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Ear correction

Oversized ears or ears that stick out,
protruding ears can all be corrected quite easily with an ear correction

At Essential Aesthetics in The Hague we perform ear corrections. We are not always happy with the ears we are born with. Oversized ears or ears or protruding ears can be corrected quite easily. Are you unhappy with your ears? Do you find your ears stick out too much? Do you want smaller ears or earlobes? Then now is the time to take the step towards doing something about it. We are happy to guide you through the ear correction so that you can look in the mirror with a big smile on your face.


Why choose for Essential Aesthetics?

Safety & quality mark
Your safety is crucial to us. Essential Aesthetics is therefore proud to have ISO-9001 and NEN-8009 quality marks. This means that we meet international requirements for quality, safety and care. In addition, this certification emphasises the importance of the wishes of our patients and of our commitment to continuous improvement.

Your trust is the heart of our clinic
The standard of Essential Aesthetics is that the most precious asset that you place in our hands is treated with respect and dedication. Our team understands that surgery is a big step that has not only a physical, but also an emotional impact. We therefore do our utmost to support you in this as well as possible.

Excellence is our norm
The combination of international surgeons and the sharing of knowledge and experience enables us to deliver a high level of aesthetic surgery. The team of Essential Aesthetics always strives for the highest achievable and shows this through great involvement and striving for excellent results. Our surgeons have a heart for people and for everyone’s personal and natural beauty.

Unlimited pre- and post care
Essential Aesthetics is known for excellent before and after care. During the consultations we take the time to listen carefully to your questions and wishes. Our personal attention and warm approach makes you feel at home. Even after the procedure, our medical team will offer you the necessary care.

What happens during the ear surgery

During an ear correction surgery, the plastic surgeon makes an incision at the back of the ear that is protruding. The ear skeleton consists of cartilage. The plastic surgeon shapes this cartilage and fixes it with sutures on the inside of the ear. The ear is brought closer to the head and any excess skin is removed. There is a small scar at the incision on the back of the ear which is almost invisible.

Correction of oversized ears or earlobes

Plastic surgery can also help if one or both of your ears are particularly large.
Should the earlobe be too large, a piece can be removed with a small incision. Correcting protruding earlobes, torn earlobes or other abnormalities is also possible. The surgeon always makes the incisions in the most inconspicuous places.
The procedure on the earlobe can be performed under local anesthesia. Anesthetic fluid is then injected into the earlobe(s) to be treated.

Result of an ear correction

It is certainly possible to have prettier ears and our doctors will be delighted to help you. It is important to talk to a doctor about the possibilities and a lot is possible. Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to make ears perfectly symmetrical. Their position however can be considerably improved. Sometimes the cartilage recoils, making a second surgery necessary.
The result after an earlobe correction is different per skin type, but with time, the scars are in general barely visible. After a recovery period of a few months, the earlobes are strong enough for new holes for earrings, for example.

Recovery after ear and earlobe corrections

After the ear surgery, the doctor or nurse will place a strong and tight bandage around the ears and head. The bandage will remain in place for a week until the sutures are removed. This means that it is not possible to wash your hair until the stitches have been removed. After that week, however, the ears still need to be protected by wearing a hair bandeau or bandage. This is particularly necessary at night as the ears can then be pressed against the pillow. You can wash your hair once the stitches are out. It is important that you keep the skin behind the ears clean and dry.
The ears can be red, swollen and painful for weeks. This lessens gradually. You can take paracetamol for the pain. An earlobe correction is a fairly minor surgery and you can go home immediately after the surgery. Adhesive plaster protects the wounds after an earlobe correction and you do not have to wear an extra bandage. These plasters will be removed by a doctor after about a week.

Safety through precautionary measures

Our care team will not only help you in advance with your preparations and during your intake interview with the surgeon, but will also guide you after the surgery, so that you know what to expect and heal as well and as quickly as possible.

The best result is obtained by taking into account the following general advice applicable to the interventions:

Before the surgery

  • Stop smoking four weeks before the surgery
  • Start taking Arnica drops two weeks in advance to reduce bruising and swelling.
  • If you are taking medication such as Marcoumar, Sintrom/Sintrommitis or Asprocardio, consult your surgeon, the same applies to Aspirin or painkillers with aspirin such as Advil, Diclofenac and others.
  • Do not use blood thinning medication before surgery.
  • Don’t forget to arrange transportation home. Driving yourself after the surgery is not recommended.

