WHAT IS EARFOLD® TREATMENT?
Earfold® is a small surgical implant used to pin back prominent ears. The implant is made from nitinol, a lightweight super-elastic alloy of titanium and nickel, which is widely used in medicine. The device is just 5mm wide and 15mm long and is coated with 24-carat gold to reduce visibility under the skin. It's the most advanced way of deadling with sticking out ears instead of traditional ear pinning or you might have heard of it described as having your ears pinned back.
Earfold® treatment is popular with children and adults who want to reduce the prominence of their ears. Around 1-2% of the UK’s population is affected by prominent ears. Children are particularly impacted as many are teased by their peers, but some adults also feel unhappy with how their ears look, which can have a major effect on their self-confidence. The process of ear fold treatment and the Earfold® implant have been specifically designed to treat both adults and children aged seven or above who would like to have flatter ears.
HOW DOES EARFOLD® TREATMENT WORK?
Earfold® treatment is designed to reposition prominent ears by allowing the surgeon to create a fold, changing their position and shape so that the ears sit at a less-protruding angle. Same results as getting your ears pinned back but in a much faster more technologically advanced way.
During your consultation session, you will be able to discuss how you would like your ears to look and how far you’d like them to be pinned back. The consultant will then change the position of your ears using one or two temporary Earfold® implants on each ear. When you’re happy, they will take a photo and make sure that the permanent implants are fitted in the same position, in order to give you the desired result.
WHY CHOOSE SK:N FOR YOUR EARFOLD® TREATMENT?
The expert doctors at sk:n are committed to providing you with the high quality care you deserve, in a clean, safe and professional environment. We ensure every member of our team receives the highest level of industry training, so you can concentrate on resolving the issues you have come to us to address. We provide ear folding treatment at our Manchester, Nottingham Mapperley Park, Leicester and Norwich clinics.