EarFold Treatment - Ear Correction
Minimally invasive treatment for prominent ears – revolutionary alternative to Otoplasty
Prominent or protruding ears affect between 1-2% of the UK population. The negative impact on a person’s psychological health based on the appearance of their ears can be significant. Traditionally, people would need a surgical procedure called an “Otoplasty”. However, the revolutionary EarFold ® Treatment, created by Allergan, has been designed as a new technique specifically to treat prominent ears. The innovative, minimally invasive procedure allows you to re-position your ears with the EarFold Implant and go back to work the next day!
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EarFold Treatment Information
The EarFold Treatment is a popular alternative to an Otoplasty, and is a minimally invasive treatment to correct prominent ears.
It is done in a clinic environment, rather than a theatre; done under small amounts of local anaesthesia meaning the recovery time is minimal. In fact, most patients are able to return to work the same or next day.
It is a permanent procedure, although once you’ve had the treatment the ear positioning can be modified and reversed by a surgeon if you so wish.
The treatment only takes 20 minutes and involves a Plastic Surgeon or Facial Cosmetic Surgeon using the EarFold implant to adjust the position of the ear(s).
The implant itself is small and its colour means it is not visible to the naked eye once applied. It is curved meaning as soon as it’s inserted into the ear, the implant “springs into shape” – correcting ear prominence. It does this by creating/enhancing the antihelix fold, which is the visible part of the ear – or the “pinna”.
The treatment gives you much more control, as the surgeon will show you exactly where he is going to secure the implant before the treatment finishes. This means you can actually choose the position of the ear(s) and make adjustments to it whilst the quick procedure is taking place!
EarFold Treatment is quick and effective in reducing prominent ears, by repositioning the ears using the implant. It can be performed on adult and children above the age of 7 years old.
Main benefits include:
- Far shorter recovery time compared to the traditional Otoplasty / Pinnaplasty – because there is less anaesthesia and no bandages, patients can return to work the same or next day once they feel comfortable
- As you are sat upright and fully conscious, you can speak to the surgeon during the procedure to ensure the position of each ear is exactly where you want it to be. This gives you much more control than the alternative treatment options
- Quick treatment – taking typically 20 minutes or less for both ears!
- The procedure takes place in a clinic setting under local anaesthesia – no theatres or wards!
All consultations at Pall Mall Cosmetics are free of charge with the Consultant who will perform the treatment.
You will be given significant opportunity during this consultation to discuss with the Consultant how you feel about your ears, how the position affects you and what your ideal end point is.
The beauty of the EarFold Treatment is that the consultant can use temporary positioners on each ear to help you visualise what the final outcome will be – before the treatment actually takes place. The location of these temporary positioners is the same as the permanent implant used during the treatment – so you can feel where they will be after the procedure itself.
The positioners give you far greater control on the outcome and allow you to work with the surgeon to determine the new position of your ears – before the treatment actually takes place and is complete. This level of control is not easily achievable with the standard Otoplasty / Pinnaplasty is one of the main reasons people choose the EarFold Treatment.
The procedure itself takes around 20 minutes for both ears. Our Surgeon has listed an overview of what you may expect during the treatment:
- You and the surgeon will agree the exact position of the implants and the ear itself
- This will be marked on the ears for accuracy
- A local anaesthetic will be applied to the relevant areas to numb the ear
- A tiny 8-10mm incision is made on the ear where the implant will be placed
- The EarFold implant is inserted into your ear, under the skin, through the incision – using a small, handheld device
- Once the Implant is inserted, you will immediately notice the new position of your ear and the prominence will be corrected
- The surgeon will use sutures to close the incision and will apply a dressing and sterile tape
- If you are having bilateral EarFold Treatment, then the other ear will be done next!
A very quick procedure – with very effective outcomes.
Prices start from £2,495 but may vary depending on whether you want unilateral or bilateral treatment. Patients who have larger ears may require more than one EarFold implant in order to achieve the ideal outcome.
Once you’ve met with the surgeon, we will be able to give you an exact quote! We’d love to meet with you to find out more about how we can help. Remember, our consultations are free of charge with the surgeon, with no obligations at all.
|Initial Consultation||Manchester, Liverpool & Newton-le-Willows||Free of charge|
|Earfold Treatment (unilateral – one side)||Manchester, Liverpool & Newton-le-Willows||from £2,495|
|Earfold Treatment (bilateral – both sides)||Manchester, Liverpool & Newton-le-Willows||from £3,995|
|Ear Correction Surgery (otoplasty)||Click to see: Ear Correction Surgery (otoplasty)|
We’re delighted to be able to offer the revolutionary EarFold Treatment on finance, meaning you can spread the cost of the treatment over months and years! Provided by AffordIt Now, payments start from as little as £34.49 per month.
You can choose what deposit you wish to pay up front (5%-50%) and over how many months you wish to make the payments (6 – 48 months).
For more information, please do ask one of our dedicated Patient Coordinators, or you can read more about our Finance Options by clicking here.
All consultations for EarFold Treatment are free of charge with the Consultant and there are no obligations at all. To book, simply call our Cosmetic Patient Coordinator team on 0330 058 4455 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Appointments are available at each of our 3 locations: Liverpool City Centre, Manchester City Centre and Newton-le-Willows (free on-site parking and a less than 10-minute walk from the train station!).
Mr Ahmed Abd El Gawad
Consultant Plastic & Aesthetics Surgeon
Mr Ahmed Abd El Gawad With over 20 years experience as a Plastic Surgeon and renowned for cosmetic procedures including the Face, Breasts, Body and Genitals.Read more