Ear Reshaping Procedure - Otoplasty

Otoplasty is a cosmetic procedure that enhances and improves the shape of the outer ear. There are many different methods of Otoplasty depending the age and desired result the patients wants to achieve.
Some of the major complaints that an otoplasty can be used to correct are:
  • Pinning back protruding ears
  • Unsymmetrical ears
  • Reducing the size and size of the outer ears if they are too large due to ear cartilage overproduction.
  • Rebuilding the outer ear after accident of if not enough cartilage is produced.
The results of the otoplasty are permanent and you can see the change immediately after surgery. The final result however will take a few days.
It is important to follow your plastic surgeon’s instructions as you may be advised to wear a headband at night for the first week after surgery.
Otoplasty FAQs

Who needs Otoplasty?

Otoplasty can be used to correct the following:
  • Protruding ears
  • Damaged or elongated ear lobes
  • Cupped or loped ears
  • Ears that don’t look the same.

Is there an age limit for the procedure?

Otoplasty can be performed on a wide range of patients. Typically anyone above the age of 4 is a candidate for Otoplasty.

What Method Does We Use When Performs Otoplasty?

The Otoplasty Treatment is done under local anesthesia and sedation.

How long is the surgical time for it?

It is usually completed in 120 minutes or less. Most patients are able to return to work within a week after otoplasty surgery.

Should I expect a post operative scar?

Conveniently hidden behind the ear. The shallow scar will also fade with time but our surgeon’s technique places it in an unnoticeable area.

Will Otoplasty hurt ?

The surgery is performed under local anesthetic and sedation and is not a painful procedure

What is the Recovery Process Post otoplasty?

A week after the treatment, adults and children can return to school or work. More strenuous activity and exercise can be resumed after 2 weeks.

Will insurance cover the cost of otoplasty?

Otoplasty surgery is not covered by insurance. Otoplasty procedure costs are based on various aspects including the anticipated length of time surgery will take, the form of reshaping, and type of anaesthesia required. Ordinarily, an otoplasty conducted with a light sedation will cost somewhat less than an otoplasty requiring general anaesthesia.

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