Our plastic surgeons address and correct ears that are abnormally shaped, considered too large, or protrude outward. Ear pinning and ear reshaping surgery, also known as otoplasty, can bring a significant improvement to a person’s self-esteem. Cosmetic ear surgery reshapes and repositions the ears so they fit better with the natural contour of the face. It can be performed for any adult, as well as children as young as 6. If an abnormality is visibly noticeable during early childhood, our plastic surgeons recommend a surgical correction of the issue before the start of elementary school. Otoplasty allows our patients to show their face from every angle.
The technique used during ear surgery will depend on the abnormality. First, there may be an insufficient amount of ear cartilage to support the fold of the ear, or too much cartilage where the ear canal starts. Both issues will cause the ear to protrude outward. In some cases, the ears may appear too large. Regardless of the condition, the cartilage will usually be addressed and either removed or reshaped. Then, the cartilage will be secured with sutures into a new position closer to the head. The incision is generally placed within the natural folds of the ear so scarring is not an issue.
You feel like your ears are too big and take attention away from your face.
Your earlobes are wide and oddly shaped.
Your ears protrude far from your head.
Your ears are uneven or asymmetrical.
Your ears are oddly shaped due to an accident or genetics.
All otoplasties are performed under general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure in an accredited surgical facility. The entire surgery typically takes about 2 hours to complete. After surgery, patients will be in hospital for one night with their heads wrapped in a compression bandage, which will later be replaced with lighter bandaging. Initially, patients will feel discomfort if they attempt to move their ears. This will subside in a few days. Younger patients will need to be monitored so they do not touch or play with their ears during the healing process.
- All transfers – Airport, Hotel, Clinic.
- 4 nights at a 5* Hotel on a full board basis
- Pre-operative tests
- The anaesthetics
- The surgeons
- Compression garment
- Personal assistant
- New sim card
- The stay at the clinic
- Care by a nurse at the hotel throughout your stay
Extra personal expenses
Otoplasty – local anesthesia
Duration – 1 hour
Hospital stay – 1 /2 nights
Hotel stay – 4 nights
Back to work – 5 to 7 days
Otoplasty – 1350£
Children between the ages of 4-6 are considered within the ideal range for this surgery. From an anatomical standpoint, the cartilage is still soft and will be easier to remold and manipulate. From a psychological standpoint, having this surgery before starting elementary school can help avoid teasing and ridicule from classmates.
BOTH EARS OR JUST ONE?
In the majority of cases, both ears are affected. Therefore, surgery is performed on both ears. However, there may sometimes be an abnormality in just one ear. If this is the case, surgery will be performed on the affected ear, which will be made to match the opposing ear.