Patient Case Study of Ear Surgery Otoplasty

Patient Case Study of Ear Surgery Otoplasty

Ear Surgery Case Study & Patient Success Stories

As a craniofacial surgeon, Dr Hunt performs a number of ear procedures, also known as otoplasty. The most common reason patients will have ear surgery is because they have particularly prominent or sticky-out ears.  Case study shows patients will often talk about being teased or bullied in their school years, if they have particularly prominent ears. 

Commonly patients will have their ears “pinned back” as a result, at around about 7 or 8 years of age or decide to undergo the surgery as a young adult, leaving school or university, moving into their chosen professional field. Otoplasty patients are often greatly relieved, that after many years of bullying and harassment, they can freely tie their hair up and have a newfound confidence. once they know that their ears are not the most prominent feature on their face.

Patient Success Stories of Ear Surgery – Otoplasty Patient Results by Dr Jeremy Hunt Sydney & Wollongong NSW

Case Study of Ear Surgery by Dr Jeremy Hun Best Ear Surgeon Sydney

Ear Surgery by Dr Jeremy Hunt Before and After Image Ear Surgery 14 Edited Scaled

Ear Surgery by Dr Jeremy Hunt Before and After Image Ear Surgery Patient 8 Front Scaled


Ear Surgery by Dr Jeremy Hunt Before and After Image Ear Surgery 5 Front Scaled

Case Study Prominent Ears – About Otoplasty or Ear Pinning Surgery

Otoplasty is best performed under a general anaesthetic in a hospital that is fully accredited with the anaesthetic given by a fully accredited anaesthetist.  An incision is made behind the ears so it is hidden and through that I can access the cartilage underlying the skin and manipulate that to reposition it so that the ear is not prominent.

Case Study Prominent Ears – Recovery Time after Otoplasty or Pinnaplasty Ear Surgery

Downtime from the surgery is approximately 7-10 days with a bandage in place. You’ll begin to notice significant improvements in the appearance of your ears in just 2 to 3 weeks and you can return to normal physical sporting activities after 6 weeks.  You should plan to take about two weeks off to recover from otoplasty as your ears will be swollen and discoloured. Full recovery usually takes around six weeks and a support headband must be worn at night for four weeks after surgery to prevent damage.

There are a number of things you can do to speed up your recovery time, like lots of bed rest, limiting physical activity, eating well, drinking plenty of fluids and getting lots of sleep. Reduce your work social commitments for the advised length of time and follow Dr Hunt’s recovery instructions to ensure you recover speedily and with no complications.

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About Dr Jeremy Hunt – Plastic Surgeon

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Dr Jeremy Hunt is one of Australia’s leading specialist plastic surgeons for breast, body, face and nose surgery.

He is a member of FRACS & ASPS and has over 20 years of experience providing expert cosmetic and plastic surgery in Sydney.

Careful, considerate and honest, Dr Jeremy Hunt works with you to find a solution that is best for your body and your lifestyle. Every patient is unique and, through his expert guidance,

Dr Hunt’s personal, one-on-one service and attention to detail has given thousands of women and men from the Sydney & Wollongong NSW area and across Australia the confidence and body shape they desire.

Dr Hunt’s qualifications and education

Dr Jeremy A Hunt MBBS FRACS graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine degree from Sydney University in 1990 and is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgery. He completed a Fellowship at the prestigious University of Texas in the United States, where he learnt from some of the world’s very best plastic surgeons.

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Dr Jeremy Hunt FRACS - Specialist Plastic Surgeon

Dr Jeremy Hunt is one of Australia’s leading specialist plastic surgeons. With over 20 years’ experience and thousands of happy patients, Dr Hunt is the smart choice for your plastic surgery or non-surgical procedure.

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