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Otoplasty

General Information

Ear surgery is performed in order to correct prominent ears and/or asymmetry. It is usually performed under local anaesthesia with sedation and after a few hours the patient can be discharged.

In most cases Otoplasty is performed through an incision at the back of the ears, so that the resulting scars are practically invisible. The duration of the operation is about 90 minutes. The stitches are removed 10 days after surgery.

The aim is to achieve more symmetry and to give as natural a result as possible and in most cases the results are excellent.

Doctor’s Recommendations

If to begin with, the ears are very asymmetrical in shape, size and position, it is very important that the patient is aware that although a significant improvement will be achieved, perfect symmetry cannot.

Results

After surgery a dressing is placed around the head to minimise swelling and to keep the ears in the desired position. After 24-48 hours the dressing is removed and an elastic headband needs to be worn at night for 3-4 weeks. The patient can go back to a normal life during the first week. Discomfort is controlled with medication, and antibiotics are prescribed for about 1 week. The results are stable and only in few cases is revision surgery necessary..

Q&A

Will the ears be indentical?

Although we always strive for perfection, perfect symmetry will never be achieved because the human body is never symmetrical to begin with . Your ears will improve greatly and will be similar but never identical..

Will my ears be smaller?

With a standard Otoplasty we change the position of the ears but we don’t make them smaller. Obviously by making the ears less prominent they are less visible and therefore the patient has the sensation that they are also smaller.

Can I change the shape and size of the earlobe at the same time?

Yes, it is possible to make these changes at the same time .

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