AESTHETIC

SURGERY

Otoplasty

Surgical technique to move, remodel or reduce the size of the ears with immediate results.

Results and duration

Duration: 1 hour.

Results: visible immediately.

Postoperative care: analgesics for possible discomfort.

Discharge: same day.

Hospitalisation: not required.

Anaesthesia: local with sedation.

What is it?

It is a simple procedure to correct alterations to the position and shape or the ears, because, along with prominent or “jug” ears, there are other problems that can also be solved by this type of surgery, such as constricted ear or cup ears. The main aim is to move them to a more normal position, by flattening them against the head or reducing their size.

How is it performed?

The technique used depends on the client’s specific problem and specific characteristics. Generally, a small incision is made on the back of the ear, to expose the cartilage, after which the cartilage is shaped and folded backward. Internal stitches may be used to maintain the new shape. On other occasions, the procedure may require removal of part of the cartilage to obtain a more natural-looking ear. The scar resulting from otoplasty is hidden perfectly behind the ear. Although sometimes only one ear is affected, normally surgery is performed on both, with the aim of obtaining more symmetrical and harmonious results.

Advantages

  • The sutures are stitched behind the ear, so the scar is practically unnoticeable.
  • The results are visible immediately.
  • It provides greater harmony to the face, improving the self-esteem of clients who undergo this surgery.

 

Areas of application

Ears.

Recommendations and care

  • An occlusive bandage should be worn for the first 48-72 hours.
  • The head should be kept dry, at least for the first few days.
  • Sleeping face up is recommendable.

FAQs

Is it true that the ears lose a degree of sensitivity in the first few days?

Yes, this is a common effect; however, sensitivity is recovered after a few weeks.

Can I use glasses after the surgery?

You should not use glasses for the first few days, to avoid exerting pressure on the area. If absolutely necessary, the best solution is to see a specialist who can prescribe another type of lens that does not involve exerting pressure on the area of the ear.

Can I wash my hair after surgery?

Yes, but try to avoid wetting the ears. The only restriction to bear in mind until the stitches have fallen out is not to use a hot air dryer in the area.

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