Plastic, Reconstructive & Cosmetic Surgery - Ear Surgery
Ear Surgery
Prominent Ear Correction (Otoplasty) Print E-mail
Otoplasty is a commonly performed surgical procedure to correct ears which stick out too far from the side of the head and to improve the shape of the ears. It can be performed to correct asymmetries between the two ears as well as to bring the ear position more into harmony with the rest of the face. This can improve your appearance and enhance your self esteem, making you feel more confident with yourself.
Ear Reconstruction Print E-mail

Ears that are missing parts or are deformed due to birth defects, trauma or previous surgery may be corrected using cartilage grafts from the rib or the other ear. This procedure often requires 2 separate operations which are separated by several months. In Australia it is recommended that for children with birth defects such as microtia, it is often best to wait until the age of 10 years before performing the surgery.


Dr Nicholas Lotz, MBBS BSc(Med) FRACS