Prominent ears are a problem that trouble many people. I often see patients who would like their ears set back. It can make a huge difference to their self confidence. I am delighted to now be able to offer my patients earFoldTM. This is the new, minimally invasive technique to correct prominent ears. It has been developed by Norbert Kang, a renowned plastic surgeon in London, and is part of the Allergan range of products. EarFoldTM is now available for the first time in Kent and Sussex with me at Purity Bridge.
EarFoldTM is a very thin, curved metal implant plated with 24 carat gold. This implant is used to recreate the curve or fold of the ear that is often missing or too shallow in patients with prominent ears.
With earFoldTM, I can show my patients their predicted results in advance with the preFold positioners. They are very similar to the earFoldTM implant and are placed on your ears during the preoperative consultation. The postition and number of implants can be customised to your needs. Most people need one implant per ear but two can be placed if needed for a better result.
The procedure is performed under local anaesthetic through a very small incision and is much quicker than traditional otoplasty surgery. On average, the surgery takes 20 minutes! The earFoldTM implant is placed precisely where it is needed for maximum effect. Then disolvable stitches are placed to close the incision. Because the surgery is quick and minimally invasive, the recovery is quick and the scars heal very well.
To find out more about earFoldTM, please see the brochure below and click on the link to my information page on earFoldTM. If you would like to see if you are suitable for earFoldTM or to find out more about it, please contact my practice for more information.