Otoplasty (Ear surgery)
Asymmetrical or obtrusive ear positioning can really distract from your fantastic haircut. By setting the ears symmetrically and naturally, confidence is boosted and the natural beauty that’s always been present shines on.
Ear surgery (technically known as Otoplasty) is generally performed to set prominent ears back closer to the head and reduce the size of large ears.
Surgery may also be helpful for “lop ear,” “cupped ear” and “shell ear,” large or stretched earlobes, torn ear lobes and lobes with creases. The ultimate goal is aesthetically pleasing ears with regular folds and shape.
The procedure is generally performed under a general anaesthetic and takes from two to three hours. During surgery, incisions are made just behind the ear in the ears’ natural folds. Some cartilage and skin is usually removed and then the remaining cartilage is set back with permanent sutures.
The incisions are closed with fine sutures and soft dressings are applied to cushion the ears. The dressings remain for a few days. It can be uncomfortable, but pain medication will help.
You should be back to your usual routine around five to ten days after the procedure.