Ear Surgery Case Study
As a craniofacial surgeon, Dr Hunt performs a number of ear procedures, also known as otoplasty. The most common reason patients will have ear surgery is because they have particularly prominent or sticky-out ears.
Commonly patients will have their ears “pinned back” as a result, at around about 7 or 8 years of age or decide to undergo the surgery as a young adult, leaving school or university, moving into their chosen professional field.
Otoplasty Patient Results by Dr Jeremy Hunt Sydney & Wollongong NSW
Case Study Prominent Ears – About Otoplasty or Ear Pinning Surgery
Otoplasty is better performed under a general anaesthetic in a hospital that is fully accredited with the anaesthetic given by a fully accredited anaesthetist. An incision is made behind the ears so it is hidden and through that I can access the cartilage underlying the skin and manipulate that to reposition it so that the ear is not prominent.
Case Study Prominent Ears – Recovery Time after Otoplasty or Pinnaplasty Ear Surgery
Downtime from the surgery is approximately 7-10 days with a bandage in place. You’ll begin to notice significant improvements in the appearance of your ears in just 2 to 3 weeks and you can return to normal physical sporting activities after 6 weeks. You should plan to take about two weeks off to recover from otoplasty as your ears will be swollen and discoloured. Full recovery usually takes around six weeks and a support headband must be worn at night for four weeks after surgery to prevent damage.
There are a number of things you can do to speed up your recovery time, like lots of bed rest, limiting physical activity, eating well, drinking plenty of fluids and getting lots of sleep. Reduce your work social commitments for the advised length of time and follow Dr Hunt’s recovery instructions to ensure you recover speedily and with no complications.
For more information about Ear Correction Surgery
- Visit Dr Hunt’s Otoplasty Ear Surgery Page
Further Reading on Facial Surgery
- Read Midface Lift Sydney – Cheek Lifting Surgery
- Read Eyelid Rejuvenation Options – Treatments & Surgical Procedures for Eyes
- Read Patient Case Study of Chin Surgery – Advanced Genioplasty
About Dr Jeremy Hunt – Plastic Surgeon
He is a member of FRACS & ASPS and has over 20 years of experience providing cosmetic and plastic surgery in Sydney.
Careful, considerate and honest, Dr Jeremy Hunt works with you to find a solution that is optimal for your body and your lifestyle.
Dr Hunt’s personal, one-on-one service and attention to detail has given thousands of women and men from the Sydney & Wollongong NSW area and across Australia the aesthetic results they desire.
Dr Hunt’s qualifications and education
Dr Jeremy A Hunt MBBS FRACS graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine degree from Sydney University in 1990 and is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgery. He completed a Fellowship at the prestigious University of Texas in the United States, where he learnt from some of the world’s very best plastic surgeons.
Next Step – Make an Enquiry or Request a consultation with Dr Hunt
Want more information before scheduling your consultation?
- Find out more about pricing, medical payment plans and paying for your surgery
- Request more information about the procedure – call on 1300 157 200 or contact us
If ear correction surgery is something you’re considering, Dr Hunt can thoroughly explain all the options to you in a one-on-one consultation.
- Make an Enquiry or Request a consultation with Dr Hunt
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health professional.