Ear Reshaping Surgery


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 your ears may be slightly swollen and bruised. However, all discomfort should disappear after about 10-14 days.

After the procedure your ears may be slightly swollen and bruised. However, all discomfort should disappear after about 10-14 days. The dressing is usually changed two days after the surgery. Skin sutures are removed between day 3 and 8, and your dressing on the head will be changed to a band. Over the next two to six months the auricle cartilage will undergo remodelling. You will be able to see the final outcome once the auricle recovery processes has come to an end.

Ear reshaping surgery can be carried out in children as young as seven years old. Usually the procedure is carried out under full anaesthesia, unless your child is much older, in which case a local anaesthesia is sufficient.

In most cases, otoplasty is performed under local anaesthesia. A short-term intravenous anaesthesia may be used as an exception in children. There is usually no need for painkillers after the operation.

Surgical ear reshaping is considered to be a safe procedure with a negligible risk of complications and no impact on the patient’s overall health. All incisions are made at the back of the ear, so sutures and postoperative scars are not visible.

Ear Reshaping Surgery - Price


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Prominent Ear Reshaping

1 500 €

2 000 €


Rolled Ear Surgery

1 550 €

2 000 €


Ear Reduction

1 550 €

2 000 €


Ear Reconstruction

3 300 €

4 900 €


Separating auricle from cranium

1 400 €

1 800 €