The day of the surgery

  • Take a shower, after some surgeries you may not shower for 24 hours
  • Do not use make-up or facial cream
  • Do not wear jewellery or watches

After surgery

  • The doctor will tell you if you need to cool because of swelling. Follow this advice carefully.
  • Rest preferably lying on your back so the swelling goes down faster.
  • Keep the blood circulation active by taking walking about every hour. This promotes the healing of the wound.
  • Shower may only be done in consultation with the surgeon.
  • Working is allowed on average after a few days to a week. Ask the surgeon for advice.
  • Exercising is allowed six weeks after surgery.
  • Avoid direct sunshine on your wounds for the first months. So no sun or sunbed. Don’t forget to cover them properly when you’re planning on enjoying the sun with the rest of your body.

Risks and complications

An ear correction has the same risks as many other surgeries. Cartilage sometimes bends back to its original shape. Therefore there is no full guarantee that the ears will remain straight or symmetrical.

The following complications, though rare, may occur:

  • Bleeding from the wound.
  • Allergic reaction as a result of, for example, the anaesthetics used.
  • Change of scar tissue.


  • Earlobe correction € 1.200,-
  • Ear correction € 2.800,-

Use the free (and obligation-free) consultation, to ask any questions you may have. The doctor will examine, together with you, the possibilities that best suit your body. Should you want another appointment after this one or need more information, we would be delighted to oblige. This is your body we are talking about, you deserve the best so make that appointment. Essential Aesthetics is proud to have already helped so many patients on their journey to a more beautiful body and is honored with a satisfaction score of no less than 96%. [Read the reviews here]

Now it is up to you! Book a free personal consultation with one of our care team specialists 070 220 2222. Because you are essential to us.

The second consultation with your chosen surgeon costs € 50 and is then deducted from the cost of the operation(s). Even if you do not go forward and book a treatment with us after the second consultation, you will still have received, for € 50, an extensive and medically sound consultation which will provide you with a lot of information, and a valuable basis for any subsequent steps.



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About us

Pleasantly surprised by the care I received at Essential Aesthetics. Top doctors and staff are very kind and caring!  definitely recommend this clinic!


Essential Aesthetics is a special clinic with ISO 9001 and NEN 8009 certification, in a beautiful monumental building in The Hague. We are specialized in plastic surgery, injectables, weight loss and anti-ageing treatments. From our vision, Essential Aesthetics offers you as much guidance as possible in all disciplines necessary for a healthy lifestyle.
Our clinic was born from the passion of one woman. The passion for beauty and a deep sense of gratitude for all that our body gives us has led to the life work of the owner and founder: a clinic that encourages women to become more self-confident and empowered and to enjoy more of the gift of a beautiful and healthy body. And that’s what Essential Aesthetics does with a passionate team of Dutch, international doctors and experience experts. Essential Aesthetics is a brand made by women, for women. It’s a lot to trust your body to someone else. We understand that and therefore offer you only the best and safety from our clinic.
You can come to our clinic for fillers, muscle relaxants treatments but also for plastic surgery: breast augmentation, buttock augmentation, face lifts, liposuction and more. What makes our clinic unique is that we will also be offering you professional DNA research, nutritional advice, connective tissue massage and sports guidance.

Meet our specialists

Our ISO 9001 and NEN 8009 certified clinic only works with experienced qualified specialists with passion for the profession, who care and have an eye for your needs and wishes as our patient, with respect for your natural beauty. Our business is built around fulfilling your wishes! We bring in the commitment to details, to the highest quality and safety requirements, to ensure the best result. Thanks to our international doctors active in the field and up to date with the latest trends and techniques, we can help you to get the best result possible. Our specialists are looking forward to working with you to see how we can make your dream come true. The Essential Aesthetics care team is there for you before, during and after the journey. From the intake to the aftercare. With us you are in capable, safe hands because you are essential to us.

Dr. Gabriel Jansen

Senior Dutch plastic surgeon

Cosmetic surgery requires a personal,
tailor-made approach, something that
Dr. Gabriel Jansen is always aware of.

Dr. Aniel Sewnaik

Medical director & Face surgeon

Dr. Sewnaik is a BIG-registered physician with years of experience in reconstructive surgery to the head and neck.

Dr. Luca Piombino

Italian plastic surgeon

Dr. Luca Piombino is an Italian trained and registered expert in plastic surgery.

Dr. Professor Philippe Levan

Renowned French plastic surgeon

Dr. Professor Levan is a leading French plastic surgeon with more than 27 years of experience in plastic surgery and a pioneer in the field of remodelling. He is an internationally recognized innovator in the field of buttock implants and the inventor of biconvex implants.

Ear correction The Hague

The ear correction takes place in our beautiful building in The Hague. Intake and aftercare and check-ups of the ear correction also take place in the clinic in The Hague. Ear correction The Hague is done at Essential Aesthetics.


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