Ear surgery or otoplasty aims to correct aesthetic imperfections

Prominent Ear Correction is Life changing surgery that can help improve your confidence and appearance Changing the size, shape or position of your ears through ear surgery (otoplasty) can have a dramatic effect on your appearance and your confidence. Ear surgery achieves immediate, impactful results that can last a lifetime. Whether your child is being teased because of protruding ears, bat ears or you have finally decided to make a change & have surgery to reduce the size of your own ears, Dr Hunt can help.

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Children’s Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)

Unlike most other plastic surgeries, the earlier children’s ears are corrected the better. Dr Hunt encourages you to book a consultation for your child as soon as possible, once they turn six.

Your child’s ear is in the very best hands with Dr Hunt – he’s not only Supervisor of Plastic Surgery Training and a Consultant Surgeon at Sydney Children’s Hospital, but he’s also got four young daughters of his own. He’ll ensure your child feels safe, comfortable and is thrilled with the final result.

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Benefits of Ear Surgery

Ear surgery or otoplasty is the procedure performed at the level of the ears to make them smaller or bring them closer to the head. The procedure delivers natural results and is associated with multiple benefits such as:

  • Proportionate ears
  • Brings harmony to the features of the face
  • No significant scars left behind
  • Increased self-confidence
Recovery after Ear Surgery - Dr Jeremy Hunt - Sydney

Recovery after Ear Surgery

The recovery period after ear pinning surgery is not overly challenging. You can expect a certain level of discomfort to occur during the 24 hours or first few days post-op. Take the analgesic medication to alleviate the pain and discomfort.

It is best to avoid strenuous physical activities during the first week or two after ear surgery and make sure to take time off from work to allow your body to heal. Here are more recommendations for the recovery period after ear surgery:

  • Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol for at least two weeks
  • Avoid steam rooms and saunas
  • Have a healthy and balanced diet
  • Keep the incisions site clean and dry at all times
  • Keep your body hydrated

To avoid risks and complications that could occur during the recovery period make sure to follow Dr Hunt’s indications.

Ear Surgery Costs Sydney - How much does an otoplasty cost in Sydney NSW? Prices & Fees

The cost of Ear Surgery in Sydney, Australia varies for each patient depending on the type of procedure, the results you want and the time required in theatre.

With every patient’s needs being slightly different, it’s difficult to determine a standard otoplasty cost without scheduling a personalised consultation with Dr Hunt. Not all patients need a significant amount of ear cartilage removed, ears pinned back or reshaped, while others do. Whether or not you need a general or local anaesthetic will alter the final otoplasty cost.

Adults generally only need a local anaesthetic, while children are more comfortable with a general anaesthetic. If you will be repairing your earlobes at the same time, which is quite common, the ear surgery cost will be slightly higher.

Your total otoplasty cost will include surgeon’s fee, anaesthetist fee, hospital fees and surgical aftercare & support.

Under certain conditions, some patients may be eligible for a Medicare rebate, which will cover some of the costs of this procedure. Dr Hunt can tell you more about whether this is possible during your consultation once your requirements have been determined.

You can also learn more about possible Medicare & Health Fund coverage for Otoplasty, an Ear Surgery Payment Plan, or the costs for ear surgery on our Surgical Costs page.

Take the next step today

With over 20 years of experience as a facial plastic surgeon, Dr Jeremy Hunt has built a reputation in Sydney for his ability to get the best results using the most innovative surgical techniques.

Dr Hunt prides himself on the level of care and attention he offers and that begins from the day of first consultation.

Join the thousands of happy past patients today by booking a consultation with Dr Hunt at your earliest convenience.

During your facial consultation, Dr Hunt will review your medical history, perform a comprehensive assessment of your ears and facial features, discuss risks and any concerns and provide you with an accurate cost for your ear surgery procedure.

Dr. Jeremy Hunt prides himself on providing some of the best Ear Surgery Sydney has to offer.

Next Step – Fill in the Enquiry form or call Dr Hunt’s Team on 1300 157 200 .


Meet Dr Maryam Seyedabadi

Dr Maryam Seyedabadi has recently joined the Edgecliff practice of Dr Jeremy Hunt and is available now for consultations on a range of plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery including Labiaplasty & Liposuction.

She is just one of the very few dually qualified Specialist Plastic Surgeons, completing both medical and dental degrees. This gives her an excellent skillset and ability for face surgery, orthognathic & jaw surgery.

Dr Maryam can offer a completely female surgical team in theatre for the many patients who prefer being operated on in a women-only or more female-friendly private hospital environment.



Meet Dr Jeremy Hunt

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

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health professional.


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Otoplasty FAQs

Should I have ear surgery?


If you (or your child) are unhappy with the size, shape or position of your ears, you are the perfect candidate for otoplasty. You’ll finally be able to get that short haircut, embrace the ponytail or wearing a headband and smile for photographs with pride!

What's involved with ear surgery?


Dr Hunt will explain his proposed approach to your ear surgery in detail during your personal consultation. However all ear surgery is performed under a general anesthetic administered by one of Dr Hunt’s preferred anesthetists in the hospital of your choice.

In most cases, Dr Hunt will make an incision at the back of your ear, and either remove some cartilage or fold it back onto itself before suturing it together.
Dissolving sutures are used, so you don’t need to have them removed, and any scarring is usually very faint and hidden in the creases behind the ear.

The whole procedure will take around one hour.

When can I go home?


Most ear surgery patients go home the day of their surgery. You’ll be given a prescription for medication to minimise any discomfort.

When you get home, you should rest in bed for the remainder of the day.

Will I have to return for post-operative care?


You’ll see Dr Hunt four to five days after your surgery, at which time your dressing will be removed.

How long will I be off work?


Recovery is fast and you should only expect to need a week off work.

When can I resume my normal activities?


Full recovery takes around six weeks, although you can resume your normal activities around two weeks after surgery. During this time, your ears will be swollen and bruised.

When will I see the end result?


Complete healing may take up to a year, although you’ll have a very good sense of your results by the six week mark.

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About Dr Jeremy Hunt

Dr Hunt has worked with thousands of patients across his 20-year career. He is widely regarded as a top plastic surgeon in Australia. This is reflected in his role as Spokesperson for the ASPS – Australian Society of Plastic Surgery. Dr Hunt is also a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) and Supervisor of Plastic Surgery Training at Sydney Children’s Hospital.


Dr Maryam Seyedabadi

Dr Maryam Seyedabadi has recently joined Dr Hunt’s practice in Edgecliff and is now available for consultations on a range of plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery for breast, body and face.

She is just one of the very few dually qualified Specialist Plastic Surgeons, completing both medical and dental degrees. This gives her an excellent skillset and ability for face surgery, orthognathic & jaw surgery.

As a Sydney Female Plastic Surgeon, Dr Maryam offers surgery by women for women. She is supported in clinic & theatre by a completely female surgical team for those who prefer being operated on in a women-only or more female-friendly private hospital environment.