many people are born with ears they like, others would
like to make changes to their ears. For those who were
teased, and made fun of as children, a surgical procedure,
ear surgery, or otoplasty, provides an opportunity to
improve upon the appearance of one's ears.
This surgical procedure pins ears closer to the head,
reduces the size of large ears, and reshapes them. This
can result in the ears appearing more normal, smaller,
or not stick out as much.
is the name for the number of surgeries that make up
ear plastic surgery, and can resolve many self-esteem
and image issues. Pinning back protruding ears and reducing
and reshaping the ear through surgery are the top otoplasty
candidates for this surgery are actually younger patients.
After the ear has grown, usually between four to six
years of age, children can have otoplasty. This is done
at a young age so that the child can avoid being teased
during their school years.
Adults can also undergo ear surgery, without taking
on any additional risks. They usually have this done
to enhance their appearance, and to improve self-esteem.
can I expect from Otoplasty or cosmetic ear surgery?
reduces the projection of prominent ears. The angle
between the head and the ear is about 35°. Many
people consider a greater angle to be unaesthetic.
reduces the size of big ears.
corrects irregularities in the outline of the ear,
such as the outline of 'pointy ears' or of 'lop
may also help correct earlobe problems such as lacerations
due to heavy earrings, enlargement of the earlobe
due to aging and scars from previous face lifts.
What should I not expect from Otoplasty
or cosmetic ear surgery?
though the ear surgery will make your face look more
beautiful and harmonious, and it will probably also
improve your self-esteem, it will not be enough to make
you look perfect. One must be have realistic expectations.
Ear correction surgery at a glance
Procedure :Set prominent ears back closer to the
head, or reduce the size of large ears.
often done on children between the ages of 4 and
14 years. (Occasionally covered by insurance.)
:2 to 3 hours.
:Young children: usually general. Older children
or adults: general or local, with sedation.
/ Out Patient :Usually inpatient.
:Back to work or school: 5 to 7 days. Strenuous
activity, contact sports: 1 to 2 months.
I a good candidate for ear correction surgery or otoplasty?
you want to improve certain ear shape or size which
include the following, you are a good candidate for
ear (when the top seems to fold down and forward)
ear (a condition where the ear is very small)
ear (when the curve in the outer rim, as well as the
natural folds and creases, are missing)
or stretched earlobes.
with large creases and wrinkles.
A child must wait until the ears are almost fully grown,
usually between ages four and six, before undergoing
ear surgery. Having ear surgery at a younger age carries
psychological and physical advantages. The cartilage
is extremely flexible, thereby permitting greater ease
of shaping; and secondly, the child will experience
psychological benefits from the cosmetic improvement.
patients do not take on any additional risks by having
ear surgery at an older age. However, they should understand
that the firmer cartilage of fully developed ears does
not provide the same molding capacity as in children.
How is Otoplasty or cosmetic ear surgery
cosmetic surgery can take from one to three hours to
perform, and is done using local anesthesia with oral
sedation. However; children undergoing this procedure
usually receive general anesthesia. One of the more
common techniques is when the doctor makes a small incision
in the back of the ear to expose the cartilage. Then
the doctor sculpts the cartilage and bends it back toward
the head. Stitches may be used to help maintain the
new shape as well as close the incision. Occasionally,
a larger piece of cartilage may be removed, which will
provide a more natural-looking fold when surgery is
technique involves a similar incision in the back of
the ear. However with this technique, skin is removed
and stitches are used to fold the cartilage back on
itself. This is done to reshape the ear without removing
most cases, ear surgery will leave a faint scar in the
back of the ear, which fades over time. Even when only
one ear is protruding, surgery is usually performed
on both ears for a better balance.
long is the recovery period after ear correction surgery?
it’s a day care procedure usually done under local anesthesia,
you can go home within a few hours after surgery or
an overnight stay if done under general anesthesia.
Your head might be wrapped in a bulky bandage immediately
following surgery. This will help provide the best molding
and healing. Throbbing and aching in the ears is to
be expected, which can be relieved with medication.
The stitches are removed about a week after surgery.
It is recommended to avoid any activity where the ear
might be bumped. Usually adults can go back to work
within five days after surgery, while children can return
to school within seven days.
is the outcome of the ear correction surgery or otoplasty?
results of otoplasty are permanent. Those who used to
feel insecure or embarrassed because of their ears tend
to feel very satisfied with the changes obtained with
Can I combine ear correction surgery with other
We don’t offer specific packages to combine with ear
correction surgery. However you may like to compliment
their new, better proportioned face with other corrective
surgery, such as cheek implants, chin implants to give
further definition to the face, or a facelift to achieve
a fresher-looking face with tauter skin.
If you would like to improve your skin’s texture and
appearance then you may like to explore non-surgical
anti-ageing procedures such as dermabrasion and chemical
peel or if have scars or blemishes on your face, you
can opt for scar removal procedures.
course you may feel that you would like to improve another
part of your body, aside from the face. Explore our
procedures and get in touch to explore a new you by
using our online form.
do I begin to have Ear Correction Surgery?
fill and mail us enquiry form.
also mail us your pictures of your face taken from
the front. We would also require the close up photograph
of your upper face.
can choose to combine the procedure with a spa treatment
or Ayurveda rejuvenation package or side trip in India
before the surgery.
case manager will get back to you with the details
and our expert surgeon’s opinion.
case manager would make a detailed itinerary for you,
with the quote.