Ear Correction Surgery
Ear correction surgery, also known as otoplasty, is a common procedure across the globe and is used to improve the appearance of ears that are out of proportion, protruding, misshapen or to repair damage caused by an accident.
You will meet with your surgeon for a consultation prior to your surgery who will discuss you the reasons you have for wanting otoplasty and the aesthetic result you are wanting to achieve. How the surgery is performed will be explained to you, along with the recovery time and any questions you have will be answered.
Most procedures for otoplasty involve a small cut being made behind the ear, in the crease where it joins the head and then cartilage and skin are removed and/or reshaped and the ear stitched back.
The surgery will be performed under general anaesthetic and will take approximately an hour. You should arrange to have a week off from work and during this time you will be required to wear dressings and a bandage. Whilst the dressings and bandages are in place you will not be able to submerge your head in water or drive. A follow-up appointment will be arranged with your nurse who will remove your dressings and bandage and provide you with a smaller headband for use whilst sleeping, the duration of which will be advised to you by your nurse. You ears will be healed fully following the 6 week mark and as such you will be able to resume all activities such as swimming and contact sports.
The cost of your surgery will depend on the procedure you are undertaking and will be discussed with you at your consultation.
As with any surgery, there are potential risks and complications. These will be discussed with you before any surgery takes place, along with your medical history and you will be provided with comprehensive information in relation to your specific procedure that you can take away and reflect over after your consultation. Don’t forget our friendly team are here to answer any questions you may have.