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About Scarless Otoplasty

Scarless otoplasty is a minimally invasive technique, which means you can now have surgical treatment of your protruding ear within 30 minutes and be back at work after lunch without any dressing or bandage.

This technique is suitable for adults who have protruding ears due to lack of normal cartilage fold in their ears. This procedure is not suitable for patients who also have excess cartilage in the ear bowl.

  • Carried out under local anaesthesia.
  • No scar and no skin stitches.
  • Can be done within 30 minutes.
  • No dressing, no head bandages.
  • You can see and control the degree of ear resetting
  • You can resume normal activity within an hour of walking in for the procedure.

You will need to book in a video or in person consultation for clinical assessment, suitability and to understand the procedure.

During the actual procedure, the skin of your ear is cleaned and sterilised and precise points where stitches are required to create fold in ear cartilage is marked. This is followed by local anaesthetic injection to numb the front and back of the ear. Subsequently, special stitches, usually 3-4, are placed at the designated area and hidden under the skin. Results are visible immediately and if preferred, the degree of ear repositioning can be altered before the stitches are tied in place. Once you are happy with the new ear position, antiseptic skin ointment is applied, and the procedure is complete. It is rare to require dressing or bandage at the end and you are free to resume normal activity.

  • It is important that you avoid pulling or tugging the ear to minimise the risk of stitches cutting through the ear cartilage.
  • Please keep the ear clean and apply the provided antiseptic skin ointment for a week.
  • If required, you can take over the counter painkiller e.g. Paracetamol or Ibuprofen for pain relief.
  • You can use soap/shampoo or water to clean the ear gently after 24 hours.
  • There are no restrictions on normal activity as long as care is taken to avoid pulling or tugging on the ears.

Like any other surgical procedure, bleeding and or infection is a rare risk. The stitches used to fold the ear cartilage can cause irritation, pain, and in rare instances, extrude through the skin. If that were to occur, it is a simple process to remove and replace them with new stitches.

This procedure is not suitable for patients who have a normal ear cartilage fold, and the excessive ear protrusion is due to extra cartilage in the concha bowl. For these patients, a classical otoplasty is more suitable and you can read about this by clicking here.

As we offer classical otoplasty under local anaesthetic using a minimally invasive technique, almost all patients are able to resume normal activity the day after the procedure without the need to wear a head bandage.

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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“I was there for my medical examination. From setting up appointments, registration, consultation and check up process, all staff and Mrinal himself were exceptional. I would highly recommend the clinic and I am very happy with the results of my treatment.”

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“I have received only what I can describe as world class treatment from Mr Supriya. His care & professionalism has been a comfort for me from day one.”

A. C., Rhinoplasty

“Dr Supriya was very friendly, professional, and put me at ease straight away. He spent time talking to me about specifically what I wanted and gave me his honest advice. Consultations were always very positive, and I didn’t feel nervous for my surgery.”

K. T., Facelift
“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.”
G. E., Septorhinoplasty

“The results were so natural-looking that no one at work could tell I had anything done! I am delighted with my experience overall, and would certainly recommend Dr Supriya to anyone interested in cosmetic surgery, particularly rhinoplasty.”

G. v.H., Rhinoplasty

“My experience has been amazing from the first consultation till the surgery and even after the surgery. The support and care given by Steve (Patient Coordinator) and my surgeon Dr Mrinal Supriya has been amazing and comforting. I am very pleased with the results so far and I couldn’t be happier.”

C. T., Septorhinoplasty

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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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