Bat Ear Correction (Otoplasty)
What is Bat Ear Correction (Ear Pinning) Surgery (Otoplasty)?
Bat Ear correction (Ear Pinning) surgery, or otoplasty, is usually performed to correct prominent or protruding ears closer to a more normal position which improves the overall balance of facial appearance and makes the ears appear smaller. The ears looks natural without obvious signs of surgery and the short scars are hidden behind the ear.
If you are considering surgery to correct your ear position, you may remember being teased about them as a child. You may be self-conscious and style your hair in such a way that your ears are always covered.
Otoplasty surgery takes around two to three hours, depending on the complexity and is performed under local anaesthetic with or without sedation.
How is it done?
Generally speaking, otoplasty involves several steps including:
- Incisions are made behind the ear (where they are easily hidden in the natural crease) to expose the underlying cartilage.
- Then the excess cartilage is removed, allowing the remaining cartilage to bend into a more natural shape. Non-dissolving stitches hold the ear cartilage in its new position.
- Incisions (cuts) are closed with stitches.
What happens after the Surgery?
How much does it cost?