Earstitch surgery is a safe, minimalist approach to prominent ear correction, it is usually performed under local anaesthetic as a day case procedure and takes around 15 minutes per ear.
Earstitch is suitable for all ears. Whether ear prominence is due to softness of the anti-helical fold (for which an earFold might also be suitable) or to having a deep conchal bowl, an earstitch procedure can always be used.
The procedure for earstitching is highly versatile. Your surgeon will make a small incision on the back of the ear with any of 4 stitch placements will be used based on what correction is required. The angle of the ear’s anti-helical fold is changed and the conchal bowl is set back.
There will be no bandages required after your surgery as there is minimal swelling. You can expect to make a rapid full recovery returning to normal activity within the next day.