Ear correction

It is almost impossible to hide a misalignment of the ears. And by the time you get to the swimming pool, long hair doesn't help anymore and you can see it: the common sail ears.



“Because not everyone likes to wear long hair to cover it up.”

Ear correction

Ear correction (for protruding ears and "winged ears")

If the ear cartilage has grown unfavorably, the ears can stick out from birth - and that is often not easy for those affected. It is therefore recommended that children's ears be corrected around the age of five, i.e. shortly before they start school, as this can avoid psychological stress factors. The shape of the cartilage (also in adults) is corrected so that the ear can be placed backwards.

Ear correction

Ear correction at a glance

  • Operation duration: 1-2 hours
  • Hospital stay: outpatient
  • Head bandage: 2 days
  • Headband: 2 weeks
  • Sport: after 2 - 3 weeks
  • Social: after 2 weeks

Vor der Op

  • For a period of around 14 days before the ear correction, you should avoid medications that contain acetylsalicylic acid (e.g. aspirin, ASA, etc.), as these impair blood clotting.
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  • You should also largely avoid alcohol, cigarettes and sleeping pills. Nicotine can also reduce blood flow and delay wound healing. Therefore, avoid nicotine two weeks before the operation and also during the wound healing phase.
  • Nach der Op

    • Head bandage: two days, then headband
    • Stitch removal: after 10 days
    • Headband: 2 weeks (day), 4 weeks (night)
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    The procedure is carried out on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia or in twilight sleep. In children it is often done under a small general anesthesia. The ear can be shaped and shaped through an incision behind the auricle. Using new techniques, simply working on the ear cartilage with a file can lead to an aesthetic result without making any major cuts.


    Swelling and bruising may occur but will disappear within the first 10 days.

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    Dr. Shirin Milani

    Specialist in plastic, aesthetic and reconstructive surgery

    Dr. Shirin Milani