The ears play a big role in our lives; not only do they grant us the ability to hear but they can also play a major part in how our face looks as a whole. There are many reasons why a person may feel self-conscious of their ears, and it’s not uncommon for patients to have suffered name calling as a child because of the size or shape of their ears. If you feel it’s time to tackle your prominent ears then there is something you can do to improve them long term – pinnaplasty.
Our ears have a huge impact on the shape of our face and a lot of people become insecure about them – especially if they are ‘sticking-out’ – and so they turn to pinnaplasty. The eventual objective is to produce a balanced and symmetrical or even looking result, leaving no noticeable sign of surgery.
Whether you have suffered with bullying throughout school, were born without an earlobe, have suffered a traumatic injury resulting in deformation of ears or just have a negative complexion of them. Pinnaplasty surgery may also involve refining the size, the shape and the position of the ear, or sometimes a combination of all three together.
Usually, an incision is made behind the ear and the cartilage is pinned down with stitches to let it to bend back towards the head. The procedure usually takes around three hours with immediate results and little downtime. Scars are very small and are hidden in the creases of the ear so that they aren’t noticeable to the casual observer. The eventual objective is to produce a balanced and symmetrical or even looking result, leaving no noticeable sign of surgery.
You will need to have a full consultation with Mr. Ahmed who will tailor your treatment to ensure the results are natural and harmonious with the rest of your face. There is no age limit on this procedure, as children tend to have the surgery to prevent playground bullying which can destroy their self-esteem at such a young age.
You will need to wear bandages around your head for a week after the pinnaplasty surgery, until any removable stitches are taken out. The results should be noticeable straight away, although there will be some bruising and swelling. Mr. Ahmed will offer you advice on tackling daily activities that affect your ears such as washing/drying your hair.
There may be a tiny scar from this pinnaplasty procedure but they tend to be hidden within the creases of the ear so aren’t noticeable to a usual onlooker. The average price of this procedure is usually around £1,000 to £3,000, but a consultation with Mr. Ahmed will provide you with more information, as every treatment is specifically tailored to the individual patient.
Like all cosmetic treatments, it’s important that patients are aware of the risks and possible side-effects involved with the treatment; pinnaplasty surgery is no different. The risks involved with pinnaplasty include infection, scarring, loss of skin sensation and in some really rare cases blood clots. These risks are extremely rare to encounter but should still be carefully considered by all patients before making the decision to undergo treatment.
Mr. Aftab Ahmed is a highly skilled facial plastic surgeon who specialises in both non-surgical and more invasive forms of facial rejuvenation. From Facelifts and Neck lifts, to Dermal Fillers and Rhinoplasty, Mr. Aftab Ahmed is a patient-focused face expert. His reputation is based on his excellent relationship with his patients and the effort he makes to ensure the right surgery is tailored to your exact needs.
Book a consultation and let Mr Ahmed guide you to making the best informed choice for you pinnaplasty surgery.