AKA Bat ears Pinnaplasty Ear correction surgery Ear pinning
Prominent ears can be a source of embarrassment particularly for young people, although all ages can be affected. Otoplasty can alter the appearance of the ears and correct any deformities.
What is otoplasty? Otoplasty is a surgical procedure that involves reshaping the ear or pinning back the ears if they stick out.
What happens during an otoplasty procedure? An otoplasty procedure usually involves:
- making a small incision in the natural crease behind the ear - removing small pieces of cartilage if necessary - putting stitches at the back of the ear to reshape or position the ear closer to the head
During your initial consultation, your surgeon will talk you through the procedure. They will inform you of any limitations of the technique, the position of the scars and any possible short-term or long-term complications.
How long does it take to recover? An otoplasty is carried out under local anaesthetic (with sedation if appropriate) which means that patients are able to go home the same day to recover in the comfort of their own home.
You will normally wear a bandage around your head for up to a week to help your ears heal in their new position and also protect them from getting any infections.
For years I had been unhappy with the appearance of my ears and in June of this year, I finally decided to look into corrective surgery. I first became aware of The Westbourne Centre when searching the internet for places in the West Midlands to have ear pinning surgery carried out. After...
We understand that choosing to have cosmetic surgery is one of the biggest decisions you'll make. You need to be confident that you have chosen the right surgeon who listens to you and understands what you want to achieve. Equally, you want your surgeon to suggest realistic outcomes and...
Your surgical consultation will be with the consultant that will perform your surgery should you decide to proceed. We only offer nurse led consultations for our non-surgical treatments. You will likely see a nurse for some of your post-op appointments (to have stitches out, dressings changed...