Prominent Ear Correction Using the Earfold Device

The Earfold is a device that helps correct prominent ears also known as big ears, bat ears, or sticky out ears.  It is a revolutionary technique that is quick and effective when compared to traditional pinnaplasty procedures.

Prominent ears, commonly known as bat ears, arise when there is failure of the anti helical fold to develop.  The anti-helical fold is the natural fold of the ear that is flat in patients with bat ears.  The aim of surgery is to recreate this fold and bend the sticking out part of ear backwards.

Duration30-45 Minutes
Hospital stayDaycase
Costsfrom £2500
Return to work1-2 Days
LocationWilmslow, Birmingham, London

Frequently Asked Questions

How is the Earfold performed?

Earfold is performed under local anaesthesia and takes about 30 minutes.  Mr Nassab will begin with demonstrating your result using the Prefold device.  This will give you an idea of what your ear will look like when the device is inserted.  The desired position of the implant is marked.  A few injections of anaesthetic are given to numb the area of the ear.  A small incision is made on the front of the ear near the markings.  A space is created for the device to be placed just under the skin directly onto the ear cartilage.  The Earfold is released and instantly the cartilage folds to create the antihelical fold which is often not present in patients with prominent ears.  The incision are stitched closed and the procedure complete.

What will it be like after the procedure?

There will be some bruising and swelling immediately after the procedure.  There will be a small dressing covering the incision.  Unlike traditional surgery there is no need for a bulky head dressing afterwards.  The stitches used will normally fall out after about 2 weeks.

What are the potential complications after Earfold?

There will often be some bruising and swelling following your Earfold procedure.  This will normally resolve by about 2 weeks.  The scar will be on the front of the ear and this may be visible although with time it will fade.  Sometimes scars can become hypertrophic or keloid.  Most people will have some degree of asymmetry before the procedure and this will remain afterwards.  Less common complications include: visibility of the Earfold under the skin; residual prominence that may require additional Earfolds; extrusion of the device; skin necrosis; irregularities; cauliflower ear deformity; haematoma.

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This is patient who was unhappy about the prominence of their ears.

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This is the patient 2 weeks after their Earfold procedure.

I can't thank my surgeon Dr Reza Sedghi Nassab, he's been fantastic, answered all my questions, made me feel at ease & felt in safe hands. He's a very good surgeon with a lovely bedside manner.

DMBreast Augmentation

Such a professional service was offered, with care and patience and I was very reassured during the whole process. I would highly recommend Reza Nassab as a Plastic Surgeon.


Reza Nassab is a great surgeon. From our very first meeting to the last 6 week check he has been professional, friendly and helpful. So happy i went with him for my operation.

RGBreast Augmentation

I can not thank reza nassab for the amazing work he has done on my tummy tuck,he has given me my smile and confidence back which I haven't had for years.

LBTummy Tuck

Booked a consultation with Mr Reza Nassab plastic surgeon , he recognised my problem & reassured me he could well improve them. After a few weeks I went for my procedure Mr Nassab started work on me I chatted away he made me feel very comfortable, gave me local anaesthetic it was all done within the hour , a couple of stitches after , antiboitics I was on my way home , very happy with the work .I feel much more confident then ever before.