Ear correction Frankfurt

We are happy to fix protruding ears so that you look much more attractive after the procedure

Protruding ears or an abnormality of the pinna usually lead to psychological stress from teasing as early as childhood. 

The final shape of the ear is already formed by the age of four. Ear correction in Frankfurt can therefore be performed on children as young as pre-school age. At the time of the operation, the child should be suffering to a certain extent and the desire for correction should be perceptible. Our experienced plastic surgeon Dr Norbert Kania will be happy to explain your options to you.

However, ear correction is also possible in the same way for adults. Protruding ears are most commonly created. However, it is also possible to reduce or reshape the auricle and/or the earlobe. The ear is reshaped during an outpatient operation lasting one to two hours under twilight sleep and local anaesthetic. The results of ear reshaping are very satisfactory for most patients.

Brief information on ear correction

AnaesthesiaLocal anaesthesia and simultaneous twilight sleep
OP duration1 to 2 hours, depending on the scope of the operation
Able to work2 days after the operation
Healing" Special dressing 1 day
" Headband 1 to 3 weeks
CostsCustomised - depending on your requirements and scope of surgery
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After the operationOn sport after 3 weeks
Treating specialist

Dr Norbert Kania

What happens during the operation?

During the operation, which takes around one to two hours under local anaesthetic and twilight sleep, the cartilage is exposed through an incision at the edge of the auricle. The thickened cartilage usually has to be ground thin so that it can be shaped more easily. The position, shape and size of the pinna can then be corrected. The desired shape is fixed with fine sutures. The skin is sutured with absorbable sutures. A compression bandage is applied.

Ear correction for adults can usually be performed on an outpatient basis. For small children, the operation is performed under anaesthetic. Afterwards, the child and mum/dad stay in hospital overnight.


What is the procedure?

Each ear has an individual shape. It is different for every person. Therefore, there are also different surgical techniques, which depend on your individual initial condition and the nature of the ear cartilage.

In order to determine the right method for you, an examination is therefore necessary. We determine your initial situation and compare this with your desire for change. Once these two factors have been established, we can define the likely course of the operation by taking a comprehensive medical history. We will explain the various options, your individual risks and your probable healing process.

FAQ - Frequently asked questions

What needs to be considered before the operation?

Children should be involved in the information and counselling before the operation. It is advisable to plan around seven days off work after the operation.

What scars can be expected?

A stabilising bandage is applied for 24 hours after the operation. A headband should be worn day and night for the first week. The stitches dissolve by themselves and do not need to be removed. It is necessary to wear a headband at night for six weeks. Care should also be taken to protect the ears from bruising and other external influences as well as direct sunlight during this period.

What complications can occur?

The complications that can occur with any operation (post-operative bleeding, wound infection, excessive scarring, nerve injury) are extremely rare with otopexy. Bruising and swelling can occur after an ear correction, but these subside after a short time.

Can I finance the costs of my ear correction?

Yes - Financing of the costs of your ear correction is possible via our partner if you have the appropriate credit rating.

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novoLinea Clinic - Expertise in plastic surgery

At the novoLinea Clinic, we have the right solution for our patients - let Dr Kania and his team give you personal and comprehensive advice. During the consultation, you will find out which method of ear surgery (otoplasty) suits your desired result and your face. We will inform you in detail about treatment methods and possible risks. You will also receive a detailed breakdown of the costs of the treatment.

Thanks to the empathetic and competent support, you as a patient will not feel alone during your ear pinning treatment.

The clinic is excellently air-conditioned, so that you will have a pleasant stay with us even on hot summer days.

Dr Norbert Kania - over 20 years of experience for your ear correction in Frankfurt

Dr Norbert Kania Frankfurt
Dr Norbert Kania
Specialist in plastic and aesthetic surgery

Dr Kania, a specialist in aesthetic and plastic surgery with over 20 years of experience in aesthetic plastic surgery, places great value on individual patient care. With his many years of medical experience in the field of ear correction, he has repeatedly been recognised as a TOP surgeon by FOCUS.

Recommended by experts

Multiple awards in the FOCUS medical list as TOP surgeon are proof of Dr Kania's expertise.