Otoplasty (Ear Reshaping)

Otoplasty (Ear Reshaping)


Otoplasty, also known as ear reshaping, is a surgical procedure that is performed to alter the shape, size, or position of the ears. This procedure is commonly performed on individuals who are unhappy with the appearance of their ears, or who have experienced a traumatic injury to their ears. Otoplasty can improve the shape and symmetry of the ears, and can help to restore confidence and self-esteem.


The specific details of the otoplasty procedure can vary depending on the patient’s individual needs and the surgeon’s techniques. Generally, the procedure involves making small incisions behind the ears to access the cartilage. The surgeon may then reshape the cartilage using a combination of techniques such as sutures, scoring, or removing cartilage. In some cases, additional tissue may be added to the ear to achieve the desired shape and size. The surgeon will then close the incisions with sutures.

The procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia with sedation, although general anesthesia may be used for young children or for more extensive surgeries. The surgery usually takes around 2-3 hours to complete, and patients can usually go home the same day.

After the surgery, patients will need to wear a protective headband to help protect the ears during the healing process. Pain medication may be prescribed to manage any discomfort, and patients will need to avoid any strenuous activities for a few weeks following the surgery. Full recovery can take several weeks to a few months, and patients will need to follow their surgeon’s instructions for proper care and maintenance of their ears during this time.

Overall, otoplasty can be a safe and effective procedure for individuals looking to improve the appearance of their ears. It is important to consult with a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon to discuss your individual goals and determine if this procedure is right for you.

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