Otoplasty also known as ear pinning is the cosmetic procedure to change she shape, size or position of the ears. You may choose to have this procedure if your bothered by your ears sticking out and it effects your self confidence or if your ears have become misshapen due to an injury.
The procedure is done using a local anaesthetic and is done by making a small cut behind the ear to expose the ear cartilage. Stitches are put in the back of the ear to reshape or position closed to the head. The procedure usually takes up to 2 hours
Dressings are worn for up to 10 days. The dressing should not be got wet for the first week after surgery. Ears will initially look bruised and swollen. It is advised to protect the ears during sleep with a head band while healing. Vigorous exercise should be avoided for up to 4 weeks post-surgery.
For more information and to book a consultation with Consultant Plastic Surgeon Mr Philip Lim call the clinic on 01904 848312
- Ear Pinning From £2450