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Natural-looking ear corrective surgery with Dr Kian

Ear corrective or reshaping surgery (also called otoplasty) is a procedure to correct deformities or reduce the prominence of your ears. One of the most common ear corrective procedures is prominent ear surgery (pinnaplasty, also known as ear pinning surgery), which is used to correct ears that protrude or stick out too much (also called “bat ear” deformity). This procedure involves the use of sutures to reposition your cartilage and pin your ears to a less prominent and more desirable position.

Ear corrective surgery also includes correcting deformities present at birth or due to trauma (including repairing piercings, split, stretched or reducing large earlobes).

  • Performed by Dr Kian, a UK-trained Consultant Plastic Surgeon
  • British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) Aesthetic Fellowship training in London & Sydney, Australia
  • Systematic approach & personalised surgery for natural-looking results
  • Experience in a wide range of ear corrective surgical procedures
  • Consultation and full aftercare provided by Dr Kian


Most people who seek ear corrective surgery would like to correct deformities that are either present at birth or as a result of previous trauma to the ear. These deformities may have a significant impact on their self esteem and result in patients being self-conscious and opting to have certain hairstyles to conceal their ears.

Ear corrective procedures encompasses a range of techniques, and this can be customised based on your individual concerns:

  • Pinnaplasty – this procedure corrects prominent ears and involves reshaping your cartilage and repositioning your ear to a more desirable position.
  • Ear piercing repair – this procedure removes and closes an unwanted ear piercing.
  • Split earlobe repair – this procedure involves repairing an earlobe that has split. This is commonly an injury due to a piercing or earring being pulled and tearing the earlobe.
  • Stretched earlobe repair – this procedure involves repairing an earlobe that is stretched due to heavy or tribal earrings.
  • Earlobe reduction – this is a procedure that reduces the size of a large earlobe.
  • Earlobe enhancement – this is a non-surgical procedure using hyaluronic acid dermal fillers to add volume to deflated earlobes as a result of ageing

During your consultation with Dr Kian, you will be able to discuss your goals and concerns. Dr Kian will discuss your options that will be best suited to your needs. He will also explain what sort of scars to expect and how long it will take to recover from surgery.

Dr Kian has had extensive training using various different techniques and types of ear corrective procedures. He will be able to tailor your procedure to ensure that you achieve natural-looking results based on your individual needs and concerns.

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Ear corrective surgery can be performed under local or general anaesthetic. These procedures are usually done as a day case procedure (meaning that you are discharged home the same day). The figures shown here will vary depending on the type of surgery you have and your individual circumstances.

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    Correct deformities or reshape your ears

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    Day case

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    7-14 days

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    6 weeks+


  1. Am I suitable for ear corrective surgery?

    Ear corrective surgery is suitable for both male and female patients of all ages. You may be seeking surgery to correct prominent ears or repair deformities in your ears that were present at birth or as a result of injury or piercings.

    If you are over 18, generally healthy, not overweight and a non-smoker, you are suitable for ear corrective surgery. Your child may also be suitable for ear corrective surgery, however it is important to explore your child’s feelings about the procedure and what their wishes are before proceeding. Occasionally, some people who seek ear corrective surgery may actually not be suitable, and may require a different treatment. For example, if you require an increase in volume of your earlobe, then dermal fillers may be more suitable for you.

  2. What will the consultation involve?

    At your consultation, you will meet Dr Kian, a fully-qualified plastic surgeon who is trained in ear corrective surgery. He will take a full medical history including details of medications, allergies and smoking. Dr Kian also always takes time to understand what your goals and concerns are.

    During your examination, the following will be assessed systematically and standard clinical photographs will be taken for your medical record:

    • Position and shape of ears
    • Ear measurements
    • Scars, piercings and signs of previous injury

    Dr Kian will then discuss your procedure with you. He will also discuss the scars that you are likely to expect. He will explain the potential risks and complications of surgery so that you make a fully-informed decision. There will be plenty of time to answer any questions that you may have and you can rest assured that Dr Kian will give you his honest, professional advice.

  3. What sort of scars can I expect?

    Ear corrective surgery scars vary depending on the deformity that needs to be corrected.  In general, for pinnaplasties the scar will be behind your ears. Earlobe surgery usually results in scarring on your earlobe. Some people are genetically more prone to raised, lumpy scars called keloid scars. Dr Kian will discuss the scars that you are likely to expect at your consultation.

  4. When will I be able to see my results?

    Ear corrective surgery surgery will produce immediate results however you will have post-surgical swelling and bruising that will take up to 2 weeks to subside. Sometimes, bruising can take several weeks to completely disappear. Full results are usually seen after 6 weeks. Scars may continue to be red initially but will usually fade well with time.

  5. What are the risks/complications?

    Most patients are very satisfied with the results of their ear corrective surgery. However, it is important to choose a surgeon who is appropriately trained in ear corrective surgery to minimise the risk of complications. During your consultation, Dr Kian will explain the potential risks and complications of your procedure. Some of these include:

    • Scar – the exact scar will depend on the specific technique and will be discussed at consultation. Some people (particularly with darker skin types) are prone to keloid scars, which are raised lumpy scars.
    • Infection – some wound infections may require antibiotic treatment.
    • Bleeding/haematoma – bleeding after surgery may require a second operation to remove the blood clot and stop any bleeding.
    • Wound healing problems – occasionally, there may be areas that take a bit longer to heal due to either infection, impaired blood supply or skin necrosis.
    • Unfavourable results – this may be due to problems with asymmetry, under- or over-correction of your problem.
    • Recurrence – this may result in a further procedure to correct the problem.
  6. How long is the recovery time?

    Recovery time is very individual, however for most people this will be between 7 to 14 days. You will be asked to keep your head elevated for at least 48 hours after the procedure to keep the swelling down. Depending on the type of surgery, you may be given a head band to wear day and night for 1 week. We would normally advise to take 1-2 weeks off work, however you may return to work sooner or later depending on how you recover and the type of work that you do. Full results take at least 6 weeks, however this will vary from person to person.

  7. What will the aftercare involve?

    Dr Kian believes that good aftercare is as important as the surgery itself. You will be given contact details to get in touch should you have any concerns after your surgery. Depending on the type of surgery, you may be given a head band or facial garment to wear after your surgery. You will have a clinic appointment approximately 1 week after your procedure to remove any non-dissolving sutures (some procedures only involve self-dissolving sutures). At this time, the wound is inspected to ensure that it is healing well and there is no infection. You will have a full review appointment with Dr Kian at approximately 6 weeks after your surgery to check that you are happy with your results and to give you long-term aftercare instructions.


If you are considering ear corrective surgery, you can rest assured that you are in safe hands with Dr Kian. His personalised approach to your care ensures that your ear corrective surgery journey is safe and smooth.

1. Consultation

Your expert consultation with Dr Kian gives you the perfect opportunity to ask any questions you might have. Dr Kian will give you honest advice on whether you are a suitable candidate for ear corrective surgery and discuss what options you have. He will take a medical history from you and perform an examination of your face and neck. Full information on what your procedure will involve, including risks and aftercare instructions, will be given.


2. Treatment

Ear corrective surgery is usually performed as a day case at a private clinic/hospital. The operation can be performed under local or general anaesthetic. You will be able to go home the same day in most cases.


3. Aftercare

You will have either dissolving or non-dissolving sutures. Non-dissolving sutures will need to be removed after approximately 1 week in clinic. You may also be given a head band or face garment to wear for a week. You will need to keep everything as clean and dry as possible for at least a week, until all the incisions have fully healed. You will be seen again for your review appointment with Dr Kian 6 weeks following your surgery.


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