Otoplasty and Protruding Ear

SUPRIYA

Facial Cosmetic, ENT & Thyroid Surgeon

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Mr. Mrinal Supriya FRCS(OTOL-HNS)

01604556244
info@britishfaceclinic.com

British Face clinic

SUPRIYA

Facial Cosmetic, ENT & Thyroid Surgeon

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Mr. Mrinal Supriya FRCS(OTOL-HNS)

01604556244
info@britishfaceclinic.com

British face clinic

SUPRIYA

Facial Cosmetic, ENT & Thyroid Surgeon

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Mr. Mrinal Supriya FRCS(OTOL-HNS)

01604556244
info@britishfaceclinic.com

British Face Clinic

SUPRIYA

Facial Cosmetic, ENT & Thyroid Surgeon

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Mr. Mrinal Supriya FRCS(OTOL-HNS)

01604556244
info@britishfaceclinic.com

British Face Clinic

SUPRIYA

Facial Cosmetic, ENT & Thyroid Surgeon

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Mr. Mrinal Supriya FRCS(OTOL-HNS)

01604556244
info@britishfaceclinic.com

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Otoplasty and Protruding Ear
London | Northampton | Milton Keynes

  • Otoplasty is a surgical procedure performed todecrease the size of ears and alleviate the deformity in the ears. This can also be done to create symmetry between your ears or to re-shape the deformity in children’s ears to stop teasing that they are exposed to.

  • Otoplasty can be done after the age of 5 or 6 years when the ear cartilage completes their development. There is no upper age limit.

  • The classical Otoplasty is usually done under General Anaesthesia by making hidden cut behind the ear. Through this cut, depending on the individual requirement, excess cartilage is removed and / or sutured back to improve the ear appearance and symmetry. You wake up with bandage over your earand dressing in and over the operated part. The bandage is removed the following day and you must wear a headband for the following week. The dressing and sutures are usually removed after 7-10 days.

  • EARFOLD is a new technique that relies on insertion of a special biocompatible metal alloy that “pins” the ear back. It is much quicker and can be done within half an hour under Local Anaesthesia. One of the biggest reassurance is that you can get a very precise idea before the actual surgery how the ear will look after the earfold implant is placed. It obviously makes it much easier for you to decide if you are satisfied with the final appearance and if you would like to go ahead with this technique. There is minimal down time and you are up and about within an hour of the procedure, ready to go home. There is no need for big dressings and the new position of the ear is obvious immediately! The downside – it may not be appropriate for you if you have excessive cartilage and the implant is costly. In most case, the price of the implant is offset by avoiding the need for major theatre and anaesthetic service so that the overall cost to you is similar.