Prominent Ear Correction
Who is a good candidate for this surgery?
You are a good candidate for this surgery if you feel your ears stick out too much.
What can this surgery do for me?
The usual problem is that the fold, apparent on the front of most people’s ears, has not formed adequately.
Surgery can create this fold if it is not present or increase it if it is only mildly present.
How is the surgery done?
The operation is an operation on the cartilage of the ear, which is approached by giving you a scar in the crease behind the ear.
What type of anaesthetic do I need?
The operation is done under local anaesthesia for adults but general anaesthesia is generally required for children.
How long am I in hospital?
Local anaesthetic procedures are done as an out-patient and general anaesthetic procedures as a day-case.
How quickly will I recover from my surgery?
A dressing is required for a few days post-operatively and the ears are bruised and puffy for some two weeks post-operatively. They will be tender for a while.
What are the potential problems with this surgery?
The scar behind the ear very occasionally becomes a keloid scar and sometimes the fold created is sharper and straighter than is absolutely natural.
How much will a prominent ear correction operation cost me?
Please contact our experienced team of medical secretaries and they will be able to advise you of costs at your chosen hospital. (Spire Norwich Hospital, Nuffield Health Ipswich Hospital or BMI The Sandringham Hospital, King's Lynn).