Pominent Ear Correction and EarFold

Ear correction surgery, also known as otoplasty or pinnaplasty, is a procedure to reposition or reshape the ears. The surgery is usually carried out on children and young teenagers but it can also be highly successful in adults.

Otoplasty is the same as Pinnaplasty


The shape and position of the ears can have a dramatic effect on the overall appearance of the face. For this reason,

Mr Adamthwaite carries out before and after computer-aided simulations with you ahead of surgery.

Ear asymmetry is also a common problem and surgery aims to make the ears as symmetrical as possible, although complete symmetry cannot be guaranteed.

EarFold Treatment

Mr Adamthwaite is also fully trained in the use of the new EarFold implant. EarFold is a minimally invasive procedure that corrects prominent ears without the need for surgery. The EarFold implant is a curved, thin strip of metal, which is about the width of a human hair. It is plated with 24-carat gold to reduce visibility under the skin. It can be inserted in a procedure lasting just a few minutes under local anaesthetic.

Pominent ear correction before and after pictures

Length of Surgery
15 mins to 1.5 hours

Local or General Anaesthetic

Length of Hospital Stay
Day Case

Time off work/school
1 week

Full recovery time
6 weeks

What is the recovery process?

Discomfort after ear correction surgery is mild and can be controlled with painkillers. Aspirin, ibuprofen and other non steroidals should not be used as they increase the risk of bleeding.

A dressing will remain in place for 48 hours and will help the ears heal in their new position.

You will need to sleep upright for a few nights and should not carry out any vigorous activity for the first week after surgery.

Bruising, swelling and mild numbness can be common after ear surgery but should settle within two weeks.

Will I see the results immediately?

The results of the surgery should be immediately apparent but there may be some swelling and you must keep the dressing in place for 48 hours.

You will need to wear a sports headband in bed for 6 weeks after the dressing is removed.

The procedure is very effective at improving patients' confidence and self esteem.

If you have any questions about ear correction surgery, please don't hesitate to contact us.

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