Otoplasty, Pinnaplasty or Bat Ear Correction
Otoplasty, also known as ‘Pinnaplasty’ or ‘Bat Ear Correction’, is quite simply a procedure used to rectify over prominent, or ‘sticking out ears’.
People of all ages decide to pursue Otoplasty because they are self-conscious about their ears. Around 2 percent of the population feel their ears stick out too much.
Otoplasty is a procedure developed to remedy this situation, by adjusting the shape of the cartilage of the ear, this allows folds to be created that cause the ear to lie closer to the side of the head.
Step 1: Making a small incision behind the ear to expose the cartilage.
Step 2: The cartilage is sculptured and bent towards the head.
Step 3: Permanent stitches are used to hold the new shape.
Another technique uses the same incision but the cartilage is folded as opposed to removed to create the new shape.