This type of plastic surgery is aimed at correcting cosmetic flaws. This category includes protruding ears, large flaps of the ear or asymmetrical ears.
Aesthetic otoplasty is performed in cases of underdevelopment of the supraorbital ridge, overdevelopment of auricular cartilage, protrusion of the fleshy part of the ear (lobe), an overly large pinna.
All of these are aesthetic defects and can be easily corrected by otoplasty in children and adults.
This type of plastic surgery corrects complicated defects caused by a defect in the external part of the ear, by a trauma or even by a missing part. This includes conditions like macrotia, microtia, atony, lobe and helix deformities.
Reconstruction of the external body is a series of complex surgeries, involving the use of modern special correction methods. For instance, to restore a part of the ear, a piece of cartilage is removed from the rib and a transplant is grown from it. Subsequently, the skin is grafted to it.
Our medical consultants will take care of you during 1 year after the surgery. If you need any assistance, if you have questions, you can contact our staff 24/7. We will ask you to send pictures to see the progress 2 weeks, 2 months, 6 months and 1 year after the operation.
Otoplasty is a plastic surgery to correct droopy ears or reduce the size of the ear canals.
Only minor ear defects in babies can be corrected without surgery and these can often be corrected with a splint before 3 months of age. In other cases, surgery may be necessary.
Otoplasty can be performed from the age of 9 (at which age the ear auricles finish forming) until the age of 75-80.
No, neither floppy ears, nor the correction of ears by surgery, will affect your ability to hear in any way.
No, it is a relatively simple operation, but it also requires a great level of attention to detail. All manipulation is done through an incision behind the auricle.
As all the manipulations are carried out through an incision behind the auricle, scars after surgery are completely invisible.
Depending on the complexity of the operation, doctors may use local anaesthesia and sedatives or general anaesthesia.
The effect of the operation is noticeable in one week, immediately after the compression bandage is removed.
General well-being returns to normal on the day of surgery. However, due to the fact that an elastic bandage must be worn on the head, it is possible to return to work one to two weeks after the operation.
There are no strict criteria for determining the position and size of the ears. However, it is generally accepted that the angle between the ear lobe and the head should be 30° and that the line of the ear lobe should be parallel to the cheek.
Ear piercings can be done a couple of months after surgery, when full recovery is complete.
A second earplasty is possible if the first operation did not have the desired result. This rarely happens, usually in complicated cases or if the doctor's recommendations are not followed during the post-operative period. If minor correction is necessary, the operation will not be more complicated than the initial one. If, however, keloid scars have formed at the site of the intervention or there is a secondary deformity of the auricle, it is more difficult to restore its shape.
For the first week there may be some pain. If necessary, your doctor will prescribe pain killers.
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