The operation can be performed under a local or general anaesthetic. This can be the choice of the patient. The operation usually takes about an hour to an hour and a half.
Your surgeon will make a cut down the back of your ear exposing the cartilage. They will change the shape of the cartilage so your ear lies closer to your head. Your surgeon will use dissolvable stitches to hold your ear in position and to create folds.
Your surgeon will place a dressing around your head to support and protect your ears. This dressing is worn for ten days.