Prominent Ear Surgery
Otoplasty, also commonly referred to as ‘ear pinning surgery’, ‘prominent ear surgery’, ‘ear correction surgery’ or ‘cosmetic ear surgery’, is a surgical procedure designed to alter the shape, position, or size of the ears. This procedure is often sought after by individuals in Perth and beyond who are looking to correct what they perceive as overly prominent or protruding ears.
Prominent ears can often be the cause of teasing and bullying at school, which can in turn lead to a decrease in self-confidence and underperformance. Getting this cosmetic surgical procedure to reduce the appearance of prominent ears (or ‘bat ears’) can be beneficial and lead to an increase in self-esteem.
Prominent ears have several components that are addressed during surgery. Usually, there is a prominent upper 1/3 to 2/3 of the ear, separated from the head. This area can be set back closer to the head using a unique suture technique. Other features can include a deep conchal bowl, lack of antihelix and an underdeveloped or absent ear lobe.
In Perth, otoplasty is performed by a specialist plastic surgeon like Dr Qadir Khan, ensuring the highest standards of care and results that align with patients’ expectations. Choosing to undergo otoplasty is a personal decision, and it’s essential to consult with a qualified plastic surgeon who can provide detailed information about the procedure, recovery, and expected outcomes. Dr Khan and our team of experts are dedicated to guiding you through every step of the process, from the initial consultation to post-operative care, ensuring a comfortable and satisfying experience.
Your first step to having an otoplasty surgery is to schedule an appointment with Dr Khan at West Coast Plastic Surgery. As of July 1st, 2023, all otoplasty patients will require a referral from a GP, something that will also allow you to apply for a Medicare rebate for your initial consultation (special conditions apply). You can also contact us by phone at 0862193269 or by fax at 0862303042 for ear pinning surgery. Alternatively, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. A team member will contact you to book your appointment and answer any questions you may have about bat ear correction or ear reshaping.
At West Coast Plastic Surgery, we understand that each case of prominent ears is unique, and so are the solutions we offer. Our expertise in otoplasty correction in Perth encompasses various types, each designed to address specific concerns and achieve the desired aesthetic results. Here’s an overview of the types of otoplasty correction procedures we specialise in:
Our commitment at West Coast Plastic Surgery goes beyond mere procedural expertise. We focus on understanding your individual needs and aesthetic goals. During your consultation at our Perth facility, our surgeon will discuss these types and their suitability for your specific situation. We ensure that you are fully informed and comfortable with the planned approach.
At West Coast Plastic Surgery, we believe in empowering our patients by enhancing their natural beauty and boosting their self-confidence. Otoplasty surgery, or ear pinning, offers numerous benefits, and here’s why many choose this transformative procedure:
Prominent or misshapen ears can often lead to self-consciousness and social discomfort. Otoplasty provides a permanent solution, allowing individuals to feel more confident in their appearance. Our patients frequently report a significant boost in self-esteem following their procedure.
Choosing to undergo otoplasty is a deeply personal decision. At West Coast Plastic Surgery, we prioritise patient education and personalised care. Our consultations in Perth provide detailed information about the procedure, allowing you to make an informed decision that aligns with your goals and lifestyle.
At West Coast Plastic Surgery, we understand that the decision to undergo an otoplasty (or ear pinning procedure) comes with questions about the procedure itself. Our goal is to provide a clear, comprehensive breakdown of the otoplasty process, demonstrating our commitment to transparency and patient education in Perth. Here’s what you can expect:
Choosing West Coast Plastic Surgery for your otoplasty means entrusting your care to Dr Qadir Khan, a highly skilled RACS-trained Plastic Surgeon with over a decade of specialised training. The clinic’s commitment to safety, quality treatment, and comprehensive patient care, combined with Dr. Khan’s expert knowledge in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery, ensures a premium experience. Their focus on both surgical and non-surgical rejuvenation options, for adults and children alike, makes them an exemplary choice for anyone seeking transformative, high-quality otoplasty in Perth.
The average otoplasty surgery costs typically range between $6,000 AUD and $8,000 AUD. In some cases, it may be less depending on the extent of surgery required. Hospital and anaesthetist fees are provided additionally to patients before surgery is confirmed.
Medicare may partially cover otoplasty for children up to 18 years old if they have been teased about their prominent ears. Adults generally do not qualify for Medicare rebates for this procedure.
Otoplasty generally has a high success rate, with many patients satisfied with the outcome.
The results of Otoplasty are typically permanent.
Otoplasty is usually performed as a day procedure meaning overnight hospitalisation is not typically required.
Otoplasty may leave minimal scarring, often hidden behind the ear.
Most patients can return to work and normal activities a few days post-surgery, but it’s advised to avoid aerobic activities for about 3-4 weeks.
Yes, Otoplasty typically involves the use of either general or local anaesthesia.
The procedure is commonly performed on children, typically advised for those 5 years or older, as the ears have usually reached their full size by this age. A large amount of ear surgeries are typically done in childhood, as a child’s ear cartilage is typically easier to mould.
Possible risks include numbness, tightness, and sensitivity in the ear area post-surgery, with normal sensation usually returning within a month. There’s also a risk of broken sutures, which can result in the ears returning to their original position, asymmetry, hypertrophic/keloid scars, infection and bleeding. Overall complications are relatively rare.
Start your journey with us towards your desired body and face. Get all your doubts cleared with our Director and RACS-trained surgeon, Dr Qadir Khan before you decide to take baby steps towards a body that makes you proud.