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Ear Correction

Ear correction is also commonly known as ear pinning and more properly as Otoplasty. It is designed to reduce the appearance of prominent ears that may stick out

The operation involves repositioning (and occasionally removal) of the cartilage and possibly the earlobe. Ear correction is usually carrried out via a small cut on the back of the head in or close to the groove of the ear. The ear is then bent back towards the head and stitched.

Who is it for?

The ear correction operation is most commonly performed on children aged 3 to 14 who have one or both ears sticking out, especially if there is an imbalance where one ear appears different from the other, although the ear correction procedure can also be performed on adults who may feel sellf-conscious

A consultation regarding the risks and limitations of surgery will help you to choose a procedure that will meet with your expectations.


The ear correction operation is performed under general anaethesia and generally takes up to three hours. Normally it can be carried out as a day release procedure although you may need to stay overnight depending on circumstances.

After the operation you will need to wear a medical dressing for a few days and sleep with your head bandaged for 1-2 weeks.

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