The treatment of protruding ears, otoplasty,  is a very rewarding procedure for both the surgeon and patient, especially in children. Children with protruding ears are often teased by their peers which can lead to serious body image problems, or in extreme cases, psychological problems. Helping a young person feel better about themselves and improve their self-esteem is a true pleasure.

The best time to correct protruding ears is before the child enters school. The ears develop to its mature size early in childhood and most children can have corrective surgery between five to seven years old.

Depending upon the procedure, recovery is usually several days. The patient will wear a tennis type headband for several days and at night for another week. Female patients can hide the ears with long hair and return to work in as little as 48 hours. Generally, patients will refrain from strenuous exercise for two weeks will stop again depending on the procedures and patience will have sutures that or remove 14 days after surgery.

Ear Surgery: Torn ear lobe repair

 Ear lobes can become stretched or torn from heavy earrings or from trauma such as catching an earring within hairbrush, children pulling them by catching sweaters while pulling over the head, bath towels, phone calls etc. Ear lobe repair is an easy simple 15 minute procedure with local anaesthesia.