Ear correction

About ear correction

Are you not happy with your ears? Do you want to get rid of any outer flap excess? Or maybe you want smaller ears or earlobes? Whatever your wish know that prominent ears /earlobes can be corrected quite easily.

What happens during the operation

During the ear correction to correct the position of the ears, the plastic surgeon makes an incision on the back of the ear. The skeleton of the ear consists of cartilage. This cartilage forms the plastic surgeon to the desired position and fixes it with stitches on the inside of the ear. The ear is placed closer to the head and any excess skin is removed. The incision on the back of the ear creates a scar here. Fortunately, it is almost invisible because it is behind the ear.

Correction of oversized ears or earlobes

If one or both ears are very large, the plastic surgeon can do something about it.
In the procedure to correct an earlobe that is too large, a small incision is made to remove a piece of the earlobe. Correcting protruding earlobes, torn earlobes or other abnormalities is also possible. The surgeon always makes the incisions in the most inconspicuous places.
The procedure on the earlobe can be performed under local anaesthesia, in which case anaesthetic fluid is injected into the earlobe(s) to be treated.

Result

More beautiful ears are certainly achievable. Our doctors will be happy to help you so that you are satisfied with your ears. It is important to talk to a doctor about the possibilities to carry out your wishes. Although it is almost impossible to get ears symmetrical. the position of the ears can be improved considerably. It the rare cases that the cartilage recedes, then a second operation may be necessary.
The result after an earlobe correction differs based on patient's skin type, but in general the scars are barely visible over time. After a recovery period of a few months, the earlobes are strong enough for a piercing for earrings, for example.

Recovery after ear and earlobe corrections

When the ear surgery is over, the doctor or nurse will put a firm and tight bandage around the ears and head. The bandage will remain in place for a week until the stitches are removed. This means that it is not possible to wash your hair until the stitches are removed. After that week, however, the ears still need to be protected by wearing a hair band or bandage. Especially at night because the ears can then be pressed against the pillow. Once the stitches are removed, the hair can be washed again. It is important that you keep the skin behind the ears clean and dry.
The ears can still be red, thick and painful for weeks. This pulls away slowly. You can take paracetamol to relieve the pain. An earlobe correction is a fairly minor operation and you can go home immediately after the operation. In the case of an earlobe correction, the adhesive plaster protects the wounds and you do not have to wear any extra bandages. These plasters are removed by a doctor approximately after a week.

Safety precaution

Our care team will not only help you in advance with your preparations and during your intake interview with the surgeon, but will also guide you after the operation, so that you know what to expect and heal as well and as quickly as possible.

The best result is obtained by taking into account the following general advice applicable to the interventions:

Before the operation

  • Stop smoking four weeks before the operation
  • Start taking Arnica drops two weeks in advance to reduce bruising and swelling.
  • If you are taking medication such as Marcoumar, Sintrom/Sintrommitis or Asprocardio, consult your surgeon about stopping and using these medications again, including when taking Aspirin or painkillers with aspirin such as Advil, Diclofenac and others.
  • Do not use blood thinning medication before surgery.
  • Don't forget to arrange transportation home. Driving yourself after the operation is not recommended.

The day of the operation

  • Take a shower, after some operations you may not shower for 24 hours
  • Do not use make-up or facial cream
  • Do not wear jewellery or watches

After surgery

  • The doctor will tell you if you need to cool down because of swelling. Follow these advices carefully.
  • Rest preferably lying on your backso the swelling pulls away faster.
  • Keep the blood circulation active by hourly walk aroundThis promotes the healing of the wound.
  • Showering may only be done in consultation with the surgeon.
  • Working is allowed on average after a few days to a week. Ask the surgeon for advice.
  • Sports is allowed six weeks after surgery.
  • Avoid in the first months direct sunshine on your wounds. So no sun or sunbed. Don't forget to cover them properly when you're planning on enjoying the sun with the rest of your body.

Risks and complications

An ear correction has the same risks as many other operations. Cartilage sometimes tends to bend back to its original shape, so it cannot be fully guaranteed that the ears will remain straight or symmetrical.

The following complications may occur, but are rare:

  • Bleeding from the wound.
  • Allergic reaction as a result of, for example, the anaesthetics used.
  • Change of scar tissue.

Rates

Earlobe correction from € 1.400,-

Prominent ear correction from € 2.600,-

Book a free personal and non-binding consultation with one of our care team representative at 070 220 2222. The first medical consultation is recommended before a treatment in order to identify your needs, find the best surgeon for you and treatment options and to set a budget.

The second consultation with your chosen surgeon is subject to a fee (€ 50). This fee is going to be deducted from your final surgery invoice costs. Even if you do not book treatment with us afterwards, you will receive a comprehensive and medically sound consultation. After this conversation you will be able to take a lot of information with you, which will provide you with a valuable basis for the next steps.

