Appearance: This surgery consists of correcting the ears’ asymmetry which can be due to excess skin or insufficient cartilage, or when certain natural folds and creases, are missing.
Surgery: The surgeon makes a small incision in the back of the ear to expose the ear cartilage and correct and or remove the deformity.
Length of the operation: 1 hour
Anaesthesia: General or local anaesthetic with sedation at time of operation.
Post-Operative: The patient's head is wrapped in a tight bandage immediately following surgery and stays on for 10 days, day and night. For a further 15 days the bandage is only on at night. There is some pain during the following 3 to 5 days, but this can be relieved by medication.
WARNING! Children should not have this operation before they are 7 or 8 years old as the skull is not yet fully grown.