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Ear reshaping for men, surgically called otoplasty, is a procedure carried out in order to reshape the ear, reduce its size, or ‘pin back’ prominent or misshaped ears. This simple cosmetic surgery procedure enhances the appearance of the ears by reshaping or removing the cartilage that sits inside.
The Hospital Group team guides thousands of men through their cosmetic journeys each year, so you can rest assured that you are in expert hands.
Ear reshaping is performed if your ears are misshapen due to an injury or birth defect, if you feel they are too large in proportion to your head, or if you do not like how far your ears stick out from your head.
Following ear reshaping surgery, we aim to create more proportionate, natural, and symmetrical looking ears that, where needed, are closer to your head. After surgery, you may find that your self-confidence improves through feeling happier about the way you look.
The effect of being happier with how you look can’t be overestimated - our patients tell us that, by looking better on the outside, they feel better inside and their self-esteem and confidence is boosted.
All surgical procedures pose a potential risk, and it is important know what these are before you go ahead so that you can weigh them up against the benefits your procedure could bring. During your consultations you will talk through these potential complications and you can ask any questions that you have about them.
As a guide, they occasionally include inflammation, numbness or tingling, blot clots, ear stiffness, bleeding and infection.
It is very important to be sure about what you like and do not like about your ears, and what you want to change. You can discuss this with your surgeon to decide how you would like them to look after treatment.
To undergo this surgery, we would recommend you have a healthy BMI, have no serious health conditions, have realistic goals for surgery and that you feel mentally ready for the procedure.
The Hospital Group is a responsible provider of cosmetic surgery, so we understand that each procedure is different and tailored to your requirements and individual needs. At your free consultation, your surgeon assistant will be able to discuss the surgery with you, let you know the cost, and talk through the payment plans available.
We have several finance options to choose from, ranging from paying for the procedure outright, to spreading the cost over a number of years on our flexible finance plans. Learn more about these on our Pricing and Finance page.
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Your journey step by step
Your first appointment
Your journey with The Hospital Group begins with a free telephone consultation with our friendly surgeon assistants. During this conversation you can talk through why you are interested in surgery, how much it costs, the finance options available to you, how much recovery time you will need, and potential surgery dates. Whenever you decide to book a surgery date, you can secure it for a minimum refundable deposit of £500.
If you would like to proceed, we will book your surgical consultation.
Your surgical consultation
During this consultation you will talk about your goals for surgery and go through your medical history to ascertain whether you are a suitable candidate for this procedure. You will also discuss the results you might expect, as well as the possible risks and complications of surgery. Our specialist surgeons are extremely knowledgeable, so they can answer any questions you might have.
If you feel you would like to go ahead, you will then be referred to a clinic nurse for pre-operative assessments and tests.
You will see your surgeon on the day of your surgery so that you can talk through any final questions and read through the consent form. The whole surgical team will be introduced to you before heading into theatre for the procedure.
The specifics of the surgery will be discussed prior to the day – you will find out how long it will take, the types of anaesthetics used, and they will talk you through the procedure itself.
The surgeon will let you know whether you will need to stay in the hospital overnight. You might feel swollen and tender for a while, but this is completely normal and should settle fairly quickly. We’ll provide any pain relief you need whilst you’re in hospital.
Your nurse will call you once you get home to make sure you feel okay and book you in for your post-operative review in the clinic when needed. We’ll also give you our 24/7 patient helpline number so that you can speak to a member of the clinical team at any time.
At The Hospital Group, we offer a full package of aftercare support with all our cosmetic surgery procedures to give you complete peace of mind. You’ll benefit from the following aftercare: unlimited post-op appointments with a member of our clinical team whenever you need them, surgical cover for 2 years – revision surgery where clinically indicated, additional days’ stay in hospital when needed, additional medication and dressings at no extra cost, and emergency telephone support which you can use at any time.
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