Ear Surgery

If protruding or disfigured ears bother you or your child, you may consider plastic surgery. Ear surgery — also known as otoplasty — can improve the shape, position or proportion of the ear. It can correct a defect in the ear structure that is present at birth that becomes apparent with development or it can treat misshapen ears caused by injury. Ear surgery creates a natural shape, while bringing balance and proportion to the ears and face. Correction of even minor deformities can have profound benefits to appearance and self-esteem.

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Specifically ear surgery can treat:

  • Overly large ears — a rare condition called macrotia
  • Protruding ears occurring on one or both sides in varying degrees — not associated with hearing loss
  • Adult dissatisfaction with previous ear surgery


No, this can be done as a day surgery. You can have the surgery and go home.
This procedure is usually done under a general anaesthesia, however it can be done under local anaesthesia as well.
You will have a dressing around your ears for 5 days. You may have difficulty in hearing due to the bulky bandage.
There is a tiny risk of relapse, which can be corrected, if required by a further op.
Yes, there is always a minor possibility of over correction. That can sometimes be reduced by massage and splintage, however under correction is more likely than over.
There is a small risk of hematoma, delayed healing of the wound, wound infection and skin necrosis. We know how to treat these and can guide you through this.