FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is earFoldTM suitable for children?
EarFoldTM is suitable for both children and adults. If a child is old enough to co-operate with having a local anaesthetic injection, the child is suitable for treatment with earFoldTM. Children as young as seven have been treated without difficulty.
How much correction can be achieved with earFoldTM?
For the first time in prominent ear correction, earFoldTM provides an opportunity for the person to select the precise amount of correction rather than leaving it to the discretion of the surgeon.
Are there any risks?
As with all surgical procedures there is the possibility of complications, such as infection or visibility of the implant. Each patient is different with different skin. If you have any issues, please feel free to discuss them with Mr Musgrove.
How long does the procedure take?
The time will depend on the number of implants needed to correct the ear prominence. The whole procedure should take no longer than 15 minutes.
How quickly can I return to normal activities?
Most patients can return to work immediately but should expect some bruising and swelling after treatment. This will settle after a few days.
Does earFoldTM need to be removed or can it be left in permanently?
The earFoldTM implants have been designed to be completely biocompatible and designed to be left permanently in place. However, if a person wishes them to be removed, this is a quick and easy procedure.