Prominent ears (sometimes known as bat ears) can be a source of embarrassment particularly for young people although all ages can be affected. They can be corrected either under local or general anaesthesia.
There are several techniques that can produce very pleasing results. The surgery involves reshaping of the cartilage of the ear. An inconspicuous incision is made in the natural crease behind the ear. Surgery is carried out as a day case. A bandage maybe needed for a few days post-operatively.
Your Westbourne Centre surgeon will give impartial advice and have a thorough discussion with you on the nature of the surgery, and your suitability for ear correction. You will be fully informed about the implications of having this operation including the limitations of the technique, the position of the scars and any possible short-term or long-term complication.
The final decision to have surgery is your own personal choice.