Prominent ear correction

A pinnaplasty or otoplasty is surgery on the ear. It is sometimes called a prominent ear correction or bat ear correction, terms we do not like to use in the medical context. The aim is to achieve ear reshaping aesthetic reasons and the psychological benefit of the patient. The procedure can be done from the age of 8 years old onwards. 

Benefits of pinnaplasty

Prominent ears corrections are done for aesthetic and psychological reasons, often a combination of both. Prominence of the ears has no negative impact on hearing. It is often that following the procedure, patients get the confidence in wearing their hair up or change their hair style to reflect their new confidence.   

The procedure

A pinnaplasty is performed under local or general anaesthetic depending on patient choice. It is routinely done as a day case. We use the more reliable suture technique which he has adapted over the years to produce tailored and durable results. The scars are hidden behind the ear. The sutures dissolve and the dressing is simply a Steri-Strip on the wound, that is all.  

"The Best Experience Ever"

“Prominent ear correction is an extremely popular procedure in children and adults. The effect on self confidence is immediate."
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Dr Ali Soueid
Consultant Plastic Surgeon

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