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Face Surgery

Otoplasty (Ear pinning)

If protruding or misshapen ears are bothersome to you, cosmetic ear surgery can help. Also known as otoplasty, cosmetic ear surgery can improve the shape, position or proportion of the ear.

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Why Choose us for Otoplasty (Ear Surgery)

We experience many individuals, who starting from childhood, are unhappy with the size or shape of their ears. For some, the ears protrude more than they should, are asymmetrical, or droop too low.

We have seen what adults might go to great lengths to hide their imperfect ears with their hair or by wearing hats. We will guide you through the process by considering the shape of your face and offering reconsiderations to improve any facial balance after Otoplasty.

We understand the impact of Otoplasty can have to a persons appearance, how you wear your hair etc so you can meet our surgeon as many times as you wish, to make sure you make the right decision. If you choose us, you can be sure the decision you make is the right one, not a rushed one.

We have over 20 years of experience performing ear surgery, our surgical skills and attention to detail translate to what you require.

We are world-renowned in cosmetic surgery, our focus is simply on you and the service we provide. We back what we say by offering all our work with lifetime support and five years of free aftercare.

Our services, care and performance remain unrivalled, so book an appointment with our lead Plastic Surgeon to further your understanding of your procedure and begin the journey towards a successful surgery.

Introduction

Otoplasty, also referred to as ear surgery, is readily available to cosmetically alter the ears. The procedure should only be performed by an experienced plastic surgeon, and can have a dramatic impact on a person’s appearance, confidence, and overall quality of life. This corrective surgery is extremely popular among adults and children alike. Otoplasty, or ear reshaping surgery is amongst the more popular surgeries carried out to correct ears that appear more protruded or are not in proportion to the rest of the face.

Patients who have decided to have Otoplasty have noticed great psychological improvements from the aesthetic correction.

Consultation

Your consultation includes discussion about your medical history including any previous surgeries of repair of ear injuries if applicable, and medications that you currently take. The surgeon will listen to exactly what you desire in change in the shape, symmetry, size and protrusion of your ears and will also help guide you with recommendations when considering the shape of your face to improve any facial balance after Otoplasty if applicable.

Understandably patients like to research as much as they can on the internet about Otoplasty but remember that your face to face consultation is the perfect opportunity to meet our team of plastic surgeons and start to better your knowledge on fine tuning your decision.

Procedure

Patients will be given a local anaesthetic with a mild sedative. In some cases, patients may be given general anaesthesia to be completely unconscious during the procedure. An incision will be made at the back of the ear, where it is connected to the head. Any excess skin or cartilage will be removed.

  • The supporting tissue behind the ears, called cartilage, is reduced and reshaped in order to position your ears closer to your head.
  • This usually is accomplished through incisions placed behind the ears. Subsequent scars will be concealed in the natural skin crease.

The surgeon will shape the ear appropriately, or use permanent sutures to pin the ears back to their necessary position.
Sutures may also be used to hold the ear in position just until healing is complete.

Your surgeon will inform you of what to do to prepare for Otoplasty, as well as what to expect during the recovery period. Soft bandages will need to be worn for a couple days following the procedure. Patients should be completely healed within six weeks, at which time the results are noticeable and beautiful. Patients can resume going to work or school after just one week.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I decide the shape of my new ears?

In most cases yes! You consultation is the perfect opportunity to discuss this with the surgeon.

What happens after Otoplasty surgery?

Otoplasty is a day case procedure so there is no requirement to stay overnight at hospital. You will be required to wear dressings that are placed after the surgery and these must not be removed for at least 7 days.

Will there be any scarring from Otoplasty?

Most incisions performed for ear surgery are made behind the ear so the scar will remain hidden whilst the scar fades away over time.

How long will the results from Otoplasty last?

Results of Otoplasty are permanent, except for possible changes associated with the normal aging process.

When can I return to work after Otoplasty?

You will be able to return to work after 5-7 days but before then you will be under our guidance through our aftercare instructions

Before And After Photos

To see a selection of our before and after photos, please click the main photo at the top of the page. Remember at your consultation your surgeon will take you through even more photos to find what is more suitable to your goals.

 

 

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email one of our patient coordinators at info@berkeleysquaremedical.com or call us on 0207 887 7607.

 

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