Otoplasty

Surgical Otoplasty in Essendon

Prominent ears that protrude significantly from the head are generally a result of a malformation of cartilage during a baby’s developmental stages. While they do not necessarily cause any functional problems, they can leave a person feeling self-conscious about their appearance as they get older. Thankfully there are ways to rectify this problem, enabling the ears to be repositioned and pinned back closer to the head so the appearance of ‘bat ears’ isn’t as obvious. If you’d like to get back your self-confidence after years of protruding ears and wish to seek assistance from a prominent ears specialist, now’s the time to make an appointment for professional ear pinning at the Visage Medical Aesthetics clinic in Essendon.

How Does Incisionless Ear Pinning Work?

Here at Visage Medical Aesthetics, we’re happy to provide non-surgical bat ear correction in Melbourne that repositions your ears and restores facial symmetry without the need for general anaesthetic or cutting ear cartilage. While it’s not a completely non-invasive treatment, incisionless ear pinning involves the patient being administered a local anaesthetic as non-absorbable surgical threads are gently placed beneath the skin and tiny sutures used to reshape the anti-helical fold of the ear. The entire treatment should take about an hour in total for both ears. One or two days recovery may be required, and results should start to show between three and six months later as the ear cartilage begins to adjust to its new shape.

Otoplasty is the name given to the procedure intended to either reposition prominent ears that protrude more than normal from the head or reduce the size of ears that might be proportionally larger to the person’s head size. It is a mostly cosmetic treatment, as the size, shape and positioning of the ears can have a significant effect on a person’s appearance, but the results can have important benefits for a patient’s confidence and self-esteem. Visage Medical Aesthetics clinic in Essendon provides non-surgical otoplasty treatment for people looking to restore their facial symmetry and enjoy a better quality of life. Find out what we can do for you.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does the procedure take?

Generally, the procedure takes about an hour to complete on both ears, including time for the local anaesthetic to take effect.

Can I have incisionless otoplasty on one ear only?

Yes. If only one of your ears happens to be protruding normally and needs repositioning, we’ll do the procedure on just the one ear.

How long should it take for results to start showing?

It can take anywhere from three to six months for the procedure to start showing obvious physical effects, as the cartilage needs time to readjust to its new shape.

Is the treatment permanent?

The treatment is considered to be permanent, however it can be reversed in the early stages if the outcomes aren’t to satisfaction.

Is there any scarring?

There’s no scarring, but there might be signs of needle punctures initially which should subside after a week.

Don’t Let Your Ears Hold You Back

If you want to enjoy the boost in self confidence that comes from improving your appearance by repositioning your ears, now’s the time to make an appointment at Visage Medical Aesthetics clinic in Essendon. We cater to residents in nearby suburbs too, so if you want otoplasty treatment in Strathmore, Lower Plenty or elsewhere, give us a call or contact us online.

Book an Appointment Today

Once the effects of incisionless bat ear correction start to show, your confidence and self-esteem will also begin to improve. You’ll feel like nothing is holding you back! If you’d like more information on non-surgical ear pinning and how it differs from the surgical option, don’t hesitate to speak to our ear repositioning specialist at Visage Medical Aesthetics. Our clinic is based in Essendon but caters to residents in Moonee Ponds, Lower Plenty and other surrounding suburbs in Melbourne. Give us a call or contact us online today.