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Large ears can often be a huge source of embarrassment, and for the unlucky some, an unfortunate source of ridicule. If this rings all too true, then Otoplasty could be the perfect procedure for you, whether you want to pin back protruding ears or simply reshape any misshapen outer soft tissue.
“In my experience, this procedure has been used to fix many issues associated with the ears. If you're looking to fix stretched skin, however, you should instead consider Earlobe Repair.”
The remarkable difference a Harley Street Skin Clinic treatment can provide
Otoplasty (sometimes referred to as 'Pinnaplasty' or having your 'ears pinned') is a surgical procedure which involves repositioning the ears more closely to the head, fixing them into a more subtle position and/or manipulating the cartilage of the ear. Here are just a few very happy patients pre and post Otoplasty...
Large or protruding ears can be an embarrassing problem for both children and adults alike. Over time, this problem can have a negative impact on self-esteem and overall confidence, making life extremely difficult. Well, we at The Harley Street Skin Clinic say 'no more!'. Come and see us about booking in for Otoplasty today.
Perhaps you've waited your whole life to comfortably rock an 'updo', or are conscious of being photographed from the side. Harley Street Skin want to help you wave goodbye to all those years of covering up with hats, headbands or hairstyles and welcome in the new and improved version of you, ears and all.
Harley Street Skin's expert precision means that Otoplasty patients are left with practically inconceivable incisions, meaning that not only will they never need reveal that root of their perfectly sculpted ears, they will never feel self-conscious again. Beautiful, natural-looking ears that any updo would gladly accentuate.
Follow two of our celebrity patients on their journey to becoming their better selves
Every step of your journey with Harley Street Skin is handled with the utmost care and diligence. From your very first consultation, right the way through to follow up and aftercare, Harley Street Skin will guide, advise and support you at every given opportunity. We want to make sure that your time with us is as special to you, as you are to us...
The answer to some of the most common questions you may have
It's only natural to have questions if you are considering pursuing a treatment for the first time, and at Harley Street Skin, it's important to us that you feel confident and comfortable at every stage of your journey. To help you find the answers you need, here are a few of the more common quibbles that we find our clients frequently ask...
Otoplasty ('Oto' being the latin word for 'ear') is cosmetic procedure designed to reshape or reposition the pinna (the external part of the human ear). This is why it is also sometimes referred to as Pinnplasty.
Otoplasty may involve removing skin from behind the ears and reshaping the main structural component of the ear - the cartilage. By impacting the flexibility of the cartilage behind the ear, surgeons are able to loosen or tauten the skin which alters the position and angle that the ear sits against the head. Once the desired look has been achieved, ears are then stitched into their new position, concealing incision marks in the crease behind the ear.
For other concerns such as deformed or stretched lobes, patients should instead consider the treatment known as Earlobe Repair. This involves cutting away excess tissue or exisiting damage sustained from piercings and stretchers before closing the wounds with fine, subtle stitching.
Otoplasty will reduce the size of large or protruding ears, correct those that are asymmetrical or perhaps decrease the ear's visibility from certain angles.
Having said this, we often find that these physical changes are secondary to the astonishing impact that treatment has on a person's self-confidence and overall peace of mind.
Otoplasty is permanent and patients can reap the benefits of their ear pinning or reshaping for the rest of their lives.
Some patients do, however, chose to have revisions a little further down the line, but this is rare.
This generally depends on the individual needs of the patient, however on the whole, operations typically last between one and three hours. Some more extensive Otoplasties may require general anaesthetic and therefore can take a little longer, however most are performed under local anaesthesia and are relatively swift.
Often, people note feeling a slightly achy sensation while recovering from Otoplasty. This is sometimes accompanied by some itching, swelling and tenderness. Side effects might also include any associated with general anaesthesia (if your particular procedure has called for it).
There is also a small chance that ear cartilage may shift marginally over time, although surgically this is catered for with something known as overcorrection. This is where the position of the ears appears slightly flatter against the head in order to calculate for the eventual shift.
Tenderness is likely to be present for up to 2 weeks, and patients are required to wear a bandage or headband for the first week or so to allow the ears to heal. Most daily activities can be resumed after day 2, although you should refrain from strenuous activity for around 2 weeks.
For best results - and a comfortable night's sleep - we also recommend that you continue to wear your headband at night for 4-6 weeks, as well as during all contact or team sports, as a precaution.
You can usually return to more sedentary, office jobs after 2-3 days of surgery (unless instructed otherwise) if you feel comfortable to do so. Any roles which are slightly more rigorous may require up to 5 days respite.
The award winning clinic dedicated to helping you be your best self
We understand that deciding to go forward with cosmetic treatment can feel like a huge decision. One that we certainly wouldn't expect you to go ahead with without hearing a little bit about us first. Here is exactly why people around the world are happy to put their trust into Harley Street Skin Clinic.
Since 2004, Harley Street Skin has been on speed dial to some of the world's highest flyers thanks to the expertise of cosmetic tour de force, Dr. Aamer Khan and wife Lesley Reynolds.
With their flagship clinic based on the world’s most famous medical strip, Harley Street Skin quickly became a medical and cosmetic frontrunner, drumming up a pristine professional reputation and impressive roster of celebrity clientele. The clinic was in fact so thriving that it gained the attention of television network SkyOne, becoming the focus of hit documentary series Stitch Me, Lift Me, Tuck Me.
Offering an expansive range of both surgical and non-surgical treatments, Harley Street Skin are renowned worldwide for their cosmetic precision, expertise and minimally invasive techniques. From top of the line body sculpting treatments and cosmetic contouring to breast enhancement and discreet anti-ageing lifts, Harley Street experts offer the A-list experience from consultation through to aftercare.
But that's not all. Harley Street Skin are also pioneering skincare specialists, offering solutions to everything from anti-ageing and resurfacing, to colour correction and hydration.
Carefully formulating the perfect regime for even the most stubborn and unusual of skin complaints, Harley Street Skin boast an acclaimed skin care range frequently making an appearance in beauty mag must-haves, health and lifestyle columns, and celebrity handbags around the world.
With highly skilled practitioners, doctors and surgeons on hand at every turn, Harley Street Skin can help you attain the aesthetic you've been dreaming of - whatever your cosmetology needs.