Ears

Surgery For Split Ear Lobes

If you are a lover of earrings split ear lobes may be a concern of yours. Prolonged wearing of earrings or multiple earlobe piercings can result in an unsightly split earlobe. A simple procedure could restore your earlobe and allow you to continue wearing earrings.

 

Procedure

Split ear lobe repair is usually performed under local anaesthetic and the skin of the earlobe is refashioned and repaired with multiple small stitches. This is a short procedure and is completed within 30 minutes.

 

Recovery

Split ear lobe repair is generally a painless procedure and the stitches are removed at the 7 day review with Mr Coombes. There is no down time and you may return to work straight away as there are no bandages involved in your recovery.

Surgery For Prominent Ears

Ear surgery, pinnaplasty or otoplasty, is performed on children and adults that serves to correct overly prominent or protruding ears. It is usually done to set prominent ears back closer to the head or to reduce the size of large ears. Various problems such as protruding ears, or the “lop” ear when the tip seems to fold down can be corrected by surgery.

This is one of Mr Coombes’ favourite procedures because of the significant difference it can make with self-esteem. Often times, kids with protruding ears complain of significant teasing and/or bullying throughout their childhood. With a simple procedure Mr Coombes’ aims to restore feelings of security and build self-confidence in every patient.

Procedure

Otoplasty can be performed under local anaesthetic, or in combination with sedation or under a general anaesthetic. The surgery involves an incision behind the ear so any scars are hidden and invisible. This procedure is performed under 60 minutes.

 

Recovery

You may go home after the procedure and rest. A head bandage is worn for 7 days following the procedure and is removed at the 7 day review appointment with Mr Coombes. Typically, you will not feel any pain after an otoplasty however due to the bandage worn around the head, it is recommended that you stay home from work/school until after your 7 day review. In order to prevent relapse of prominent ears Mr Coombes recommends that a head band is worn for up to six weeks following the surgery at night time.

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