PLASTIC SURGERY CLINIC
EAR SURGERY (OTOPLASTY)
For many adults and children, having large ears leads to ridicule, poor adaptation to school, and/or extreme self-consciousness.
Otoplasty is a procedure used to reduce large or protruding ears by setting the ears back closer to the head as well as shaping and/or removing cartilage.
Otoplasty can be performed at any age after the ears have reached their full size, which is around 5 to 6 years of age. This procedure involves reforming the cartilage that shapes the ears, to pull them in, and reduce the protrusion. Sutures are placed on the back side of the ear to maintain the new position. Incisions and the resulting scars are well concealed on the back of the ear, so that there is no visible scarring.
Otoplasty generally takes about one to two hours. Patient will be able to return home within a few hours of the surgery.
This surgery can be performed under a local anesthesia.
We advise the patient to wear a headband for a few weeks after surgery in order to protect the surgical repair.
Staff of the clinic will take care of you until the healing process is complete.