Otoplasty is the correction of prominent ears.

The cause of the protuberant ears is identified at your consultation (i.e. failure of concho-scaphal fold to develop, or large concha etc) and the correction thereof discussed.   There are various techniques tailored to the individual.

The operative procedures are day case procedures performed in approximately one and a half to two hours depending on the complexity of the problem.

A rather large head bandage is usually necessary and needs to be worn for at least a week post surgery.   Thereafter it is removed, but a head band or beanie needs to be worn only at night (when sleeping) for a further three weeks.

The procedure is not usually very painful – the wearing of the head dressing is often the cause of most of the discomfort.

Children with protuberant ears are only corrected at the age of six years and over.