COSMETIC FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY

Otoplasty



Protruding ears (prominent), is a very common disorder that occurs from an early age, mainly due to hyperplasia or aplasia of some elements (helix, antihelix or conchae). This is an operation usually carried out under local anesthesia, and no hospitalization is required beyond a few hours after surgery. Otoplasty also considers lobule reduction, which can either come from the use of ear jewelry or occur over time.

What can we achieve with otoplasty?
We can correct several aesthetic defects of the ears, such as:

Large, protruding ears/Lop ear or (small ears)
Shell ears (no outer curve in the cartilage)
Torn ear lobes (caused by jewelry)



How is the operation of otoplasty executed?

A small incision is made in the natural crease behind the ear.The procedure takes a few hours and includes local anesthesia.Then we form the new shape of the cartilage to achieve the desired result.Stitches are used to close the incisions and a bandage is placed around the head to ensure the correct position of the ears.

After an otoplasty surgery:

Administration of painkillers might be required.
The patient can return to his/her activities within hours.
Bandages are placed around the head which are then replaced with ears bandages which are removed after about 7 days
For the first 15 days after surgery, patients should sleep on their back rather than sideways. Stitches are removed within 7-10 days.
Due to the location of scars in natural ear crease, the incisions will not be visible almost at all and in time they will look less and less visible.

The aesthetic result of this surgery is satisfactory when it looks natural, and specifically when the intervention of a plastic surgeon is not evident, while the ears are no longer protruding.