The prominent earlobes may occur on one side or, more frequently, on both sides. The defect is inherited and it is caused by incorrect position of the earlobe cartilage. The surgery is based on re-shaping of the cartilage to make the earlobes adhere to the head.
The surgery is preceded by a detailed consultation with the surgeon who explains positioning of the scars, potential risks of the procedure and the postoperative process.
The surgery is made under a local anaesthetic and it takes about 1 hour. The patients are not required to stay in hospital.
Before the surgery you will only need the blood coagulation test which will be made by your GP or it will be provided by our clinic. A week before the surgery it is necessary to stop taking any medicines such as Acylpyrin, Aspirin, Mironal which impair blood coagulation.
Please arrange that somebody drives you home after the surgery as it is not advisable to drive a car. The wound is usually redressed at the clinic in about 3 days. After this period you can wash your hair again and resume your work. However it is necessary to wear a headband and to protect the earlobes against injury /no sports/.
Cosmetic surgery is not covered by health insurance policies and the sickness note cannot be issued.
All complications are prevented during the preoperative preparation; some may occur very rarely, but they can never be completely ruled out before the surgery. Also the scar quality cannot be fully guaranteed beforehand, as this depends on the particular healing type of each individual. It is impossible to provide a 100% guarantee regarding the surgery result. The statistics worldwide state 5 – 10% of complications. As a result of these a corrective surgery may be necessary.