Effective and Easy
Been wanting less prominent ears for as long as I can remember but I was not willing to go through a proper otoplasty, especially since my defect was not huge.
I did consider having an Ear Fold procedure done but my ears being slightly asymmetric and the Ear Fold being a universal device which cannot be modified, would not have corrected them the way I wished to.
I had anyway a consultation with a surgeon in London whom also explained me that the implants can be often seen under really thin skin (which I sadly have) and that they lately do not implant more than one implant in each ear because of the risks of extra complications.
I then decided to go with the Merck’s method. I had it done by Dr Bern (Dr. Merck’s direct partner) in Konstanz, Germany.
The procedure is pretty painless and does last around two hours. One can check during the procedure if what the doctor is creating is of your liking and ask him eventually to correct more. (which I did for both ears).
The first night is not easy (even if you take that one extra painkiller) but it all gets much better by the next first morning. By then, the pain is EASILY bearable. I could sleep on the second night on my back (I am a back sleeper, so it was not too difficult for me).
I have been taking painkillers for three days only.
After that, I felt I just did not need them any longer.
The ears are swollen and red for around four days. By day five, they were almost back to normal.
You will have tiny scabs for a good month which you are not supposed to touch. No need to go back and check with the doctor. He gives you his phone number anyway shall you have any trouble or emergency. (which I thought was nice considering that the one in London refused to and I would have had to go through his secretaries first shall I have needed anything after the surgery).