Ear Pinning and Reshaping Surgery (Otoplasty)

To Improve Protruding Ears

Protruding ears can be a source of embarrassment for children and adults alike. Ear reshaping surgery is a straightforward procedure. Most patients are children aged between four and fourteen, however ear surgery on adults is also possible.

Cosmetic Ear Surgery

Ear Pinning Surgery

Cosmetic Ear Surgery

Skin and cartilage are removed from behind the ears, following which they are then sculpted to bend it back toward the head.

Stitches may be used to help maintain the new shape with the incision marks cleverly concealed in the natural crease behind the ear.

An alternative technique where no cartilage is removed uses stitches to fold the exposed cartilage back on itself and so reshape the ear again concealing the stitches in the natural crease behind the ear.

Routine ear surgery usually takes about two hours. Most patients are usually up and about within a couple of hours.

After surgery, your head will be wrapped in a bulky bandage to promote the best healing. The full head bandage will be used to support your ears in their new position for 1 week after which it will be replaced by a lighter head band to be worn especially at night for 2 weeks.

Stitches are usually removed, or will dissolve, in about a week.

What can you expect from the surgery?

Your expectations need to be realistic. The procedure is used to improve not perfect, most patients are thrilled with the results of ear surgery, do not expect both ears to match perfectly total symmetry is unlikely to be achievable and would look unnatural.

Please contact us to schedule an appointment with our surgeon.