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Home » Plastic Surgical Procedures » Surgical Procedures » Ear Reshaping Surgery

Ear Reshaping Surgery (Otoplasty)

Symptoms:
Bat ears; Ears of unequal shape or size (asymmetry); Ears that stick out more on one side than the other; Flat ears.

Description of Procedure:
These different deformities of the ear are approached either by the closed (just using sutures alone) or open approach through scars hidden behind the ears. The ear cartilage is refined and shaped by scoring and sutures to suit the patient's requirements. Due to the complexity of this surgery, it is insufficient to annotate here what is required and a formal consultation with full assessment is crucial before operation.

PLEASE NOTE: Bat ears may make children the subject of taunts and ridicule (Dumbo ears, rat ears) early in life and are usually corrected before primary school years.

Anaesthesia:
  • Local Anaesthesia with intravenous sedation (recommended) or General Anaesthesia (especially children).

Hospital Stay:
  • A day surgical procedure performed in the clinic.
  • A hospital stay may be required in children depending on their level of maturity

Downtime:
  • The head will be bandaged immediately after surgery to be removed after 7 days.
  • You will be able to walk out of the clinic
  • Normal activities can be resumed almost immediately
 
 
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