There are many different techniques used in Otoplasty surgery, with the two most common being a Posterior Sutural Correction or an Anterior Scoring Technique. The method used to perform each surgery will depend on the specifics of the problem. Ear Correction surgery may be undertaken either under general or local anaesthesia and is generally performed as a day case procedure.

Ear reshaping, also known as Otoplasty, is a simple procedure that is normally performed on children, but can also be highly beneficial for adults. Otoplasty is used to correct ears that stick out too far from the head, but can also be used to treat ears that have failed to develop correctly. Candidates for Ear Correction Surgery may include patients who:

  • Have ears that stick out
  • A very large conchal bowl (inside the ear)
  • Are unhappy with the general shape of their ears
  • Have ears with a cauliflower appearance (usually through contact sport)