Cosmetic Surgery for the Ears
Plastic Cosmetic Surgery for the Ears: ear correction, (Otoplasty): Ear correction surgery is one of the most popular aesthetic operations. Read carefully our web pages with information about the surgery, photos and prices. They will give you an overview of the possible treatments and results. At the initial consultation you can discuss your expectations with the surgeon, this will help to achieve the desired results.
Prominent ears - Bat ears
Prominent or Bat ears are very common - and therefore not abnormal - but can result in bullying from an early age. Young children especially experience this problem.
Fortunately prominent ears can easily be corrected by plastic surgery.
Bat ears or prominent ears are usually congenital. It is a deformity of the cartilage skeleton of the outer ear. Bat ears are not an indication of functional problems: hearing is not affected. It is more of an undesirable aesthetic imperfection.
Bat ears usually have one or more of the following characteristics:
- The central crease in the outer ear (the antihelix) is insufficiently developed. This results in the ears sticking out.
- The edge of the ear can be too short or too small, which means that the ear has little shape and seems to stick out from the head.
- The outer ear is overdeveloped. This results in fully prominent ears.
The solution is plastic surgical ear correction, a tailor-made procedure.
Reshaping prominent (bat) ears: with ear correction surgery for prominent ears (otoplasty) the surgeon corrects the shape of the cartilage skeleton via an incision in the back of the outer ear. The cartilage is remodelled. Sometimes the surgeon removes a small piece of cartilage to correct the angle between the ear / head.
The incision behind the ear is then carefully stitched. A special bandage is applied to the ear following the operation to hold it in the correct position.
An ear correction (otoplasty) can be performed with a local anaesthetic and lasts around an hour.
If you are not happy with the size and / or shape of your ears, an ear correction can offer a solution. Most cosmetic operations of the ears are performed to correct prominent ears (also called bat ears). The shape of the outer part of the ear - called the pinna or auricle, can be modified or reduced. Earlobes can be enhanced: if they are too large they can be reduced, an earlobe which sticks out can be corrected and torn earlobes (from wearing earrings) can also be repaired.
- Correction of the shape of the ears
- Correction of the size of the ears
- Correction of prominent ears: Pinning: without cartilage - removal
- Correction of prominent ears: Reshaping: with cartilage - removal
- Correction of the outer part of the ear, know as the pinna or auricle
- Correction of the earlobes
Plastic surgical correction of the ears
- Correction of prominent ears
- The procedure can be performed with a local anaesthetic or under intravenous sedation.
- We advise the operation for children from the age of 6 years.
Correcting the shape of the outer ear: pinna or auricle
The outer part of the ear : the pinna or auricle is extremely complex. One small defect can result in an important aesthetic complaint.
The most common operations to enhance the shape of the ear are:
Correction of the edge of the ear which is either too big or too small (helix and scapha).
Correction of the base of the edge of the ear (root of the helix).
Correction of the crease in the ear (antihelix and concha).
Correction of earlobes which are either too large or too small.
Correcting the size of the ears
Ears which are too small
Ears which are too small can be made larger. Small ears are often the result of a hereditary or congenital defect. Often one ear is bigger than the other. The plastic surgeon aims to make the size and shape of both ears the same, making them look more in proportion.
Ears which are too large
Our ears don't stop growing. As we get older our ears or earlobes can get too big. Ear correction surgery aims to make your ears look more in proportion with the rest of your facial features. This treatment is also called ear rejuvenation.
"Earlobe correction" is a very popular treatment among ear correction procedures. Earlobes don't always look the way we'd like: they can hang down too low or have a less pleasing aesthetic appearance.
Earlobes can also tear:
This usually happens as a result of wearing earrings which are too heavy for long periods or as a result of an accident with an earring.
Ear corrective surgery can be performed with a local anaesthetic. After this small procedure you can go home immediately. A few months later the scar is strong enough to get your ear pierced again if you want.
Special Service for our international patients :
The Wellness Kliniek in Belgium is well-known on an international level for Plastic Cosmetic Surgery.
For those patients who have to travel a considerable distance to reach us it isn't always practical to have to wait a number of weeks for treatment after having a consultation with the surgeon, as you need to travel back and forth again.
This is why we offer a unique service: Next-Day-Surgery, your intake consultation, preliminary examination and initial treatment on consecutive days. The reservation fee is deducted from the total cost of your treatment.
If you are considering having ear correction surgery it is important that you choose a good clinic and doctor. The position of your ears is an extremely important aspect of your appearance. Your face is your calling card !
Booking your appointment
At the initial consultation the surgeon will determine whether you are a suitable candidate for an ear or earlobe correcting procedure. The doctor will inform you about the treatment: which surgical technique is best for you, the expected results, possible risks and necessary aftercare.
To make an appointment for a no-obligation consultation it is best to contact us by phone. We try to keep our waiting lists as short as possible. We can usually see you within 6 weeks for your aesthetic ear correction.