How is prominent ear correction performed?
As the incision is made behind the ear, there will be no visible scarring. The procedure takes around one to two hours. Young children will have the procedure carried out under general anaesthetic, while teenagers and adults can choose a local anaesthetic if they’d prefer.
What is the recovery like after prominent ear correction?
It is advised that you rest for five to seven days after the procedure. A head dressing will also need to be worn a few days afterwards, then a protective headband will be worn for a maximum of six weeks during the healing process.
Are there any special precautions to take after a prominent ear correction?
If your child is having the procedure, it is recommended you talk to their teachers so they can monitor them for a few weeks after the correction to prevent serious injury. Sports should be avoided for at least two weeks.
What results can I expect from a prominent ear correction?
The results of the surgery will fully show after 12 weeks, while the scarring will heal properly after 18 months.
For advice on whether a prominent ear correction is the most appropriate procedure for you, book a consultation with Mr Tulley by calling 020 7183 1559 or use the contact form.