Many of us remember when our mothers used to make us wear ear headbands so that our ears are “close” to the head and do not protrude. Unfortunately, this method did not bring the expected results and many adults still have the problem of protruding ears. We can hide it by wearing our long hair loose all the time. However, we might as well consider undergoing a procedure that will solve the problem permanently.
Protruding ear correction is a surgical procedure that is aimed at improving the shape of the auricles. There are numerous techniques of correcting protruding ears or restoring auricles after traumas. Each ear operation depends on the previous appearance of the auricles and the patient’s expectations. At first, the doctor administers a local anaesthetic. When it starts to take effect, the surgeon cuts out the excess skin behind the ear and makes an excision or a cut in order to reshape the cartilage properly. Immediately after this activity, the surgeon places sutures that cover the wound and help it heal, and then apply a dressing and a compression band.
At DER-MED Centre, otoplasty and ear correction are performed by an experienced surgeon. We give the highest priority to safety. During a single procedure, we can perform both protruding ear correction and torn earlobe plastic surgery. The procedure is performed under local anaesthesia, which means that the patient does not have to be hospitalised and can fully return to everyday duties, even on the same day.
Protruding ear plastic surgery is dedicated to both women and men. The procedure is aimed at eliminating the problem of protruding ears and making them closer to the head. The surgeon performing the procedure shapes the auricular cartilage and places stabilising sutures. Because the procedure is minimally invasive, it does not require hospitalisation and the patient can safely return home. After 7-14 days, the patient comes for a follow-up consultation and the sutures are removed.
Ear correction and earlobe reconstruction (e.g. after ear tunnels) are safe, minimally invasive procedures that yield permanent results. The scar after the intervention is invisible and previously loose hair can be tied back in a ponytail. Learn more details about the procedure.
Procedure performed by
Duration of one procedure
approx. 60-90 min
Recommended number of procedures
- Minimally invasive procedure.
- Local anaesthesia.
- Permanent effect.
- The patient can return home immediately after the procedure.
- Very comfortable conditions during the procedure.
- Experienced surgeon.
- Protruding ears reshaped.
- Full earlobe.
- New look.
- Protruding ears
- Gauged ears.
- Torn earlobe.
- Pregnancy and breastfeeding.
- Allergy to the anaesthetic.
- Graves' disease.
- Fresh tan.
- Blood clotting disorders.
1. Surgeon consultation.
During the consultation, the doctor carries out a medical interview with the patient to rule out the contraindications for the procedure. Then, the surgeon looks at the ears and proposes a therapy plan.
Before the doctor starts ear correction, the patient receives local anaesthesia. Then, the surgeon cuts out the excess skin behind the ear and makes an excision or a cut in order to reshape the cartilage properly. Subsequently, the doctor places sutures, a dressing and a compressive band.
3. Post-procedure follow-up.
During a follow-up visit with the patient, the doctor removes the sutures and assesses the wound healing process.
Preparation for the procedure
The procedure requires certain preparations from the patient. You need to do the tests ordered by the surgeon and deliver the results to our Centre before the procedure.
In order to increase the safety of the procedure as much as possible, each procedure is preceded by a consultation. The surgeon qualifies the patient for the procedure and orders additional tests. Only after the doctor verifies the test results, can the patient be qualified for the procedure.
Comfort after the procedure
The surgeon will provide full post-treatment recommendations after the procedure. Although the procedure does not require hospitalisation, remember that the corrected area can be swollen and painful. Bruises might occur.
Is one otoplasty procedure enough?
Yes, usually one ear correction procedure is sufficient for the patient to be satisfied with the results.
Is the procedure painful?
The procedure is comfortable for the patient because it is performed under local anaesthesia.
Do I need to stay overnight?
No. After the procedure, the patient returns home.
|Plastic surgery of protruding ears||4500-5000 zł|
|Corrective plastic surgery of one ear||2500-3000 zł|
|Torn earlobe repair||500-1000 zł|
|Hypertrophic scar removal||1000-2000 zł|
|Surgeon consultation||200 zł|