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Some facts about traditional ear surgery

Traditional ear surgery (otherwise known as ‘otoplasty’) is surgery that can change the shape and size of your ears, or pin them back if they are prominent. Here are a few facts about traditional ear surgery, and how Earfold® compares, to help you decide what’s right for you.


Recovery: Most forms of traditional ear surgery take up to six weeks to recover from. Earfold® has been designed to be minimally invasive, any pain typically subsides within 24-48 hours, and no bandages are required so you should be able to return to work as soon as you feel comfortable.


Positioning: With traditional ear surgery, the final result is often in the hands of your surgeon. Earfold® let you choose the position of your ears BEFORE the procedure.


Procedure: Most forms of traditional ear surgery take up to two hours to complete. The Earfold® procedure typically takes about 20 minutes.


For more information on the advantages of Earfold® compared to traditional ear surgery (otherwise known as ‘otoplasty’) watch the video here.

“I found the general surgery quite daunting…there was too much grey, too much unknown, in the process for me.” James, 40

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James's Earfold® story

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