Otoplasty, Pinnaplasty or Bat Ear Correction
Ear Surgery, also known as Otoplasty, ‘Pinnaplasty’ or ‘Bat Ear Correction’ is surgery used to pin back ears that stick out so that they lie closer to the head. Ear shape and size can also be altered to make them more proportionate to the rest of your face.
A person may want ear surgery for various reasons. These include:
These reasons can cause self-consciousness, lack of self-confidence and expected teasing. As a result, people may look to reduce these issues through ear surgery.
You will be put under general or local anaesthetic with possible sedation to ensure you don’t experience any pain during your surgery.
Otoplasty: A small incision is made behind the ears to reach the cartilage, which is then sculptured and bent towards the head. Permanent stitches are used to maintain the ears’ new position. Sometimes, the cartilage is folded to help create the new shape and position. No visible scarring should occur.