PROMINENT EAR CORRECTION

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INTRODUCTION

Prominent ears often lack a normal fold, and sometimes one ear is more prominent than the other. People with prominent ears are sometimes teased, particularly during their school years, and this can affect self confidence.

Pinnaplasty is an operation which adjusts the shape of the cartilage within the ear to create the missing folds and to allow the ear to lie closer to the side of the head.

PROMINENT EAR CORRECTION PROCEDURE

Operation time

1 hr

Anaesthesia

local or general

Nights in hospital

day case

Risks - common

bruising, swelling, temporary numbness, temporary skin irregularity

Risks - uncommon

infection, excessive scarring, asymmetry, bleeding, permanent numbness, recurrence

Pain and discomfort

3 - 7 days

Follow-up after surgery

1 week, 3 months

Time off work

1 - 2 weeks

Sports

2 weeks - walking
4 weeks - jogging
6 weeks - everything

Result

12 weeks until final result
scars continue to improve over 18 months

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FEES

Prominent Ear Correction (Pinnaplasty)

From £4,335

OTOPLASTY INFORMED CONSENT FORM

PROMINENT EAR CORRECTION

POST-OPERATIVE INSTRUCTIONS

Instructions on discharge

  • The pressure garment needs to be worn day and night until the dressing clinic at about 1 week.
  • All dressings to be kept dry until further instructed.
  • TED stockings to be worn for 2 weeks.
  • Discharge with standard painkillers.

Dressing clinic

  • Wounds will be checked at the dressing clinic usually around a week after surgery.
  • All sutures are dissolvable unless otherwiseinformed.

Activities

  • No restrictions but avoid strenuous activities for the first 2 weeks.
  • Sleep with head slightly elevated on a few pillows for the first week and avoid bending head down.

Wound care

  • Moisturise scar for 3 months.

Special Instructions

  • Head band to be worn around the ears at night for 1 month.

IF YOU EXPERIENCE ANY PROBLEMS OR HAVE ANY QUERIES FOLLOWING YOUR SURGERY PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT THE WARD.

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