Earfold is an innovative implant treatment that effectively corrects sticking out ears. The implant is made from cleverly-shaped elastic nitinol, coated with 24-carat gold so it lies invisibly under the skin.
The implant is inserted into the fold of the ear under local anaesthetic, where it reduces the prominence of the ears.
The treatment takes less than an hour in the clinic, no bandages are required, and the position of the implant is fully demonstrated at your consultation with the surgeon. This gives you the opportunity to gauge whether the non-surgical correction we can achieve will be enough, or if you need to consider the surgical option instead. (Su, link to the surgical ear correction page)
There will be some tenderness and redness, possibly some bruising afterwards. The small stitch we insert will need to be removed after a week. Long hair will disguise these signs of the treatment and therefore the following day you could return to work. Otherwise you may need a couple of days off work or until the stitches are removed.
Sport should be avoided for 4 weeks to allow the implants to settle. You should also avoid extreme heat and cold, and sleep on your back or wear a headband to protect your ears while you sleep.