Ear surgery can improve the shape and positioning of your ears. It also can reduce the size of your ears if they are large in proportion to your other features. If your ears protrude more than normal, surgery can reposition them closer to your head. Ear surgery often is recommended for children as they near total ear development at age five or six. Correction of the ears prior to the child entering school helps eliminate potential psychological trauma from the teasing of classmates. Adults may also have their ears reshaped.
- Anaesthesia: General / Local
- Duration of Surgery: 1 hour
- Where: Operation theatre
- Hospital Stay: Daycare surgery
- Stitches: Behind the ears, removed in 10 days
- Recovery: A band over the ears, is worn for 2 weeks to ensure good healing
- How is it Done: The supporting tissue of the ears, called cartilage, is reshaped in order to position your ears closer to your head. This usually is accomplished through incisions placed behind the ears. Subsequent scars will be concealed in the natural skin crease.