Otoplasty, also known as ear surgery or ear pinning is a surgical procedure that can improve the shape, position or proportion of the ear, permanently correcting the ears.

Incisions are usually made behind the ear, in the crease where the ear meets the scalp. Your ear, and your hair will hide any scarring.

Nights in hospital: 1 if performed under general anaesthetic

Duration of procedure: 1-3

Recommended days in Phuket: 5-7

Post op care: it is important to follow your surgeons post-operative advice. After a few days the bandages will come down, however you will be required to wear a headband, especially when you go to bed to protect your ears. Your surgeon will give you these instructions further at your consultation. Strenuous activity including contact sports should be avoided for the first few months.