Your consultation is your opportunity to see if Earfold® is right for you, and choose how your ears will look BEFORE the permanent implants are put in on the day of your procedure.
First, you and your consultant will discuss how you feel about the current position of your ears, and how you would like them to look with Earfold®.
Then you and your consultant will change the position of your ears by using 1 or 2 temporary positioners per ear. Where they are on the outside of your ear is exactly where your consultant will insert them under the skin on the day of your procedure. So you are in control of the new position of your ears. The use of temporary positioners to decide the final look of the ear is unique to Earfold®, and cannot easily be achieved with standard otoplasty.
To find out more about what you can expect at your consultation, see real Earfold® patients have theirs in the video above.
“I wanted my ears flat against my head but you ultimately decide if you want it a little bit back. It’s so adjustable and it’s so quick. You have ultimate control of how you look." Kathleen, 26
The Earfold® procedure typically takes about 20 minutes, and only uses local anaesthetic. Here's a summary of what you can expect on the day of your procedure:
“Takes typically fifteen to twenty minutes and can be carried out under a local anaesthetic.” Mr Kang, Consultant Plastic Surgeon and inventor of Earfold®
“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
Earfold® has been designed to be as minimally invasive as possible, but it is a medical treatment, so there are a few things to bear in mind after the procedure:
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