Otoplasty (Ear Surgery ) Gold Coast

A child or adult that has prominent ears can suffer issues with self-esteem. Large or protruding ears may concern people to wear their hair long to avoid teasing and cause such concern for adults that it may affect their relationships.

What is Otoplasty surgery

Ear pinning (or Otoplasty) is a surgical procedure that changes the size and shape of the ears often placing them closer to the head. Commonly performed between the ages of five and 14, it can also be performed on adults of any age. A highly effective procedure, Otoplasty can improve the appearance of your ears.

Ear surgery procedure

Otoplasty begins with an incision made behind the ear. The cartilage is re-shaped and then sutured or “pinned back” into place. When the position and desired shape has been achieved, the ears are dressed and left to heal. Otoplasty takes one to two hours to complete. The exact length of procedure will depend on your age, your ears and your desired outcome.

Otoplasty recovery time

After Otoplasty, you can resume most normal activities within two weeks. For the first week you need to keep your head elevated and cool. Avoid hair dryers and avoid shampoos—at least until the bandages come off. Before surgery you will be give some post-operative instructions to follow when you’re home. Following these instructions is an important part of a successful procedure.

Get Otoplasty from Gold Coast Plastic Surgery

When you have your consultation with Dr Doyle at Gold Coast Plastic Surgery he will assess your ears, and your expectations to determine the best approach to surgery. It’s important during your consultation that you are candid with Dr Doyle about what you hope to achieve from surgery. Part of successful treatment is having realistic expectations.

If you would like to know more about Otoplasty, and what it can do for you, please contact us today.