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Otoplasty or Cosmetic Ear Surgery

What is an Otoplasty?

Otoplasty, cosmetic ear surgery, treatment of protruded ears or bat ears, is a surgery that repositions the ear in a more posterior position while maintaining a natural appearance.

Short description of the procedure

The procedure is performed under local anaesthesia for adult patients and general anaesthesia for paediatric patients. A hidden back incision is made through which the ear is reshaped and repositioned posteriorly.

How long does the procedure last?

1-1.5 hours

What about the recovery?

Patients will experience discomfort that can be relieved with medication. Two days after the surgery, you should expect bruising & swelling to be at its worst. Sutures are absorbable and there is no need to remove them.

You are asked to wear a facial band day and night for 14 days then only when you are sleeping for an additional 30 days.

Possible complications

Like any surgery, there are possible complications: hematoma, infection, scarring, asymmetries.

All facial plastic surgeries