Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Ear Surgery/Otoplasty

Ear surgery, also known as otoplasty, is a procedure that changes the angle and shape of protruding or uneven ears in children and adults.

Some children and adults are unhappy with the shape of their ears because they are too big, stick out too much or are uneven in shape (asymmetrical). Some may have experienced teasing and taunting as a result of their appearance Ear surgery may be able to assist in making the ear appear more normal and restore self-confidence.

Ear surgery reshapes part of the cartilage in the ears, allowing them to lie closer to the side of the head. For the most part, the operation is done on children after the age of five. However, ear surgery can still be effective in teenagers and adults.

Dr Theile is a specialist Paediatric Plastic Surgeon with extensive experience in reconstruction of Cleft Lip and Palate and Craniofacial disorders as well as other birth deformities.

He works at Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital and performs private treatment of babies and children at The Mater Children’s Private Hospital. He is a member of the multidisciplinary Cleft and Craniofacial teams at LCCH and ensures patients can access all members of the team for holistic management of complex deformities throughout their young life.