Cosmetic ear correction surgery, also known as otoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure which will improve the appearance of the ears. The surgery is typically performed on individuals who are unhappy with the shape, size, or position of their ears. At Irfan Plastic Surgery, we offer cosmetic ear correction in Liverpool and surrounding areas to help patients achieve their desired look and boost their confidence.

What is Cosmetic Ear Correction?

Cosmetic ear correction is a surgical procedure that is used to improve the appearance of the ears. The surgery can be used to address a wide range of ear concerns, including protruding ears, asymmetry, oversized ears, and deformities caused by injury or congenital conditions. The procedure is typically performed under general anaesthesia and can take 1 to 2 hours, depending on the extent of the correction.

Who is a Good Candidate?

This procedure is suitable for individuals who are unhappy with the appearance of their ears and are in good overall health. Candidates for the surgery should have realistic expectations about the outcome of the procedure,. It is also important to prepare for the recovery process. The procedure is suitable for both adults and children, although children should wait until their ears have fully developed before undergoing the surgery.

What to Expect During Surgery?

During the cosmetic ear correction procedure, the surgeon will make an incision behind the ear and reshape the cartilage to achieve the desired look. In some cases, the surgeon may also remove excess skin or tissue. Once the correction is complete, the surgeon will close the incisions with sutures and apply a dressing to the ears.

After the surgery, patients can expect some swelling, bruising, and discomfort. You can manage this pain medication and cold compresses. Most patients usually return to work or school within a week, but you should avoid strenuous activities and contact sports for at least 4 to 6 weeks.

Benefits of Ear Correction Surgery

Ear correction can offer a wide range of benefits, including:

  • Improved appearance: it can significantly improve the appearance of the ears and enhance facial symmetry.
  • Boosted confidence: Many patients report increased self-confidence and self-esteem following cosmetic surgery.
  • Improved hearing: In some cases, it can even improve hearing by reshaping the ear and improving the ear canal’s function.

Risks and Complications

As with any surgical procedure, there are some risks and complications. These can include infection, bleeding, scarring, and anaesthesia complications. However, serious complications are rare, and most patients experience a smooth recovery.

Booking an appointment for cosmetic ear correction in North West England

Surgery can be an effective way to improve the appearance of the ears and boost confidence. At Irfan Plastic Surgery, we offer cosmetic ear correction at clinics in Liverpool and Bolton.

If you are interested in ear correction surgery, contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about the procedure.