imperfections can be considerably improved. Ear correction can therefore, give the patient both an aesthetic and also a psychological improvement.

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Before surgery, this illustration shows a typical otoplasty patient with protruding or “sticking out” ears. Many patients seeking corrective ear surgery find this condition embarrassing.

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Surgery involves removal of cartilage from behind the ear, to reduce the protrusion of the outer ear shell.

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After surgery, the patient has neat ears against the head. They no longer stick out.

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Can I decide the shape of my new ears?

Generally yes. Many considerations need to be taken into account and these will be discussed during your consultation with your surgeon.

What happens after ear correction surgery?

After an Otoplasty is completed, you will have a dressing put on in the operating theatre. It is important that this dressing is not removed for at least 7-10 days.

Will I have any scarring after my ear surgery?

Many plastic surgeons perform otoplasty by making the incision behind the ear so in most cases the scar will be hidden

Will this type of cosmetic surgery be painful?

Anaesthetic ensures that you are comfortable and feel no pain. After ear surgery, any pain or discomfort you may experience can be controlled through medication and will usually subside within a matter of days.

I’ve heard the phrase ‘pinnaplasty,’ is this the same as ‘otoplasty’?

Pinnaplasty is just another term for ear correction, both involve the same surgical procedure.

Otoplasty and Ear Surgery

If you have large, protruding or misshapen ears, then you may be considering simple ear surgery to have them corrected. Abnormally shaped ears can cause great embarrassment. Many of our patients report being teased at school and having to style their hair a certain way or even wear a hat to disguise them.

Otoplasty is one of our most common procedures and is chosen by both men and women to correct this embarrassing problem once and for all.

This procedure is ideal for a number of conditions:

  • “Pinning back” protruding ears to sit closer to the patient’s head – this is the most common application
  • Reducing the overall size of your ears
  • Correcting any irregularities in the shape of the ears

Patients report the dramatic difference correcting their ears has on their lives as well as their appearance. The procedure has long-lasting results. After healing, friends and family tend to forget about it until they look back on photographs.

Whatever the problem, in the hands of a skilled plastic surgeon, most of these imperfections can be considerably improved. Ear correction can therefore, give the patient both an aesthetic and also a psychological improvement.

Your free consultation is a good opportunity to discuss ear correction surgery with a surgeon.

Your surgeon will look at your medical history and listen very carefully to your requirements before giving you honest, expert advice on what sort of outcome you could expect.

Your Surgeon will advise on the benefits as well as the risks of undertaking facial surgery and will outline what to expect at the hospital, explaining the procedure in detail and the recovery/healing process as well as aftercare.