Otoplasty surgery to treat all ear defects

Many of us experience ear shape issues that can impact our self-esteem and overall well-being. Undesirable ear curves or excessive protrusion can significantly affect our confidence and self-image.

At our center, we specialize in otoplasty, a cosmetic procedure that can address concerns about ear size, shape, or protrusion. We use advanced techniques to deliver long-lasting results, that enhance your overall appearance and boost your self-confidence.

About otoplasty

Otoplasty is a procedure that changes the shape and size of the ears or reattaches them if they protrude from the head. The plastic surgeon removes excess cartilage from the ear and attaches the ears back using an ear clip.

Protruding ear correction (also known as pinnaplasty) is a procedure used to modify the shape or location of excessively prominent ears. This operation can be performed on adults under local anesthesia, but children require general anesthesia.

Eligible candidates for ear plastic surgery include:

  • Adult children with prominent ears.
  • The ear size is not proportional to the adult or child’s head size.
  • The ears are asymmetrical.
  • Loss of self-confidence, and increased psychological fears due to the shape or size of the ear.

What happens during ear plastic surgery at Dr. Ahmed Abdel Gawad Center?

Otoplasty surgery is usually performed under local anesthesia, which means that only your ears and the surrounding area will be numbed. That means you will not experience any pain and will remain awake during the entire process. The steps of ear plastic surgery are:

(Traditional Surgery)

Dr. Ahmed Abdel Gawad performs traditional ear surgery, which includes:

  • Make a small incision behind the ear to expose the ear cartilage.
  • Remove small amounts of cartilage if necessary.
  • Reshape the ears or place them close to the head, and then sew them in place.

Traditional otoplasty usually takes one to two hours. You will be able to go home the same day, and the surgeon may apply a bandage around your head. This helps your ears recover in their new position and protects them from infection.

Earfold Treatment

The chip is implanted in the ear in a curved shape. The surgeon makes a small incision and inserts the clip into the ear using a small, special device. When the clip is in place and secured, it regains its natural curved shape again, returning the ear to its desired position.

Enjoy the benefits of ear plastic surgery at Dr. Ahmed Abdel Gawad Center?

Dr. Ahmed Abdel Gawad is a plastic surgery expert with over 20 years of experience. He also specializes in plastic surgery procedures on the face, ears, and other areas. Benefits of ear plastic surgery at Dr. Ahmed Abdel Gawad Center include:

  • Improving and reshaping the ear to correct any existing deformities and make it more beautiful and harmonious with the face.
  • Otoplasty is often used to reduce the protrusion of the ears and bring them closer to the head for a natural, less prominent appearance.
  • By overcoming the problems of deformed ears, otoplasty helps boost self-confidence and reduce the possibility of bullying and verbal or physical abuse.
  • Otoplasty reduces visible scarring due to the small surgical incisions used during the procedure.
  • Most clients return to their daily activities only a few days after the procedure.
  • Long-lasting results allow you to enjoy a consistent and attractive appearance for many years.

For more inquiries about ear plastic surgery, you can contact us now and get a free consultation about the appropriate procedure to achieve results that will change your life.

This is what you should usually expect after surgery.


Hours in surgery


Days in hospital


Weeks before driving


Weeks before strenuous exercise

There is a lot to talk about regarding surgery.

Frequently asked questions.

The ears have a large effect on appearance and are a prominent

feature on a person’s face. Many women, men and children

feel insecure with the way their ears look and this causes massive

self esteem issues and psychological distress.

In these circumstances they may seek out surgery to correct this.

Both adults and children can have this procedure.

The ideal candidates for ear correction surgery include:

  • Adults of children with prominent or protruding ears
  • An ear size that is disproportionate to the size of the adult or
  • child’s head.
  • Asymmetrical ears
  • Reduced self-esteem or psychological concerns due to ear

shape or size

Prominent ears very often can be a facial feature that

is genetical and hence runs throughout families.

Prominent ears do not usually cause any hearing issues but children

very often find themselves a victim of bullying due to the size or

shape. Many children have opted to have their ears pinned for that


It is usually not advisable to have ear correction surgery on children

younger than 6 years old as their facial features will still be maturing.


Earlobe repair surgery is a procedure that aims to repair split or

stretched earlobes. Earlobes can split due to a number of reasons.

Common reasons include accidental tearing of the earlobe whilst

wearing pierced earrings, or lobes that have been over-stretched

from wearing tribal type earrings.

This procedure is relatively quick and simple to do.  It is done using

a local anaesthetic so you will be awake during the procedure.

You will be able to see the final results approximately 4 to 6 months

after the operation.  You can usually re-pierce your ears

after 6 months.

You will see an improvement immediately after the procedure

has been done.

However it may take 3 to 6 months for the results to be fully seen.


Specific risks.

This usually happens in the early few hours to few days.

This may require a visit back to theatre.


This usually happens in the first few days after rhinoplasty surgery.

This may need a course of antibiotics.


Wound breakdown; this may need frequent dressings and would

leave a stretched scar.

The scar could be revised at a later stage.


This may improve on its own or needs skin graft.


This may improve on its own or need further surgery.

Asymmetry; means that both sides are not exactly equal.