Ear Correction/Ear Pinning surgery is advised for women and men, who suffer from protruding ears. Ear position can be corrected on children (five years or older) or on teenagers – one of the parents have to be present (and sign the permission) or on adults. Ear Correction is performed under local anaesthetic and the surgery takes 1 hour.
Overnight stay at the clinic is not needed. You will be driven back to an apartment/hotel for recovery. After the Ear Pinning surgery you will be taken every 2–3 days for a free check up to the clinic. Minimum stay in Prague is 5 days after the surgery, recommended 7–14 days. Our Prague plastic surgeons use classical stitches, which need to be removed in 10–14 days after the cosmetic surgery.
IF YOU’RE CONSIDERING EAR PINNING SURGERY
Ear surgery, or otoplasty, is usually done to set prominent ears back closer to the head or to reduce the size of large ears. One of the most common aesthetic problems during childhood and adolescence is prominent ears, which can sometimes lead to social difficulties. Treatment for this condition (otoplasty) is simple, and is one of the few aesthetic procedures that can be performed on adolescents as well as adults.
This cosmetic surgery can be are performed with other facial, body or breast surgery.
PREPARATION FOR EAR CORRECTION (EAR PINNING)
Pharmaceuticals containing acetylsalicylic acid (Acylpirin, Aspirin, and Anopyrin etc.) should not be used for 3 weeks before the Ear Correction cosmetic surgery, as they decrease clotting time of blood.
In case you are a smoker you are advised to stop smoking or at least to cut down on cigarettes. Smoking slows down recovery process and it can also increase a risk or complications.
EAR PINNING OPERATION
An incision is made at the back of the ear, so that scars are not visible. The cartilage is then re-shaped, to make the appearance of the ears as natural as possible.
Ear pinning surgery (ear correction) is performed in an operation theatre. In most cases, this outpatient procedure, lasting one hour, is carried out under local anaesthetic. The most common procedures for prominent ears are correction and wide or deformed lobe correction.
POST-OPERATIONAL COURSE – EAR PINNING (OTOPLASTY)
Usually we apply a dressing, which is designed to fit perfectly over the whole ear. This dressing remains in place for 10 days. Once removed, we recommend to use an elastic headband during the night for the next 1–2 weeks, to prevent holding the ears forward during sleep. This headband is included in the price of cosmetic surgery. There may be slight discomfort and reddening of the ear, but this will disappear within 24–48 hours of the operation.
You can join sport activities and get back to full physical work in 2–3 months after the surgery. You have to be very careful especially with the sport activities, because ball shot or a vehement wrench of ears at close contact can affect the surgery effect.
In the 3 months after the surgery it is not advised to sunbathe, due to the process in the operating areas. Some of the cells involved in this process absorb pigment permanently and this way some areas could be permanently hyper pigmented.
HOW WILL I FEEL AFTER THE EAR PINNING (OTOPLASTY)?
You will probably feel tired, sleepy and suffer from pain especially in 1–2 days after the surgery.
You might also feel unhappy after a few days. This is normal and is caused due to the stress, general anaesthetic, lack of patience with the healing problems, more pain than you expected or the fact that because you underwent ear pinning – otoplasty cosmetic surgery abroad you miss your home and family.
IS THE EAR PINNING RECOVERY PAINFUL?
According to our client’s experience adults can suffer from a pain, especially the first 2 days after the surgery. However, when you will be leaving the clinic you will be given painkillers by the surgeon. You will probably feel discomfort, swelling, and numbness in the areas where surgery was performed.
POSSIBLE RISKS AND COMPLICATIONS – EAR PINNING/OTOPLASTY
The specific risks and the suitability of otoplasty for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are rare.
WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU TO PRAGUE?
- Scarf, hat or a baseball cap – to cover your head when going out
- Mild Hair Products (children’s shampoo, JOHNSON etc.)
- Clothes which you will not need to pull over your head. The best are cardigans or shirts with buttons or a zip in the front
- Jackets and jumpers with a hood on, so you can put the hood when appearing in public during recovery.
Otoplasty – Ear Pinning Surgery in Prague – Before and After Video
Page last reviewed by Tamara Ždiňáková on March 6, 2019.
Before and After Pictures – Otoplasty
Look below to find some Otoplasty (Ear Pinning) before and after pictures to give you an idea of what our plastic surgeons can achieve. More photos are available in Before and after section. As a part of free email consultation you will also receive telephone numbers on our previous clients from the UK so you can speak about their experience with us.
Questions about Otoplasty
We have tried to gather most often questions from our clients regarding Otoplasty / Ear Pinning surgery, however, if you have not recieved answers to your questions we are more than happy to help, so please do not hesitate to contact us.
Is the surgery abroad safe?
