Ear surgery
Skin is removed and stitches are used to fold the cartilage back on itself to reshape the ear without removing cartilage. In most cases, ear surgery will leave a faint scar in the back of the ear that will fade with time. Even when only one ear appears to protrude, surgery is usually performed on both ears for a better balance. For children or adults, the surgery will be performed in local anaesthesia, combined with a sedative, so you or your child will be awake but relaxed. 2-3 hours after the operation you can leave the clinic. Most patients are thrilled with the results of ear surgery. But keep in mind, the goal is improvement, not perfection. Don't expect both ears to match perfectly-perfect symmetry is both unlikely and unnatural in ears. If you've discussed the procedure and your expectations with the surgeon before the operation, chances are, you'll be quite pleased with the result.

After your surgery
The Surgeon will apply a turban-like bandage and this should not be removed for 7 days. Once the anaesthetic wears off, you will experience some discomfort and painkillers will be available to you. Your Surgeon will advise you about when you can return to work – however, most people will return once the bandage is removed. There may be some residual bruising at this stage, but the scars will now be well hidden behind the ears. Once the bandages and any sutures are removed, we recommend regular hair washes/showers to clean behind the ear – avoiding rubbing, as the ear will remain tender for a while.