External ear remodelling

Otoplasty

Otoplasty is the ideal solution for people who want to reshape the appearance of their external ears, by surgically giving them a natural form, in harmony with the rest of the face.

Informations about the medical procedure

In most cases, patients who address this intervention accuse prominent, hanging, ears but also small, underdeveloped ears or various deformities of the cartilage. The procedure is addressed generally to 5-14 years old children as the cartilage is more easily shaped at this age, what does not mean that adults can not benefit from a correction of the ears, on the contrary.

Otoplasty consists of reshaping the ear cartilage and anchoring it in order to affix the ears to the head and reach a symmetrical and aesthetical view. Reduction otoplasty is a procedure aiming to set the longitudinal diameter of the auricular pavilion by the specific methods of plastic surgery.

There are non-surgical solutions, solving this problem within months, for children less than 6 months old showing prominent ears, important is for the mother to identify the problem and address an aesthetic surgery practice as soon as possible.

Consultation

Prior to surgery, the doctor will ask for details about the desired result and will assess the case, so that the patient has realistic expectations about the appearance of the ear.

Duration

Between one to two hours.

Anesthesia

Usually local anesthesia with sedation is used, but there are cases in which general anesthesia is performed.

Hospitalization

It is not necessary, usually.

Side effects and surgical risks

Bleeding under the skin, swelling of the skin or ears, pain, a feeling of "tightening" of the ears.

After surgery advice

The patient is advised to sleep in an elevated position for the first days after surgery in order to protect the ears. Their touch is contraindicated during the first months, as well as sports, especially those involving physical contact. Should signs of infection or bleeding show, it is recommended for the patient to seek medical attention.

Contraindications

This procedure may be refused to patients prone to keloid scars.

Recovery

Most patients can return to work in a day or two after surgery.