Ear correction (Otoplasty)

Treatment duration
Anesthesia type
Hospital stay
Approx. 1.5 hours
Local anesthesia or twilight sedation (possibly general anesthesia)
Outpatient treatment or 1 day hospitalization


A malposition or deformity of the auricle affects the external appearance and can lead to psychological distress. Malformations of the ear shape are often congenital. Children are often teased at school because of their protruding ears.


The final shape and size of the ears are already reached at a young age. Therefore, this procedure is performed on children as young as preschool age (from the age of 5). Ear correction is also called ear plastic surgery, ear pinning surgery, or otopexy.
A incision is made behind the ear, and a portion of the cartilage is removed. The remaining cartilage is then scored and shaped into the desired form. Position, shape, and size can be corrected.


In children, it is usually performed under general anesthesia.
In adults, the relatively minor procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia or twilight sedation.

Hospital stay

Outpatient treatment.

After the procedure

Headband for 2 days. Hair wash after 2 days. Suture removal after 2 weeks. A headband should be worn at night for approximately 4 weeks.


Exact costs can only be determined after a comprehensive consultation and careful examination, specifically tailored to the surgical needs of the patient.