Cosmetic Procedures

Otoplasty (Ear surgery)

Procedure
Set prominent ears back closer to the head, or reduce the size of large ears. Most often done on children between the ages of 4 and 14 years. (May be eligible for a Medicare rebate)
Length
2 to 3 hours.
Anesthesia
Young children: usually a general. Older children or adults: general or local with sedation.
In / OutPatient
Usually outpatient.
Side Effects
Temporary throbbing, aching, swelling, redness, numbness.
Risks
Infection of cartilage. Excessive scarring. Blood clot that may need to be drained. Mismatched or artificial looking ears. Recurrence of the protrusion requiring repeat surgery.
Recovery
Back to work/school: 5-7days. Strenuous activity, contact sports: 1-2 months.
Duration
Usually permanent.

Doctors performing this procedure: Ear surgery in Australia

  Location Name Contact
  NSW, Double Bay Dr. Hodgkinson, Darryl FACCS 02 9362 7400
  NSW, Bondi Junction Dr. Moore, Colin FACCS 0414 251 234    Website
  NSW, Surry Hills Dr. Roberts-Szudzinski, Andrew (semi retired) FACCS 02 9357 7333
  NSW, Double Bay Dr. Zacharia, Michael FACCS 1300 784 064    Website