Prominent ears are one of the most common congenital anomalies that people desire to improve. Characteristics perceived as odd or unusual often have out-of-proportion facial features, such as ears that are too large and that stick out.
Here in our clinic, Dr Zurek’s non-surgical otoplasty procedure, also known as non-surgical ear surgery, is well sought after among those from Canterbury who have prominent ears.
Our non-surgical ear surgery is in line with the current trend, which is to minimise intervention, keep it simple, and reduce downtime as well as the risk of complications.
With Dr Zurek, the non-surgical otoplasty procedure for our patients from Canterbury is performed under local anaesthetic and oral sedation. It takes about 1 hour to complete.
No cutting is required as special sutures are “woven” into the ear under the skin though small punctures; the sutures remain permanently and are not visible or palpable after a short healing time.
The results are instant with no scarring, although it is recommended that you wear a tennis-style headband in bed for 1-2 weeks.
Thanks to the very short downtime involved with our non-surgical ear correction surgery, many of our Canterbury patients return to work after just a couple of days.
As a general rule, we prefer not to perform non-surgical ear surgery on children under 6 years old because by this age, the ear would only have reached 80% of its adult size.
Instead, Dr Zurek recommends that our young patients from Canterbury get non-surgical ear surgery only later in life, when the child is able to cooperate during treatment and the non-surgical otoplasty procedure can be performed under local, instead of general, anaesthesia.
Dr Zurek has over 45 years of experience in medicine and surgery in Australia, and has been practicing exclusively in the field of cosmetic surgery since 1995. Having completed numerous training courses in all areas of cosmetic surgery in the USA, Europe, South America, Asia and Australia, he is a trusted cosmetic surgeon with a wealth of expertise and experience.