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.
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.