Ear Surgery
Prominent Ear Correction (Otoplasty) is designed to correct protruding ears. It is one of the few cosmetic surgeries performed on children.

An incision is placed in the natural crease behind the ear and the cartilage of the ear is weakened so that it bends into a new shape. The cartilage is stitched into position to hold the ear in place. Normal hearing is not affected by this procedure. Split Earlobe Repair is also an available reconstructive procedure.

Length of surgery: 1 hour
Anaesthesia: Local anaesthetic, general anaesthetic or local anaesthetic with sedation
Overnight or Daycase: Either but always in a hospital
Risks / Complications of Surgery:
Frequent: Bruising, swelling.
Infrequent: Infection, unsightly scarring, asymmetry, bleeding (haematoma), numbness, nerve injury, incomplete improvement.

5 – 10 days until socialising with close friends and family

2 weeks until return to work and normal social engagements

3-4 weeks until bruising and swelling disappeared

4 weeks until return to gym and other strenuous activities

12 weeks wearing supportive head band at night 12 weeks until final result

Duration Of Results: Permanent
Plastic Surgery W1 Ltd
Suite 1, 14 Queen Anne Street
London W1G 9LG
t 020 7079 0050  f 020 7079 0051