Pinnaplasty, often referred to as otoplasty, is a surgical procedure designed to address the appearance of protruding or prominent ears. This cosmetic surgery is commonly sought by individuals, including children and adults, who may feel self-conscious about the shape, size, or positioning of their ears.
During the pinnaplasty procedure, a plastic surgeon typically makes incisions behind the ear or within the natural creases of the ear to access the cartilage. Depending on the specific concerns, the surgeon may reshape, reposition, or pin back the ears to achieve a more balanced and aesthetically pleasing appearance. In some cases, excess skin may also be removed.
Pinnaplasty is known for its ability to provide immediate and long-lasting results, and it can significantly boost an individual's self-confidence. While it primarily addresses cosmetic concerns, it does not impact the ear's function or hearing ability. Recovery time is relatively short, with most individuals able to return to their normal activities within a few weeks. It is essential to consult with a qualified plastic surgeon to discuss individual goals and determine if pinnaplasty is the right choice for achieving the desired ear appearance.
- On arrival, you will be greeted by our receptionist and asked to complete a Medical History form
- You will then be welcomed by Dr Lanka and taken into a private room to discuss your enquiries, assess you and determine the best options suited to you
- You will be offered a cooling-off period to make your decision
- You will be given a consent form to complete and sign, then Dr Lanka will carry out the procedure on a mutually agreed date if you wish to go ahead with the procedure
- You will be sent an aftercare form which you should follow strictly for the best results
- We will book you in for a two week review, to check up on you and how you are healing and discuss any further treatment
Disclaimer: Please be aware that results and benefits may vary from patient to patient taking into consideration factors such as age, lifestyle and medical history.