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