Ear Reshaping

Ear Reshaping

Ears can be reshaped surgically to enhance your overall cosmetic appearance.

The procedure is routinely undertaken for the following purposes:

  • Bat ear (ears which stick out) correction
  • To reduce the size of the ears
  • Correction of oddly shaped ears
  • Creases or wrinkle corrections in front of the ear

Treatment Protocol

1st Consultation: Options Consultation

This is an informal consultation between you and Dr Silva to understand your objectives and discuss the options available to you along with the potential outcomes. It may be possible to provide a quote at this time.

2nd Consultation: Surgical Consultation (£100)

You will meet the surgeon. The procedure will be discussed further and a treatment option chosen. The surgeon will discuss what you can expect before, during and after the operation and will also discuss what you must do pre- and post-operatively. You will be quoted a price for the procedure and the procedure date will be booked.

3rd Consultation: Medical Examination (50% Deposit Payable)

Once you are happy to go ahead with the procedure you will attend for a full medical history and examination. All pre-operative forms will be completed and you will receive a pre and post procedure information leaflet. You will also be reviewed by an anaesthetist at this appointment.

4th Consultation: Final Pre-operative Consultation (Remaining Balance is Payable)

This is the final pre-operative consultation on the day of the procedure. Written consent will be obtained and countersigned by the operating surgeon and your pre-operative photographs will be taken on this day.

Who can have this procedure?
Anybody can have this procedure. The younger you are, the more flexible your ear cartilage is, making it easier to achieve the desired shape.

How long is the surgical procedure performed?
It can take between one to three hours, depending on the complexity of the procedure.

An incision is made on the scalp, just behind the ear. Depending on the type of procedure being undertaken, our Surgeon will work to pin the ears back or mould the cartilage to the right shape.

Dissolvable stitches are used for skin closure.

How long will I take to recover?
Down time is minimal and it is generally 24 to 48 hours before patients can go back to school or work.

Contact sports should be avoided for 2 months.

What are the risks and complications?

  • Mild bruising, swelling and tenderness following the surgery are common.
  • Occasionally skin numbness around the scar can occur.
  • Rarely some bleeding and infection may occur.
  • Very rarely anaesthetic reactions do occur.
  • Very unusually, ears are slightly lopsided after surgery and need another operation to set it right.
  • Although results are permanent, ears always show some amount of forward movement, due to the elastic nature of the ear cartilage.

How will the scar look afterwards?

A thin white scar which is almost invisible will be hidden in the ear crease. Very occasionally lumpy scar/keloid tissue due to excess scar tissue develops.

What ‘After’ care will I need to follow?

You will be given a  ‘post surgery’ advice leaflet with detailed information.

  • Over the counter painkillers may be needed.
  • Bandages will be removed after 5-10 days.
  • Avoid contact sports for 2 months.
  • Contact us if you have any concerns.

Pricing

Cosmetic ear surgery, especially for adults, is unlikely to be offered free on the NHS. Please see your General Practitioner to confirm this before you make a decision to see us. Prices range from £1000 to £2500 and will depend upon the type of surgery required and the complexity of the procedure.

Call us on 01895 630604 Book an Appointment

£20 booking fee applies to all first time appointments and is redeemable against any treatment.