Prominent Ear Correction (Bat Ear) / Pinnaplasty
Everyone’s ears are different in some way and no one’s ears look the same on each side. Despite this, some people become concerned about how they or their child’s ears look. Some ears are recognised as being more prominent and there are specific reasons as to why the ears may look this way. During an assessment for prominent ears, the various parts of the ear cartilage (pinna) will be assessed so that each of these areas can be addressed during surgery. Both adults and children wishing to improve the size and projection of their ears can benefit from this procedure.
What to expect
During your consultation we will discuss the most appropriate and minimally invasive procedure to give you the natural look you desire. Ear correction can be performed under local anaesthesia whilst awake or general anaesthetic whilst asleep and takes around 60 minutes per ear. The procedure can be performed on one ear or both depending on the problem identified and commonly involves reshaping the ear cartilage using stitches to create the curves that have not formed.