For those with one or both ears protruding from the side of their head at a greater angle than most, this can be a source of embarrassment, and even the catalyst for teasing.
You or your child does not have to simply live with this; Dr Lisa Friederich performs otoplasty to correct misshapen, overly large, or uneven ears, so you can live a life free from taunts and embarrassment.
Your otoplasty procedure
Ear surgery is able to address a range of complaints including:
- Protruding ear or ears
- Overly large ears
- Misshapen ears
Whether you are considering this procedure for yourself, or for your child from about the age of four or five, this surgery can provide results which are truly transformative for the recipient.
At your consultation, Dr Lisa Friederich will conduct an extensive examination of either yourself or your child, and advise you of the best course of action, and the expected outcome of the procedure. Otoplasty may be performed on just one ear, or on both ears.
Also commonly referred to as ear pinning surgery, Otoplasty is always carried out under anaesthesia to ensure the comfort of the patient. For children, Dr Lisa finds general anaesthesia to be particularly beneficial to ensure the procedure runs smoothly.
The incisions for ear surgery are placed behind the ear, meaning any scarring which remains following your procedure is hidden from view, and most people will have no obvious outward indicator that you have undergone otoplasty.
While it is sometimes necessary to complete a further procedure to finalise the results of an otoplasty procedure, the outcome of this surgery is permanent; the ear will not return to its original position.
While it will depend on whether one or both ears are to be addressed, otoplasty generally takes between one and two hours. Dr Lisa Friederich will be able to provide you with a more detailed estimate at your consultation.
Bruising is common following otoplasty, however this should resolve relatively quickly. Following otoplasty, you will be dressed with a bandage which should remain in place for several days, before this is replaced with lighter headband. It is important that you closely follow all post-surgical advice carefully to ensure the success of your ear surgery.
No. Each ear surgery is unique, and Dr Lisa Friederich will consult with you extensively prior to the procedure to ensure the best possible outcome.
If you have any questions about ear surgery, or if you would like to request a consultation with Dr Lisa Friederich, please do not hesitate to contact us today.