What is ear corrective surgery?
Ear corrective surgery, also known as an otoplasty or pinnaplasty, is a procedure which is undergone for cosmetic purposes. The aim of the treatment is to pin back ears or corrects ears which protrude or may appear to be of abnormal size. Ear corrective surgery has traditionally been undertaken in children between the ages of seven to 14, but due to changes in the health care environment is becoming a procedure more and more chosen by adults.
Why choose Robert Warr?
Ear correction surgery expert Robert Warr is a leading consultant and surgeon. You can have confidence in the 96 per cent of Robert Warr customers who say that they would be happy to recommend the service to a family member or friend.
The Robert Warr Clinic affords its clients access to the best operating facilities, situated in the leading hospitals. Robert Warr patients can benefit from the latest advanced treatments and equipment.
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Ear corrective surgery FAQs
A consultation with your surgeon is crucial in the decision-making process when considering ear corrective surgery, giving you the opportunity to state your goals in relation to the procedure, and also allow the surgeon to review your medical history. The surgeon is then able to weigh up your expectations and outline a number of options in relation to ear corrective surgery.
The ear can be reshaped in several ways. In some cases, the surgeon cuts out the cartilage, and in others, the cartilage is folded and stitched. Ear corrective surgery typically begins with the surgeon gaining access to the ear by making a small cut at the back of the ear. At the end of the procedure, stitches are normally used to close the opening.
With Robert Warr, ear corrective surgery is completely bespoke and includes a full consultancy. Patients will discuss their chosen form of anaesthesia before the operation with an anaesthetist.
Side effects include bruising and a small scar. Potential complications rare but serious. These include inflammation and infection, a haematoma (bleeding), stiffness, and ears which do not appear asymmetrical.
Ear corrective surgery can be performed as a day case procedure but often patients will chose to stay in hospital for one night. The patient’s head will typically be bandaged at the time of surgery. This stays in place for up to a week at which point they will be seen in clinic and the bandage removed. Patients normally stay at home for one week following the surgery, after which time they can return to work. Stitches are usually dissolving and will therefore not need to be removed.