During your consultation, we will discuss how the ears can be improved aesthetically. It is vital that your expectations are realistic. While we will strive to achieve your ultimate aesthetic goal, genetic limitations may mean it might not be possible to achieve perfect symmetry. We’ll provide you with a greater understanding of the results and the operational process, and you’ll be able to view before and after photos of previous patient’s surgeries to gain a greater insight into the results you can expect to achieve.
The operation doesn’t require an overnight stay and can be performed in our clinic under local anaesthetic. A general Otoplasty involves a small incision is made behind the ear to expose the cartilage. This incision type means that the scar is concealed well within the natural crease behind the ear.
The ears are then repositioned and reshaped by moving small pieces of cartilage. Some cartilage may be removed depending on the goals of the surgery. Finally, the remaining ear structure is stitched to the desired shape and position closer to the head.
For torn earlobe repair, the widened area or hole is removed and restitched with sutures. These sutures will dissolve over time.