The process of Pinnaplasty in London
When the ears are too large, this is called macrotia; this and other concerns such as protruding ears can be corrected relatively simply with cosmetic ear surgery. An Otoplasty in London aims to remodel the ear cartilage to create any missing folds and reposition the ear closer to the head.
Our highly experienced surgeons undergo Otoplasty in the UK to correct and reconstruct prominent ears and there are three main types of cosmetic ear surgery which can be used depending on the goals of the individual patient:
Ear augmentation – this procedure is required if the pinna is underdeveloped or missing.
Otopexy – this is commonly known as ear ‘pinning’ and the surgery helps to flatten protruding ears.
Ear reduction– this surgery aims to reduce the pinna when it is too large.
Recovering from cosmetic ear surgery
It is normal to notice mild bruising for up to 2 weeks following your Pinnaplasty in London, and patients may also experience soreness and stiffness, particularly at night, which can last for up to a few months. Numbness to the ears and face may continue for several weeks after an Otoplasty in the UK procedure which is completely normal and will improve over time.
Following your cosmetic ear surgery, bandages will be placed over the ears which will be required for several days. During this time, patients will need to refrain from washing their hair while these bandages are in place. Once the bandages have been removed, patients usually continue to wear a supportive headband over their ears at night to aid the healing process of the Otoplasty in London.
Patients can usually return to work within a week of surgery and regular activities and exercise can resume within 2 weeks following the Otoplasty in the UK. However, activities that could cause injury to the ears should be avoided during the recovery period, including swimming which should be avoided for up to 8 weeks after surgery.
If you’d like any further information about Otoplasty in the UK or any of our other cosmetic procedures such as laser hair removal, rhinoplasty or Drip and Chill, please do not hesitate to get in touch.