Ear Re-shaping

Otoplasty and Pinnaplasty are two main ear surgery procedures we perform at Marina Plastics. Ear re-shaping is a great way to reshape or reduce the size of your ears to your exacting standards.

Ear surgery results are permanent. Younger people who get the operation done also show better results. Cartilage heals better, faster for younger people.

Overview

ear re-shaping1 out of every 6 people has deformed ears. These deformities can be a difference in size from one ear to another, different angle of origin or a difference in shape. This can be congenital, borne out of an injury or caused by deliberate alterations (usually due to heavy earrings or oversized earpieces). Age can also play a role in ear deformities. Some people barely notice their ear deformity while there are cases of people having more prominent cases than others.

We treat the ones who have a more severe ear deformity or those just wishing to have alterations made.

Protruding or misshapen ears are the main reasons why people have their ears reshaped

Best Candidates

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People with good general health and as close as possible to their ideal BMI based on age, height and other physical factors. Younger people show better results. Cartilage heals better, faster for younger people.
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People who want to alter the appearance of their ears with realistic expectations
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People who have self-confidence issues due to the size and/or shape of their ears, protrusion of ears, underdeveloped ear cartilage, torn earlobes or any other unusual or peculiar condition of the ears.
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Martin Rees

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Martin Rees is a Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon who has been in private practice since 1988, founding the Auckland…

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What to Expect

Ear surgery results are permanent.

Your ears may feel a bit tight as the stitches heal. This feeling usually goes away during the healing period.

Bleeding, numbness or infection may occur in some rare cases. Another negative outcome may be slightly asymmetrical or “cauliflower” ears.

An initial consultation will be done to assess what you essentially need for functionality with a secondary assessment done for the aesthetic purpose of the operation.

ear re-shaping procedure: otoplasty

After Surgery / Recovery

As with all types of surgical procedures, caring for the areas where sutures were made is the highest priority. Follow your surgeon’s instruction for the proper care of affected areas.

Utmost care and priority must be given to ensure the safety of the individual’s ears during the recovery period.

Swelling and bruising are usually down to a minimum for ear re-shaping procedures although this varies from patient to patient.

An elastic bandage around the head is used to protect the ears especially while sleeping.
Take extra care with children to ensure they do not pick or scratch ears during the healing period.

Procedure Planner

Initial Meeting

45 – 60 minutes

Pre-op

30 – 45 minutes

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Procedure Time

1 – 2 hours

Recovery Time

2 – 6 weeks

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Post-op Follow Up

1 week

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