Ear correction (Otoplasty)

Corrective surgery, called otoplasty, should be considered on ears which stick out more than 4/5 of an inch (2 cm) from the back of the head. It can be performed at any age after the ears have reached full size, usually at five or six years of age. Having the surgery at a young age has two benefits: the cartilage is more pliable, making it easier to reshape, and the child will experience the psychological benefits of the cosmetic improvement. However, a patient may have the surgery at any age.

Ear correction Procedure

The surgery begins with an incision behind the ear, in the fold where the ear joins the head. The surgeon may remove skin and cartilage or trim and reshape the cartilage. In addition to correcting protrusion, ears may also be reshaped, reduced in size, or made more symmetrical. The cartilage is then secured in the new position with permanent stitches which will anchor the ear while healing occurs.

Typically otoplasty surgery takes about two hours. The soft dressings over the ears will be used for a few weeks as protection, and the patient usually experiences only mild discomfort. Headbands are sometimes recommended to hold the ears in place for a month following surgery or may be prescribed for nighttime wear only











Dr. Charu Sharma Cosmetic Surgeon India
Awarded by gold medal in plastic surgery for her academic brilliance

Academic Qualifications :
  • Super Specialization: M.Ch. in Plastic Surgery.
  • Post Graduation: M.S in General Surgery.
  • Graduation: MBBS from IMS, BHU.
  • International training in various cosmetic surgery procedures at SPAIN & AUSTRALIA.

Work experience :

Consultant, Cosmetic Surgeon at
  • Fortis Flt. Lt. Rajan Dhall Hospital (FFLRDH), Vasant Kunj.
    Fortis la femme, Gk 2.
    Fortis Jessa Ram Hospital, Karol bagh.
  • Working as Consultant, Dept. of cosmetic Surgery, Shri Balaji Action Medical Institute, Paschim Vihar.
  • Working as Visiting Consultant, Plastic Surgery, Kalra Hospital, Kirti Nagar.
  • Worked as Consultant plastic & cosmetic surgeon, Apollo Millenium Hospital, Pusa Road.
  • Worked as Consultant, Dept of Plastic Surgery, Jamia Hamdard University.
  • Worked as Consultant, Plastic Surgery & Hair Transplant Clinic, Rajindra Place.
  • Worked as SR, Dept. of Plastic & Burns Surgery, at Safdarjung Hospital.
  • Worked as SR, Dept. of Surgery, Indraprasth Apollo Hospital.