Both men and women can suffer from large or protruding ears or split or misshapen earlobes. These features can cause embarrassment and ridicule, damaging your confidence and self-esteem. Ear correction is suitable for men and women from their late teens upwards.
Ear correction surgery is a cosmetic procedure that tackles these confidence issues by removing or reshaping the cartilage that makes up your ears or pinning them back if their current shape means they stick out.
This usually involves making incisions behind the ear, re-shaping the cartilage, repositioning the ear and securing everything with dissolvable stitches. It’s a relatively simple procedure performed under local or general anaesthetic, and it takes around an hour.
Most patients leave the hospital within a few hours of their surgery. Afterwards your ears are likely to be sore, swollen and bruised to begin with, so we will bandage the area for you. You will need to wear this ‘full’ bandage for about a week.
Bruising, swelling, and tenderness are common. But when you wear a supportive headband for a week it relieves the side effects.
This is a permanent solution to protruding ears. As long as you adhere to the strict aftercare we recommend, wearing support at night after the initial bandage is removed to avoid the ear returning to its previous position, all should be well.