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A different kind of otoplasty

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Earfold® vs. otoplasty

Surgery to ‘pin back’ the ears is known as otoplasty. This procedure is normally carried out under general anaesthetic (though in some cases local anaesthetic may be used) and takes around one to two hours. Traditional otoplasty is a surgical operation that involves cutting the ear open to expose the ear cartilage. The ear is then reshaped or set back towards the head by removing small pieces of cartilage, scoring or stitching the remaining cartilage into the desired shape. Recovery time can be up to six weeks.


The benefits of Earfold® means:

  • Short recovery compared to otoplasty – no bandages so you can return to work as soon as you feel comfortable
  • You can choose the position of your ears BEFORE treatment
  • Fast treatment – the procedure typically takes about 20 minutes for both ears
  • The procedure is carried out under local anaesthetic


“The procedure didn't affect my working life at all. I had a half day off the day before and back the next day, absolutely fine.” Toby, 36

UK/0879/2016f February 2017