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EARFOLD® TREATMENT AT SK:N

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EARFOLD® TREATMENT

Earfold® treatment repositions prominent ears by fitting an ear fold implant as part of a minor procedure, under local anaesthetic. It is performed by an expert doctor at four of sk:n’s award winning clinics.

  • Advanced procedure
  • Safe and medical environment
  • Minimally invasive procedure

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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 ManchesterNottingham Mapperley ParkLeicester  and Norwich clinics.

EARFOLD® TREATMENT COST

The price of your Earfold® treatment will be confirmed to you at your consultation. Your consultation fee can be redeemed against your treatment.

  PRICE
Consultation with expert Doctor £150
Earfold® 1 Implant  £1,650
Earfold® 2 Implants  £2,650
Earfold® 3 Implants  £3,250
Earfold® 4 Implants  £3,850

EARFOLD® EXPLAINED

Earfold Step 1

Earfold Step 2

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EARFOLD® COMPARED TO OTHER TREATMENTS

Unlike the traditional surgical otoplasty method, undergoing an ear fold treatment is carried out under a local anaesthetic and is minimally invasive, so requires less recovery time. Having Earfold® implants doesn’t require a large head dressing or protective bandages (just a few, small, wound-closure strips) so you can return to work or get back to your daily routine as soon as you feel comfortable enough to do so.

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EARFOLD® TREATMENT FAQs

HOW LONG DOES EARFOLD® TREATMENT TAKE?

Both ears can usually be fitted with Earfold® implants in about 20 minutes, making it a quick and convenient solution for prominent ears.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER EARFOLD® TREATMENT?

After your Earfold® treatment, we recommend you sleep on your back for up to four weeks to avoid pressure on your ears. We also advise you to avoid contact sports for three weeks.

If possible, do not smoke cigarettes, e-cigarettes or use nicotine patches and chewing gum for three months. This is because nicotine reduces the blood supply to your ears, which greatly increases the risk of complications.

To reduce the risk of infection it's important that you disinfect your phone before using it against your ear and avoid wearing earrings for three to six weeks after treatment.

DOES EARFOLD® TREATMENT HURT?

Earfold® treatment at sk:n is carried out under a local anaesthetic by a qualified surgeon. Your ears may feel numb for up to two hours after the procedure whilst the local anaesthetic wears off. You may experience some pain and swelling, which in most cases should fade within a couple of days. However, there may still be some swelling or bruising for up to six weeks after the procedure and your ears may feel a little sensitive.

CAN I CHOOSE THE POSITION OF MY EARS BEFORE SURGERY?

At your consultation, if you are suitable to have Earfold® treatment, you'll be able to decide how far you would like your ears corrected. 

AFTER EARFOLD® TREATMENT, WILL MY EARS LOOK NATURAL?

Earfold® implants are made from a lightweight metal alloy called nitinol, a super-elastic material. So your ears can still move in a natural way, but will keep their desired shape.

ARE EARFOLD® IMPLANTS PERMANENT?

Earfold® implants are biocompatible and are designed to be left in place permanently. However if required, the implant can be removed.

DO I NEED TO TAKE TIME OFF WORK TO HAVE EARFOLD® TREATMENT?

Earfold® treatment is minimally invasive, typically takes about 20 minutes for both ears, and is performed under local anaesthetic. Pain typically subsides in 24-48 hours and no bandages are required so you should be able to return to work as soon as you feel comfortable.

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