About ear correction

Are you not happy with your ears? Do you want to get rid of any outer flap excess? Or maybe you want smaller ears or earlobes? Whatever your wish know that prominent ears /earlobes can be corrected quite easily.

What happens during the operation

During the ear correction to correct the position of the ears, the plastic surgeon makes an incision on the back of the ear. The skeleton of the ear consists of cartilage. This cartilage forms the plastic surgeon to the desired position and fixes it with stitches on the inside of the ear. The ear is placed closer to the head and any excess skin is removed. The incision on the back of the ear creates a scar here. Fortunately, it is almost invisible because it is behind the ear.

Correction of oversized ears or earlobes

If one or both ears are very large, the plastic surgeon can do something about it.
In the procedure to correct an earlobe that is too large, a small incision is made to remove a piece of the earlobe. Correcting protruding earlobes, torn earlobes or other abnormalities is also possible. The surgeon always makes the incisions in the most inconspicuous places.
The procedure on the earlobe can be performed under local anaesthesia, in which case anaesthetic fluid is injected into the earlobe(s) to be treated.

Result

More beautiful ears are certainly achievable. Our doctors will be happy to help you so that you are satisfied with your ears. It is important to talk to a doctor about the possibilities to carry out your wishes. Although it is almost impossible to get ears symmetrical. the position of the ears can be improved considerably. It the rare cases that the cartilage recedes, then a second operation may be necessary.
The result after an earlobe correction differs based on patient's skin type, but in general the scars are barely visible over time. After a recovery period of a few months, the earlobes are strong enough for a piercing for earrings, for example.

Recovery after ear and earlobe corrections

When the ear surgery is over, the doctor or nurse will put a firm and tight bandage around the ears and head. The bandage will remain in place for a week until the stitches are removed. This means that it is not possible to wash your hair until the stitches are removed. After that week, however, the ears still need to be protected by wearing a hair band or bandage. Especially at night because the ears can then be pressed against the pillow. Once the stitches are removed, the hair can be washed again. It is important that you keep the skin behind the ears clean and dry.
The ears can still be red, thick and painful for weeks. This pulls away slowly. You can take paracetamol to relieve the pain. An earlobe correction is a fairly minor operation and you can go home immediately after the operation. In the case of an earlobe correction, the adhesive plaster protects the wounds and you do not have to wear any extra bandages. These plasters are removed by a doctor approximately after a week.

Safety precaution

Our care team will not only help you in advance with your preparations and during your intake interview with the surgeon, but will also guide you after the operation, so that you know what to expect and heal as well and as quickly as possible.

The best result is obtained by taking into account the following general advice applicable to the interventions:

Before the operation

  • Stop smoking four weeks before the operation
  • Start taking Arnica drops two weeks in advance to reduce bruising and swelling.
  • If you are taking medication such as Marcoumar, Sintrom/Sintrommitis or Asprocardio, consult your surgeon about stopping and using these medications again, including when taking Aspirin or painkillers with aspirin such as Advil, Diclofenac and others.
  • Do not use blood thinning medication before surgery.
  • Don't forget to arrange transportation home. Driving yourself after the operation is not recommended.

The day of the operation

  • Take a shower, after some operations you may not shower for 24 hours
  • Do not use make-up or facial cream
  • Do not wear jewellery or watches

After surgery

  • The doctor will tell you if you need to cool down because of swelling. Follow these advices carefully.
  • Rest preferably lying on your backso the swelling pulls away faster.
  • Keep the blood circulation active by hourly walk aroundThis promotes the healing of the wound.
  • Showering may only be done in consultation with the surgeon.
  • Working is allowed on average after a few days to a week. Ask the surgeon for advice.
  • Sports is allowed six weeks after surgery.
  • Avoid in the first months direct sunshine on your wounds. So no sun or sunbed. Don't forget to cover them properly when you're planning on enjoying the sun with the rest of your body.

Risks and complications

An ear correction has the same risks as many other operations. Cartilage sometimes tends to bend back to its original shape, so it cannot be fully guaranteed that the ears will remain straight or symmetrical.

The following complications may occur, but are rare:

  • Bleeding from the wound.
  • Allergic reaction as a result of, for example, the anaesthetics used.
  • Change of scar tissue.

Rates

Earlobe correction from € 1.400,-

Prominent ear correction from € 2.600,-

Book a free personal and non-binding consultation with one of our care team representative at 070 220 2222. The first medical consultation is recommended before a treatment in order to identify your needs, find the best surgeon for you and treatment options and to set a budget.

The second consultation with your chosen surgeon is subject to a fee (€ 50). This fee is going to be deducted from your final surgery invoice costs. Even if you do not book treatment with us afterwards, you will receive a comprehensive and medically sound consultation. After this conversation you will be able to take a lot of information with you, which will provide you with a valuable basis for the next steps.

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