Upper Eyelids
(Upper Blepharoplasty)
(Lower Blepharoplasty)
  Aging Face
  Facial Bone Contouring
  Buccal Fat Removal
  Lip Augmentation
  Lip Reduction
  Prominent ears (Bat Ears)
  Microtia (congenitally absent ears)
  Fat transfer/natural breast augmentation
  Lift (Mastopexy)
  Axillary (armpit) breast
  Nipple surgery
  Male breast
(gynaecomastia) reduction
  Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)

Prominent ears (Bat Ears)

Ears are situated flat on the sides of the head and are often hidden by the hair especially in women. They are often forgotten, or unnoticed unless they stick out or when they are decked with ornaments.

Having normal ears do contribute to the overall contour of the head and face.

What are Prominent ears, or Bat ears?

Prominent ears, or bat ears, are characterized by the presence of one or more of the following:
  • wide angle between the ear and side of the head
  • excessively deep conchal bowl
  • indistinct antihelical (Y) fold

However, people with prominent ears may not have all 3 components. Furthermore, the severity and extent of each component may vary from one person to another, resulting in a very different ear shape:

Otoplasty (prominent/bat ear correction surgery)

Purpose: To correct and aesthetically enhance appearance of the ears

  • Involves softening the ear cartilage, banding it backwards and holding it in place with internal stitches
  • Procedure is performed under local anaesthesia in adults and general anaesthesia in children
  • Procedure takes about 1 hour 30 mins
  • Post-operatively patients will be bandaged for 2 days, after which they will be able to wash their hair
  • External stitches are removed after 7 days.

Recovery Time: 1 week

In the media

The Straits Times 2 Dec 2014

UWeekly - Jul 2009 招风耳

Mind Your Body Apr 2 2009 Fix My Ear

Please note:

Before and after photos of patients have been removed from the website as MOH Singapore does not allow such photos to be displayed for local clinics.

Good Morning America: Child Make Over - Plastic Surgery for Seven-Year-Olds? (All to avoid bullying)


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