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Ear Reshaping Surgery

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Never again hear anyone talking about your sticking-out ears

The ear reshaping surgery or otoplasty is performed to correct earlobe defects or to decrease or increase earlobes, for instance, when ears are folded. Depending on a patient age, the procedure is performed under a local or general anaesthesia. An incision is made on the backside of the ear to uncover cartilage. The ear cartilage is restructured and statures are placed to stabilize the remodelled ear shape. The cutaneous wound is stitched up and a dressing is applied.

Post-surgery recovery

After the surgery, your ears may be swollen and slightly bruised but swelling and bruising should disappear after 10-14 days. Your dressing is usually changed 2 days after the surgery. Sutures are removed between the 3rd and 8th day after the surgery and a head dressing is replaced with a head band. When the surgery is performed under a local anaesthesia, you may leave the clinic immediately after the procedure. When the surgery is performed under a general anaesthesia you need to stay in our clinic at least for a few hours.

You need to protect your ears against any trauma for a few weeks after the surgery.

Frequently asked questions

After the procedure, the ears may be slightly swollen and bruised. However, all complaints should stop after about 10-14 days.

After the procedure, the ears may be slightly swollen and bruised. However, all complaints should stop after about 10-14 days. The dressing is usually changed 2 days after surgery. Between 3 and 8 days, skin sutures are removed - the dressing turns into a band. Over the next two to even six months, the cartilage of the auricle will undergo reconstruction. Only after cessation of regenerative processes of the auricle can the final effect of correction of protruding ears be assessed.


Ear correction surgery can be performed on a 7-year-old child. Usually, the child undergoes full anesthesia, unless it is much older, then local anesthesia is sufficient. 

In most cases, otoplasty is performed under local anesthesia. The exception may be children who are given short-term intravenous anesthesia. There is usually no need for painkillers after surgery.

Surgical ear correction is considered a safe procedure, characterized by a negligible risk of complications, without affecting the patient's overall health. All cuts are made on the back of the auricle, so that no post-operative sutures and scars are visible.

Useful information

Procedure duration ca. 60 minutes
Required lab tests blood group, complete blood count, ESR, clotting screen (APTT and INR), creatinine, glucose level, electrolytes (Na, K), urine test, hepatitis B vaccine
Type of anaesthesia for adolescent and adult patients: local; for children: general
Length of stay same-day discharge
Convalescence up to 8 days
Suture removal on day 3 -8
Dressing change when removing sutures
Contraindications bleeding diathesis, coagulation disorders, unregulated high blood pressure, unregulated diabetes, purulent infection of the skin and mucous membranes, pregnancy

Ear reshaping surgery after and before

Ear Reshaping Surgery - Price

Treatment: Price from: Price to:
1 Rolled Ear Surgery 6 000 PLN 7 000 PLN
2 Ear Reduction 6 000 PLN 7 000 PLN
3 Ear Reconstruction 10 000 PLN 15 000 PLN
4 Separating auricle from cranium 5 000 PLN 6 000 PLN

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