Prominent Ear Correction (Pinnaplasty/Otoplasty)
Prominent ears can be a cause of social embarrassment and anxiety. One or both ears may be affected. The ears can be set back by recreating the missing fold in the ear cartilage using specially placed stitches, or by cutting and moulding the cartilage. This surgery can take place under local anaesthesia, often with sedation, or under general anaesthetic. The scar is hidden behind the ear. You can usually go home the same as surgery and will be asked to wear a headband continuously for the first week, to protect your ears whilst they heal. After this, the headband should be worn at night for up to 6 weeks.