Prominent Ears

Deemesh Oudit - Manchester Plastic Surgery

1. What are prominent ears?

Prominent ears, often referred to as “bat ears,” are a common condition where the ears stick out more than usual from the side of the head. This distinctive feature can be observed in both ears or just one and is typically identified by an absence of the usual fold in the cartilage of the ear or a deep conchal bowl, which is the hollow part immediately next to the ear canal. Prominent ears are a natural variation in ear shape and size and do not affect hearing. However, they can be a source of psychological distress or self-consciousness for some individuals, leading them to seek corrective options.

2. What causes prominent ears?

The development of prominent ears is primarily a genetic trait, meaning the condition is often inherited from one or both parents. The formation of the ear’s shape takes place early in fetal development, and variations can arise from differences in how the cartilage folds and develops. In most cases, prominent ears are present at birth and become more noticeable as the child grows. There are no specific environmental or lifestyle factors that cause ears to become prominent; it is a naturally occurring physical characteristic.

3. How to treat prominent ears

At Dr. Deemesh Oudit’s clinic, treating prominent ears is expertly handled through a surgical procedure known as otoplasty, or ear pinning surgery. This approach is perfectly aligned with Dr. Oudit’s specialization in cosmetic facial surgery, ensuring patients receive the highest standard of care.

  1. Otoplasty (Ear Pinning Surgery): This is the primary method for correcting prominent ears. The procedure involves:

    • Making a small incision behind the ear to access the cartilage.

    • Sculpting the ear cartilage to create or enhance the natural fold.

    • Positioning the ears closer to the head for a balanced, natural look.

    • Using permanent stitches to secure the ear’s new shape.

  2. Personalized Approach: Each otoplasty procedure at our clinic is tailored to the individual, considering their facial features and personal aesthetic goals.

  3. Recovery and Aftercare: Patients typically wear a headband post-surgery to support the ears’ new positioning. Dr. Oudit’s team provides comprehensive aftercare instructions to ensure comfortable recovery and optimal healing. Most patients resume normal activities within a week, with full recovery in up to six weeks.

Dr. Oudit’s expertise in cosmetic facial surgery, combined with his commitment to patient-centered care, makes his clinic the ideal choice for individuals seeking correction of prominent ears.

Choosing to undergo treatment for prominent ears is a personal decision often made for cosmetic reasons. Dr. Deemesh Oudit is a leading expert in plastic surgery in Manchester, offering compassionate and comprehensive care for patients considering otoplasty. With his artistic touch and surgical precision, Dr. Oudit ensures that each procedure is performed with the highest standards of safety and aesthetics in mind, helping patients achieve the look they desire with confidence and ease.

Prospective patients can rest assured that Dr. Oudit’s approach to plastic surgery is patient-centric, taking the time to understand their unique needs and expectations. His meticulous technique and attention to detail have established him as a top plastic surgeon in the UK, specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive procedures, including the treatment of prominent ears.


Hear firsthand from those who have entrusted their plastic surgery dreams to Dr. Oudit and emerged with renewed confidence and joy. 5/5 Stars Reviews on Google.

I recently had a procedure undertaken by Mr Oudit at the BMI Beaumont hospital. Mr Oudit is very personable and made me feel at ease at all appointments before surgery and throughout the treatment under local anesthetic. I would highly recommend.

Helen King Avatar Helen King
January 18, 2023

Never felt so confident in my life til now. Only one month post op and I feel amazing!! Thank you Dr Deemesh Oudit for changing my life.

Super Hoze Avatar Super Hoze
January 18, 2020

I made a decision to have my left ear pinned back because it was very prominent. I made an approach to the local BMI hospital and was given an appointment to consult with Mr Deemish. He explained the procedure to me and I left the consultation happy and confident that he would do a great job. Two weeks after the consultation I had the opertation. The operation was performed under a local anaesthetic, I did not feel anything apart from the injection. My ear was dressed and my head wrapped in a bandage, I had to keep this one for one week. I had mild pain and discomfort but was able to control that with paracetamol. When the nurse removed the bandage and dressing to reveal the result I was amazed and delighted with the result. It is now three weeks since the operation and I have no pain or discomfort. My ear looks "normal" and I am really pleased. Thank you Mr Oudit.

Cathie Riddell Avatar Cathie Riddell
January 18, 2020

Excellent surgeon highly recommended

Tina Bridges Avatar Tina Bridges
January 18, 2023

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