Ear Correction – Otoplasty for Children

Ear Correction Surgery in Newcastle and Sydney NSW

Otoplasty or Ear Correction Surgery is a highly requested procedure for Specialist plastic Surgeon Dr Scott Turner.

Otoplasty is the process of reshaping the ear. This surgery is usually performed on children aged between 4 and 14. This procedure has become very popular – reports of children being bullied and tormented for misshapen or disproportionate ears are commonplace in the media.

An otoplasty is usually performed for psychological and self-esteem reasons. When a child is concerned about the shape of their ears, they may be bullied by peers, or even co-workers when they are older.

Completing an otoplasty for children is a relatively simple procedure. The surgery corrects ears that protrude too far from the head, or have failed to develop normally.

Children who are good candidates include:

Children with ears that protrude too far from the head,

Children who have a very large conchal bowl (inside the ear),

Children with underdeveloped ears,

Children who have a cauliflower-like ear appearance

Children who are generally self-conscious and unhappy with their ear shape.

About the Otoplasty Procedure

This procedure takes between one and two hours to perform under general anaesthetic. Otoplasty surgery will leave a small scar behind the ear, which can usually be covered by hair. This scaring is inconspicuous and will fade over time. To find out more about ear surgery, or specifically, otoplasty for children, contact Dr Turner’s practice on 1300 641 199.

Dr Scott Turner FRACS (Plas) – Specialist Plastic Surgeon

Dr Scott J Turner has spent a lifetime acquiring the qualifications, education, training, and hands-on surgical experience to perform superior cosmetic plastic surgery to give you natural, beautiful results and the improved sense of well-being you want. He is one of the top Specialist Plastic Surgeons with a Breast and Body Surgery focus in New South Wales.

Achieving this personal goal requires not only in-depth knowledge of human anatomy and refined surgical techniques but an ongoing commitment to learning the latest procedures around the world. This is why Dr Turner regularly attends both local and international surgeon meetings – discussing these advances with the leaders around the world in order to offer you the most natural, effective and safest surgical procedures.

Dr Turner and his highly trained staff will do everything to ensure that you are fully informed, while providing exceptional, world-class cosmetic plastic surgery, in a personal and caring environment.

Next Steps

Always Do Your Research

  • Download our Procedure Guides to find out more about your surgery
  • Please read our website pages and Blogs to learn more about your intended procedure

Do you need a Medical Referral to see Dr Turner?

  • A medical referral is helpful but NOT essential for purely cosmetic consultations.
  • Please obtain a medical referral from your GP or Specialist if you want a consultation for an MBS item number surgery.
  • Please note that your Medicare Rebates will NOT be claimable without a valid recent Medical Referral

Making The Most Of Your Consultation with Dr Turner

  • Please arrive slightly early for your in-person consultation with Dr Turner
  • You are welcome to bring a friend or relative to help consider the information and discuss your options
  • Please be aware you may need to undress for a physical exam so wear simpler clothes
  • Ensure you also take a lot of notes during the consultation and thoroughly examine all the documents provided

Want more information before scheduling your consultation?

How to Book Your Consultation with Dr Turner

  • You can book your initial consultation with Dr Scott Turner by paying the $350 cosmetic consultation fee in advance – when you make your appointment.

Contact us or call on  1300 641 199  to arrange your consultation in Sydney or Newcastle. Email us for more information:  [email protected]