Cost: £2,500 – £5,000
Treatment Time: Around 2 Hours
Recovery Time: Around 1-2 Weeks
Popularity: 0.3 Million procedures globally in 2017
Everything You need to know about Ear Correction
What is Ear Correction?
Ear correction surgery, alters the size or shape of the ears, or pin them back closer to the head if they stick out. It is also referred to as Otoplasty or Ear Reshaping or Ear Pinning.
Why do people have Ear Correction?
There are many reasons people choose to have ear correction surgery: to improve the shape and proportion of ears or to boost self-confidence.
Am I a good candidate?
If you believe you have protruding ears, abnormally large ear lobes or folded ear tips, or if you have suffered an injury that has impacted the shape or positioning of your ears, or if certain features of a normal ear are missing, then you may want to consider ear correction surgery.
This surgery is more common in younger people, including children ages 6 to 14. It is very important that you are in good health, have a positive attitude and realistic expectations, before undergoing this procedure.
What are my options?
An incision would be made hidden inside or behind the ear, and extra cartilage or soft tissue that makes the ear “stick out” too much can be removed, or the missing normal folds would be re-created by shaping the cartilage with permanent sutures or scraping the cartilage to contour it.
What should I look out for?
All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Fortunately, significant complications from a ear correction are infrequent.
Risk specific to ear correction surgery is outlined below:
- Scarring: Minimal scarring as the incision would be made hidden inside or behind the ear.