Ear Reshaping (Otoplasty) Before and After Photos
Ear Reshaping is very commonly done today to correct the problem of protruding ears. Children who are born with this problem often endure harmful teasing from their peers − and even adults. Otoplasty (ear pinning) surgery safely and effectively eliminates this distressing situation and can be done on a child as young as seven years old. However there is no upper age limit. Reshaping the ears brings them into balance with the rest of the head and face − and when a person is happy with their appearance − their self-confidence and self-esteem levels usually improve also.
Will ear pinning change the way I look? No. Ear reshaping will not change who you are − your natural appearance. It will create symmetry − or a more balanced − pleasing appearance.
Is there much pain with ear Otoplasty surgery? No. There will be some discomfort which is easily managed with oral pain medication. This discomfort goes away quickly in a few days.
How long will the swelling and bruising last? The swelling and bruising diminished a little every day and you will notice much less within a week or two. The swelling will take a little longer to subside completely. Our patients are presentable to return to normal activity or work within 7-10 days. Many children do this procedure during their summer or winter school break.
How will I manage to sleep after my ear reshaping surgery? You will need to sleep on 2-3 pillows for 2-3 weeks after your surgery. You will be comfortable and sleep well if you take your pain medication as prescribed.
When will I see the final results of my ear reshaping surgery? You will notice results right away − but the final results will become visible over a few months time.
Are you looking for help to reshape your ear(s) without surgery? (This is usually for non-protruding ears) If so, perhaps an injectable gel is for you. For more information see our injectables page.