Otoplasty/Pinning Back Ears


  • Unilateral or Bilateral Prominent Ears
  • Poorly formed folds in the ears
  • Bullying due to appearance of ears
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  • None if the child is not bothered by the appearance themselves
  • Once the child is over 5 years of age surgery under general anaesthetic

After Care

  • An overnight stay in hospital
  • A head dressing day and night for 2 weeks followed by removal of stitches
  • No washing hair until the removal of sutures
  • Wear the head dressing for another 2 weeks in bed only
  • No contact sport for 8 – 12 weeks
Different types of Sutures and Stitches Diagram