Otoplasty, A surgical procedure to change the form of the ear, or ears, by adjusting their position, shape and size.
COSMETIC EAR SURGERY (OTOPLASTY)
Otoplasty is a surgical procedure to address concerns you might have around the form and shape of you or your child’s ears. The procedure involves a simple incision behind the ear where the cartilage of the ear could be removed, scored and possibly readjusted before a splint is added to support the healing process. A consultation with a plastic surgeon will determine whether you are an ideal candidate and they will propose the best approach to deal directly with your concerns.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
Birth defects, injury and abnormal cartilage growth are some of the causes for this condition where ears might protrude too far from the head, are deformed in shape or they have an abnormal size. Ear deformities that aren’t temporary can negatively impact you or your child’s confidence and self-esteem.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Not all moles are dangerous. If they change in shape, colour or size, we recommend you see a doctor as early as possible for a proper analysis and diagnosis.
It’s a quick procedure, leaves a tiny scar behind the ears and this will fade over time.
The recovery time depends on the procedure, but it is generally quick in comparison to other surgical procedures. Some patients find their ears heal within a couple of weeks, but 2-3 months is safe to ensure all symptoms have completely healed.
Some swelling, bruising or pain might occur after surgery and it’s important to rest for a couple of days afterwards. Patients should allow 2-3 weeks for complete healing.
No, this surgery is focussed on the shape of the ear and it cannot influence hearing.