What is otoplasty?
It is an operation performed on the outer ear to correct the position of the ears, their size, or their shape.
Initially, the surgeon will perform a medical examination to ensure that you are healthy, and then he will ask you to stop smoking well before the surgery. Avoid taking aspirin and some anti-inflammatory drugs because they may increase bleeding.
The operation will be under local, intravenous or general anesthesia and your surgeon will discuss the best option for you
Incisions for otoplasty are generally made on the back surface of the ear. When incisions are necessary on the front of the ear, they are made within its folds to hide them.
Internal, non-removable sutures are used to create and secure the newly shaped cartilage in place.
After the surgery, the patient must rest and keep his head elevated to reduce edema and swelling.
Who is a good candidate for otoplasty?
A good candidate for otoplasty:
- Age 5 years and over until the child’s ear cartilage is stable enough for correction
- non smoker
- Able to communicate their feelings and do not voice objects when surgery is discussed
What are the risks of otoplasty?
- Anesthesia risks
- Bleeding (hematoma)
- Blood clots
- Change in skin sensation
- Skin discoloration/swelling
- Unfavorable scarring
Otoplasty Before and After Photos
How much does otoplasty cost?
The prices of otoplasty differ from one patient to another, as the technique
used and the areas to be suctioned play a big role in the price, and the prices of surgery
may vary if combined with other surgeries.
What is the best age for otoplasty?
It is preferable to perform otoplasty for children after the age of five when the ears are fully grown
How long is recovery after otoplasty?
When the procedure is performed in adulthood, once the ears have grown to their full size, it is unlikely that normal changes in the ears will occur.
what is the best age for otoplasty?
Ear surgery is preferred after the age of five.
How do you shower after otoplasty?
You can shower after the second day of the operation