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Ear Surgery – Otoplasty Can Correct Protruding Ears

A cosmetic ear surgery is designed for people with protruding ears. Otoplasty is a surgical procedure that sculpts and folds the cartilage of the ear to position it closer to the side profile of the head. It can serve as a solution for kids and adults alike, ensuring that children can avoid a life of ridiculing from their peers. The shape of our ears develops at a young age, allowing otoplasty to be performed effectively on children, and with lasting effects while they grow and mature.


An Ear Surgery for Your Child

If you are considering cosmetic ear surgery for your child, it is important to be aware of your child’s feelings and consider their point of view regarding the surgery. With a consultation, our surgeons can give your child an assessment to establish a good understanding of the procedure for both you and your child. The procedure is done under general anaesthesia. Therefore, your child will sleep through the procedure while the surgeon reshapes their ear cartilages. If your child feels uncomfortable with the shape of their ears and wants a change, otoplasty can be the solution. They will also be more cooperative throughout the preparations and recovery period if they choose to go through with the surgery on their own terms.

The Procedure

The surgeon makes an incision on the back part of the ear to gain access to the cartilage. From here, the surgeon can fold and sculpt the cartilage to pull the ears closer to the head. Once the new shape is established, the incision is stitched up to keep the new shape in place during recovery. After the surgery, the surgeon will wrap the patient’s head in a bandage to promote optimal moulding and healing. The ears will throb, ache, and cause discomfort, which can be managed with prescribed painkillers supplied by your surgeon.


As an adult, you can be assured that the procedure will be as effective for you as it is for children. If you are a smoker, please refrain from smoking for a few months before and after the surgery. This will optimise the oxygen flow in your body to allow your body to heal faster and more efficiently. It all starts with a consultation to ensure that you can make an informed decision when considering cosmetic ear surgery. We can also point you to a financial consultant when you need financial aid to pay for your surgery.


Centurion Cosmetic Clinic is your first choice regarding cosmetic surgical solutions in Gauteng. For more info on cosmetic ear surgery, please browse our website on the topic. Contact us today to book a consultation and take control of your body with us on your side.