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Pinning your ears back

Cosmetic Ear Surgery, ear pinning or otoplasty
is a popular cosmetic procedure to surgically pin back your protruding ears.
The procedure repositions prominent or protruding ears to create a more balanced and symmetrical look.
The aim of an otoplasty is to create a natural, understated shape with the incisions concealed behind the ear.
The cosmetic ear surgery involves reshaping ear cartilage using cartilage scoring and suture setback techniques to set the ear closer to the head.

Who is a candidate for Otoplasty

otoplasty or cosmetic ear pinning at Aesthetica

If your ears are overly prominent or if you feel your ears are unattractively shaped, then setback otoplasty surgery may be an option for you.

Ear pinning procedures are ideal for both children and adults. It is often performed on children or adolescents who are feeling self-conscious of their appearance or who have suffering years of torment.
We recommend children be over the age of 6 years.
There is no Medicare rebate for people over the age of 18.

Our procedure costs start from $5,500.

Things to consider before your Otoplasty surgery

Before you decide on an ear shaping procedure, you need to consider:

  • Exact evenness (symmetry) isn’t likely. Similar to natural ears, the position of the ears after otoplasty will not match perfectly.
  •  As with all surgical procedures, smokers are at increased risk of complications. If you are serious about undergoing ear surgery, you should try to quit smoking.

Your consultation

Please contact us today to schedule your complimentary consultation at Aesthetica.
After listening to your concerns, Dr Ashley, with over 30 years of experience, will suggest the procedure plan to address your concerns.

Otoplasty Melbourne – the procedure

There are several surgical options available.
Cosmetic ear surgery is usually performed under local anaesthesia.
However, if you are concerned about being awake, it can be done with sedation or even a general anaesthetic.
After the incision is made behind your ear, the cartilage and skin tissue reshaped. The scar is in the natural folds of your ear, over time, it will be difficult to see.
Every procedure is unique, addressing your concerns and aspirations.
All sutures will dissolve after 2 -4 weeks.

Aesthetica otoplasty procedure diagram

After your Otoplasty

After your cosmetic ear surgery, you will go home wearing a protective surgical dressing and headband over your ears.
We will change the dressing the next day.
Then you will wear the soft headband for about 10 days, then reducing to nightwear for another 4-6 weeks.
Most patients require 3 -5 days to recover from an otoplasty.
You may experience soreness, swelling and bruising, which will naturally subside in a few days.
You can resume light office work or school, and non-strenuous activities within a week and avoid strenuous exercise for four to six weeks.


How much does an Otoplasty cost

Depending on the extent of work involved, type of anaesthetic – if any, and the theatre fees, costs can vary. As a ball park figure an Otoplasty starts at $5,000.
All our fees are inclusive. They include pre and post-op care and all procedure costs. Our aftercare treatments help with scar healing and swelling reduction.

For further information or book in for a free otoplasty Melbourne consultation with one of our experienced Doctors, please email us or call us at 98246134.

Why Otoplasty


However, if you feel they protrude well beyond the range of others, it can leave you feeling self-conscious or unhappy about your looks.

Whilst there are no functional benefits to having an otoplasty or your ears pinned, it can have

  • a cosmetic benefit to one’s appearance.
  • improved self-esteem


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We encourage questions!

It is important to understand that any surgical, medical procedure or proven non-surgical treatment carries risks.
Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.