Commonly referred as Ear Pinning, Otoplasty is a Plastic Surgery procedure that reshapes the ears to improve their appearance. Available in Sydney, Ear Pinning can can change the size and angle of prominent ears, reduce ear asymmetries and repair congenital abnormalities. Each client is different and there are a range of factors to consider when planning an Ear Pinning procedure. CosMediTour Plastic Surgeons in Sydney will tailor your Otoplasty approach to secure the best possible surgical outcomes for you.
From your surgery, hospital and more, our comprehensive Otoplasty packages include:
- FRACS Plastic Surgeon Fees
- General Anaesthetist Fees
- Premier Private Hospital Fees
- Personal Client Support Manager to Support You All The Way
* Package prices reflect a standard case. Higher package prices apply for cases with a greater degree of surgical complexity, or for surgical add-ons. Please refer to Package information for standard inclusions or complete your free Online Assessment to receive your personalised surgical recommendation and quote.
Why Choose CosMediTour?
CosMediTour is commited to delivering exceptional results for their clients. We deliver countless Ear Pinning procedures each year. Read on to discover why thousands of clients have entrusted us with their Plastic Surgery journey.
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Free Surgical Assessments
CosMediTour’s free Otoplasty surgery assessment is completed right in the comfort of your home. Easy and obligation-free, it’s a convenient way to see if you’re a suitable candidate for surgery, to ask questions and determine whether Ear Pinning is the right decision for you.
We have nothing to hide. Our Ear Pinning packages are all-inclusive, with no agency fees or hidden costs.
As Australia’s largest Plastic Surgery group, CosMediTour has supported thousands of clients through their Plastic Surgery Journey.
Leading Plastic Surgeons
We partner with some of the country’s best Plastic Surgeons. Our highly experienced Plastic Surgeons are renowned for their high standards of care and outstanding results.
The level of support you’ll receive as a CosMediTour client is second-to-none. Our clients have access to their own Client Manager—a dedicated, friendly expert who will ensure you’re feeling happy and confident as you prepare for surgery. We also provide free video consultations and assist with arrangements to create a smooth medical travel experience for our clients all over Australia, and the world.
Multiple Surgery Locations
We offer our clients a world of choice when it comes to where you’d like to have your surgery, with world-class Plastic Surgery facilities across Sydney, the Gold Coast and Internationally.
What is Otoplasty?
Otoplasty or Ear Pinning Surgery involves the removal of excess tissue in the ear and the repositioning of cartilage. Otoplasty typically addresses congenital issues; that is, concerns that have been with clients since birth. Ear Pinning surgery can:
- Change the Angle of Protruding Ears
- Make Large Ears Smaller or Improve Ear Size in Proportion to your Facial Features
- Correct Large Earlobes
- Fix or Repair Stretched Earlobes
- Repair Constricted Ears in the case of Cupped Ears or Lop Ears
- Improve Ear Symmetry when One Ear Protrudes differently to the other
- Repair Congenital Abnormalities such as Stahl’s Ear Deformity.
- Enhance Comfort particularly when wearing Hats
- Address Earlobe Volume Loss
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In tailoring your Otoplasty procedure, your Surgeon will consider a number of factors, including:
- Degree of Protrusion – how far the ears stick out from the side of your head.
- Asymmetries – In cases of asymmetry, both ears will be altered surgically to ensure balance and prevent the need for future surgical revisions.
- Amount of excess skin and cartilage.
Recovery periods vary from person to person; however, clients must rest for 48 hours after their Ear Pinning Procedure and allow 2 – 3 weeks for post-surgery recovery. Healing is an individual process but a full recovery generally takes place over 4 weeks. During this time, swelling will subside.
When considering any surgical procedure, it is important to understand that despite choosing a skilled plastic surgeon, receiving care in a premium hospital, and following recovery protocols, all surgical procedures carry risk and complications can still occur.
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Before & After Gallery.
Discover what our highly-qualified, experienced Plastic Surgeons are capable of achieving by viewing our Before and After Otoplasty Surgery Gallery. All images featured in the gallery are actual CosMediTour clients who have given consent to have their photos published.
Please note that results vary between individuals, and the images shared in the gallery do not guarantee that your outcome will be the same. Images may contain nudity and are not intended for people under the age of 18.
What To Expect.
Otoplasty At A Glance.
Your Enquiry &
Start your journey by connecting with our friendly Client Support Specialists. Over the phone or by video chat, you’ll get the answers to all of your questions, understand if you’re a suitable candidate for surgery, and receive your personalised surgical recommendation.
Your Surgeon Consultation
Meet with your Plastic Surgeon to discuss your desired outcomes and plan your procedure. Your Surgeon will assess your skin, cartilage, degree of protrusion and symmetry before recommending the best approach to suit your needs.
Your Plastic Surgery
Your surgery will take place in one of our state-of-the-art, accredited private hospitals. You will be placed under general anaesthetic for the duration of the procedure (up to 1 hour). Once complete, and assuming good general health, clients can return home 2 to 3 hours after they wake.
Your Recovery Period
Plan for at least 2 days of downtime after your Otoplasty. Discomfort will subside quickly, and, in many cases, clients can return to work after 48 hours. Dressings and a post-operative head band must be worn for up to 12 days. Your Plastic Surgeon will advise when it’s safe to resume contact sports and swimming.
Frequently Asked Questions.
Great decisions start with great questions; so ask us as many as you can to see if Otoplasty is right for you. To help you get started, here are answers to the questions we’re most commonly asked.
How long will swelling and bruising last after Ear Pinning surgery?
Post-operative swelling will begin to subside within a week of your Ear Pinning procedure. Bruising typically lasts for around 10 days, but it’s important to note that all clients experience recovery differently. To ensure optimal healing, follow your Plastic Surgeon’s tailored advice.
Is Ear Pinning Painful?
Ear Pinning surgery is done under general anaesthetic, so there is no pain during the procedure. Post-surgery, you may experience mild to moderate discomfort. As with all aspects of your recovery, your Plastic Surgeon will provide tailored advice on pain management and prescribe medication as required.
How long does Ear Pinning take?
Ear Pinning surgery generally takes 1 hour to complete. In some cases, it can be performed under local anaesthetic but, more commonly, general anaesthetic is required. In most cases, clients can leave hospital 2 to 3 hours after they wake.
What will I look like immediately after Ear Pinning surgery?
Following Otoplasty surgery, your ears will be wrapped in gauze with a soft headband to protect and keep them in place. You can expect your ears to be swollen and bruised beneath the gauze, but this will subside over the first 2 weeks. Your dressings and headbands must be worn for 10 to 12 days.
Are the results of Ear Pinning surgery permanent?
Yes, Otoplasty results are permanent. Our Plastic Surgeons use sutures to create the desired shape of the ear. In some cases, the cartilage is scored and bent into position as an added measure. These are long-lasting techniques and the need for future surgery is very rare.
How long is the Recovery Time After Otoplasty?
While some clients can return to work 48 hours after their Ear Pinning procedure, the ears will still be bruised, swollen and covered with dressings and a headband. Most clients choose to return to work after 7 days post-surgery—at this point, the swelling will have subsided, and bruising will be minimal.
Clients are required to sleep on their back for at least 1 week to reduce excess ear pressure.
Light exercise can resume 3 weeks after surgery. Contact sports, strenuous exercise, and swimming must be avoided until your Plastic Surgeon advises.