This is a surgical procedure to ‘pin back’ prominent ears to achieve a more satisfying or aesthetically pleasing appearance.
WHO WOULD BE SUITABLE FOR PROMINENT EAR CORRECTION
Patients who are self-conscious of their prominent ears with realistic expectations. If there is a degree of asymmetry then it is unlikely to correct this completely.
YOUR SURGICAL JOURNEY
During your first consultation the reasons for, feasibility and expectations of the operation will be discussed. Standard photographs will be taken with your consent. If you are a smoker, you should stop smoking 2 – 4 weeks prior to your operation to help reduce the risk of wound healing problems.
It is a good idea to wash your hair before the procedure, as a large head bandage must be worn after the surgery and you will not be able to wash your hair for around a week.
- Operating Time: 60 – 90mins
- Anaesthetic: Local Anaesthetic
- Hospital Stay: Day case
- Time off work: 1 week
- Exercise: After 6 weeks