Ear Surgery

The Otoplasty procedure is suitable for individuals who have concerns regarding the appearance of their ears. It is commonly performed on children who experience teasing or bullying due to prominent or misshapen ears. Adults who are unhappy with the shape, size, or position of their ears can also benefit from this procedure. It is important to consult with a qualified plastic surgeon to assess your individual situation and determine if you or your child are suitable candidates for an Otoplasty procedure.

Ear Surgery

Features & Benefits

Improved Ear Proportion and Position

Otoplasty can correct ears that are protruding, asymmetrical, or misshapen. By reshaping and repositioning the ears closer to the head, the procedure can enhance the overall proportion and balance of the face.

Boosted Self-Esteem

Individuals who have been self-conscious about the appearance of their ears, especially if they’ve been teased or felt embarrassed, often experience a significant boost in self-esteem and confidence after otoplasty. The procedure allows them to feel more comfortable in social situations.

Natural and Lasting Results

Skilled plastic surgeons focus on creating natural-looking results that enhance the ears’ appearance without looking overdone. Otoplasty offers lasting results, and once the ears are reshaped, the changes are typically permanent.

Customized to Individual Needs

Otoplasty is a versatile procedure that can be customized to address various ear concerns. It can involve reshaping the cartilage, reducing ear size, or correcting asymmetry. Surgeons work with patients to tailor the procedure to their unique needs and goals.

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Otoplasty is a surgical procedure that is performed to correct the shape, position, or proportion of the ears. It is commonly used to address prominent or protruding ears, ear deformities, or to resize and reshape the ears.

Good candidates for otoplasty are individuals who have concerns about the appearance of their ears. This may include individuals with prominent or protruding ears, misshapen ears, or those seeking cosmetic improvements to the size or proportion of their ears. It is important to have realistic expectations and be in good overall health before considering this procedure.

The specific technique used for otoplasty can vary depending on the individual’s needs and goals. Typically, incisions are made behind the ear to access the cartilage. The cartilage is then reshaped, repositioned, and sometimes excess tissue is removed. The incisions are then closed with sutures to create a more aesthetically pleasing ear shape and position.

Recovery time can vary, but generally, patients can expect some swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort in the first week or two following the surgery. A protective dressing or bandage is often worn over the ears for a few days. It’s important to follow your surgeon’s post-operative instructions, which may include wearing a headband or special garment to support the ears during the healing process.

While you will notice some immediate changes in the appearance of your ears after the surgery, it can take several weeks or even months for the full results to become apparent. Swelling will gradually subside, allowing you to appreciate the final outcome and the improved shape, position, or proportion of your ears.

As with any surgical procedure, there are risks involved. Potential complications of otoplasty may include infection, bleeding, scarring, asymmetry, poor wound healing, changes in sensation, or dissatisfaction with the aesthetic outcome. Choosing an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon can help minimize these risks

The results of otoplasty are generally considered to be long-lasting and can be permanent. Once the ears are reshaped or repositioned, they typically maintain their new appearance over time. However, it’s important to note that the natural aging process and changes in weight can affect the appearance of the ears. It’s advisable to maintain a stable weight and follow a healthy lifestyle to help maintain the results of the procedure.

Yes, otoplasty can be used to correct asymmetrical ears. The surgeon will carefully evaluate the ears and determine the best approach to achieve symmetry. The procedure may involve reshaping the cartilage, repositioning the ears, or a combination of techniques to achieve balance and symmetry.


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