Plastic surgeon, Sheffield

Prominent ear correction (Pinnaplasty)

Mr Morritt regularly performs prominent ear correction surgery (otoplasty) at the Claremont Private Hospital and BMI Thornbury Hospital in Sheffield. He aims to produce natural results from ear correction surgery and uses a modern technique where sutures are placed in the ear cartilage to hold the ear in position. In contrast to older techniques, this technique is less invasive and recovery is therefore faster.

Mr Morritt most frequently performs prominent ear correction surgery under local anaesthetic (with the patient awake). The advantage of this is that the patient can check the appearance of the ears before during surgery and minor adjustments to shape and position can be made where required. Some patients are scared of needles and in those instances the surgery is performed with sedation or General anaesthesia (patient is asleep).