We have been specialising for treating clients from the UK and Ireland for over 20 years. As the Czech republic is a part of the European Union our plastic surgeons, medical staff and clinic have to follow the same rules as the clinics in the UK and Ireland. Every surgery caries some level of risk, so it is important for us to find out as much as we can about you prior to your arrival. We will ask you to fill in the Medical questionnaire which will be assessed by our plastic surgeons, head physician and head anaesthesiologist.
Why is surgery so cheaper compared to the prices in the UK and Ireland?
The difference in prices is mainly due to lower cost of living and wages of medical staff compared to the UK and Ireland.
Do you offer a consultation in the UK or Ireland?
No, we do not offer personal consultations with plastic surgeons in the UK or Ireland. We offer a free email consultation. We will ask you to fill in our Medical Questionnaire online and send us some photos of the areas to be treated. All information will be reviewed with a plastic surgeon specialising in the treatment requested, head physician and head anaesthesiologist. We will respond to you within 1-2 working days with cosmetic surgery package which will include details about procedure, information about your surgeon, costs, available dates and phone numbers of our previous clients from the UK and Ireland. The final decision about the extent of cosmetic surgery procedure is made at your initial consultation with your plastic surgeon at the clinic in Prague before your surgery.
Do I choose a plastic surgeon?
If one of our plastic surgeons was recommended to you you can add her or his name when contacting us. We will confirm whether this plastic surgeons is specialising in the choosen procedures. In other cases your photos will be reviewed by a plastic surgeon who is specialising in the treatment you wish to undergo. We will also provide you with some telephone numbers from our previous patients from the UK and Ireland who are happy to speak to you about their experience with us.
Can I stay shorter time than advised by you?
In your cosmetic surgery package you will receive information from your plastic surgeon what is the minimum stay in Prague for your treatment. This stay is based on the time during which most of complications can occure. During this time you will have regular check-ups with a plastic surgeon (every 2-3 days or based on healing) to make sure you are healing fine and you can return back home safely. We take your health very seriously and expect you to stay in Prague for the correct recovery time. If you leave Prague against the advice of your surgeon then you will be asked to sign a legal document taking full responsibility for your recovery and the outcome of your surgery. In signing this document, you will forfeit any right to free corrective surgery, should any problems arise. Please understand the most beautiful results and your safety is our priority.
Can I have two or more surgeries at the same time?
It depends on the type and extent of the surgeries. Please apply for our Free email consultation to find out more.
What everything is included in the price of the surgery?
Our price of Otoplasty / Ear Correction surgery includes:
- Consultation with a Prague Plastic Surgeon
- Cosmetic Surgery
- Local Anaesthesia, all Medication
- Post-operative Aftercare incl. check-ups with a plastic surgeon
- Support garment worn after Cosmetic Surgery
How do I go about booking the surgery?
First step is to apply for our Free email consultation by filling in the Medical Questionnaire and emailing us the photos. You will receive a quote with available dates and contacts on our previous clients within 1-2 working days. If you decide to book a date we will ask you to pay the deposit of £300 by a credit or debit card online based on a Booking form prepared and emailed by you. Accommodation and airport pick-up will be organised by us. More details are available in How it works section.
What will happen from my arrival to Prague?
Our driver Stan will pick you up from the airport. Stan speaks English and will help you with luggage as well as putting you at ease upon your arrival to Prague. Prior to your arrival to Prague you will be provided with Stan´s mobile number, so you can contact him directly in case of any delays. Stan will also provide you with information what time you will be picked-up the following day by our drivers for the pre-operative tests and surgery. Please pack as little as possible as it is not advised to carry heavy items after the surgery.
Is the flight included in the price?
The flights are at additonal cost starting at £50 / 60 Eur for a return flight from most UK an Irish airports. The price depends on availablity, season etc. We will provide you the list of airlines which fly to Prague and would like to ask you to book it by yourself. The flights take around 1hr 30 min.
What about the accommodation?
The accommodation is organised by us. We will email you the list of available hotels and self-catering apartments next or close to the clinic. The accommodation for one person starts at £30/night or £45 for two people. However, these prices for accommodation are just a guide. The price can vary depending on availability, exchange rates and whether it is high or low season. We will do our best to get you the best price for your accommodation. The list of available accommodation is emailed after completing free email consultation and the deposit of £300 is paid.
How is post-operative care?
While you will be in Prague recovering you will be seen by a plastic surgeon for regular check-ups every 2-3 working days or depending on your healing. You will be also given 24/7 emergency number which you can call. After the minimum stay in Prague which will be advised to you it is safe to fly back home. You will be advised on further aftercare which is necesarry to follow to achieve the best possible outcome of your surgery. After your departure from Prague we will keep in touch and you can email us any questions you have, photos of how you heal and call us on our UK freenumber: 0800 023 2592. In an unlikely event of a correction needed the treatment is provided free of charge.