Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)
Few things can affect your self-esteem more than protruding and/or large ears – and this is especially so for children. Ear Pinning Surgery, or Otoplasty, can make your ears more in proportion with the rest of your face, there by helping to restore your, or your child’s, confidence. As well as ‘pinning back’ protruding ears, We can also perform surgery to reduce the size of large ears (Ear Reduction Surgery) or generally improve the appearance of the ear.With a variety of techniques available to treat protruding ears and reshape large ears, we can tailor Ear Surgery to suit your individual concerns.
Normally performed as a simple day stay procedure, Ear Pinning Surgery involves making an incision behind the ear, and then reshaping and removing cartilage until the ear sits closer to the head.In the case of large ears, it is sometimes necessary to make an incision along the base of the ear lobe in order to reduce its size.
After Ear Surgery, your head will be bandaged to support the ears. The bandages will be removed after about a week. The visible results of ear plastic surgery for protruding ears are almost immediate, once the dressings are removed. Absorbable stitches allow for faster healing and scars are either hidden behind the ear or well hidden within the natural creases of the ear.