Prominent Ear Correction

(Bat Ears)

Prominent Ear Correction (Bat Ear Correction) involves re-shaping and positioning the ears in order to set them back closer to the head. It does not change the size of the ear itself . The operation attempts to address two facets of the ear; its shape and its position. The changes in shape arise from the folds in the cartilage of the ear, which must be re-shaped. After correction, this usually allows the ear to fall further back on the head and is often all that is required. Sometimes, however, sutures are needed to pull the ear back. Mr Price will advise you at your consultation what will be required.

The operation takes place through an incision behind the ear and, occasionally, a small incision in front of the ear. The cartilage is re-shaped and, sometimes, a small piece removed. The incision is sutured with dissolving stitches and a head bandage put on.

After the operation, your ears will be glued to the side of your head and a lightweight bandage applied, which stays in position over the next week, until you return to clinic to have it removed. At that time you will see most of the benefit of the operation for the first time, although the ears will still be bruised and swollen for a number of weeks. After the dressing is removed, you will need to wear a bandage or headband at night for the next four weeks. This is to stop you folding the ear out during sleep and adversely affecting the result.

To make an appointment to discuss Prominent Ear Correction (Bat Ears) surgery in Cambridge, please contact Mr Price’s secretary.