Dr Anne Collins Cosmetic Surgeon

Prominent ears

Designed to correct ears that have a tendency to stick out, by permanently fixing them in a position closer to the sides of the head.  

An otoplasty or pinnaplasty is a surgical procedure designed to correct ears that have a tendency to stick out, by permanently fixing them in a position closer to the sides of the head. The surgery improves the shape of the ears, creating a more natural contour and restores balance and proportion. It can be performed at any age from 6 years to adulthood.


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Generally speaking, it is best if your child has asked for something to be done about his/her ears, in that it is their decision to have surgery. It is crucial that your child has the ability to understand the importance of following the post-operative instructions, so as to minimise the risk of complications.

Initially, a bulky head dressing is used and this should to stay in place for 1 week, keeping the wounds clean and dry. Upon removal of this dressing, surgical tape will be placed over the scars and your child / you can shower as normal. Your child / you will be required to wear a headband at night for 6 weeks. It is imperative that your child / you avoid contact sports for the same period of time.

Every surgery carries risk. Swelling and bruising are common post-operatively and both tend to resolve within 2-3 weeks. Bleeding can also occur as can a haematoma (a collection of blood). Other potential complications include wound infection, abnormal scarring (hypertrophic / keloid scars), necrosis (loss of tissue), prolonged redness of the ears and recurrence.

Your return to work will be determined by the type of job that you do. Patients in a supervisory or managerial role may be able to return to work after 1-2 weeks. If your work is more physically demanding, you may require more time off.

Each procedure is individually customised, considering your specific needs and aesthetic goals. As a result, the cost can vary from patient to patient. For more information on pricing or to begin your journey with Dr Collins please contact us.

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