Otoplasty and protruding ear surgery

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About otoplasty and protruding ear surgery

In these toggles, we’ve provided some general information about the procedure. For specific information about how we can help you, contact us for a consultation.

Otoplasty is a surgical procedure performed to decrease the prominence of your ears and correct any deformities such as asymmetry and shape abnormalities.  

We can perform otoplasty after the age of 5 or 6 years when the ear cartilage completes its development. There is no upper age limit.

I perform classical otoplasty under local anaesthetics  (General Anaesthesia in kids), by making a hidden cut behind the ear. Through this cut, depending on the individual requirement, excess cartilage is removed and sutured back to improve the ear appearance and symmetry. 

You can look at the appearance of your ear on the operation table before final closure; this is a key benefit and ensures I can make alterations before concluding the procedure. 

You get a bandage over your ear and dressing in and over the operated part. The bandage is removed usually after four days, and you must wear a headband for the following week. We typically remove the dressing and sutures after 7-10 days.


  • Life long results
  • We can achieve significant changes to the ears appearance


  • You need to wear head bandage for two weeks
  • Your ear can be painful and tender during the first week
  • Infection
  • Bleeding and hematoma
  • Skin discolouration or partial necrosis
  • Tender points / suture extrusion
  • Minor asymmetry between the ears

EARFOLD is a new technique that relies on the insertion of a special biocompatible metal alloy that “pins” the ear back. It is a very quick procedure that I can perform within half an hour under local anaesthesia. 

One of the most significant reassurances is that you can get a very accurate idea before surgery of how the ear will look after the ear fold implant is placed. This 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 downtime involved, and you can go home within an hour of the treatment. 

There is no need for large dressings, and the new position of the ear is visible immediately.

This procedure may not be appropriate for you if you have excessive cartilage as the implant is more costly. In most cases, the price of the implant is offset by avoiding the need for major theatre and the anaesthetic service.

If you would like to know more about this treatment please get in touch for a consultation with a member of our expert team.

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“Mr. Supriya operated on my daughter Mia earlier this year carrying out a septoplasty and surgery to both turbinates. I am a nurse myself and have worked for many years in the operating theatre and cosmetic industry so I am used to dealing with surgeons. Mr Supriya is an amazing person, not only a very competent surgeon but a very kind caring man who put himself out completely to help and accommodate Mia for her surgery. For the first time in 12 years Mia can breathe properly so to say we are grateful is an understatement.”
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“The result from my surgery was fantastic – it was exactly what I wanted. I had an open septorhinoplasty, and as soon as I came out of surgery I could breathe much better than before. To my surprise, I didn’t experience any noticeable facial bruising or swelling at any point in my recovery.”
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About the expert

Mr Mrinal Supriya is a Consultant ENT, Head and Neck Surgeon with a special interest in facial cosmetic surgery. He is the clinical director for head and neck service in Northamptonshire and works as an ENT Consultant. He is the lead head and neck robotic surgeon at the University hospital of Northamptonshire (2023). Previously, he held the post of ENT, Head and Neck consultant at St.George’s University Hospital, London and at Ninewells University Hospital, Dundee.

Mr Supriya has previously worked in top hospitals around the world, including the UK, Australia and USA. He has also spent time with Dr Andrew Jacono who has been named one of the top face lift surgeons in the USA.

Mr Supriya is among the 30 surgeons (2022), who are certified by The Royal College of Surgeon to provide facial cosmetic surgery in UK.

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