Otoplasty is a reconstructive surgical procedure that involves changing the
shape, location, or size of the ear cosmetically. It is also known as an Ear Plastic


Surgery begins with an incision hidden in the natural skin crease behind the ear.
A small amount of skin is removed, and then the cartilage is reshaped using a
variety of techniques to achieve the desired contour and orientation.
Finally, the incisions are closed to hold the ear in place. If necessary, the
procedure is then performed on the other ear to create a symmetrical result.
Otoplasty generally takes between 1 to 2 hours, depending upon the complexity
of the procedure.


The goal of otoplasty is to symmetrically reposition and/or reshape either one or
both of the ears to create a less prominent appearance. This procedure can reduce
ear dominance among the facial features and restore a more balanced facial
appearance. Repositioning the ears can also reduce ear pain during sleep and
sensitivity to sound that can affect individuals with protruding ears. Otoplasty can
be performed at either a young age, during adolescence, or in adulthood with
outstanding results.

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Protruding or overly large ears can throw off the balance of your other facial
features, becoming the first thing that people notice about you at a glance. If you
are self-conscious about the way your ears look– you may want to consider
otoplasty to improve their appearance.


After otoplasty, the ears are bandaged in soft dressings for a few days. When these
dressings are removed, it is recommended that patients wear a specialized headband at
night for several weeks after surgery. Patients typically resume their normal daily routine
after about one week; however, patients are cautioned to avoid heavy activities for three to
four weeks following surgery. Discomfort after otoplasty is typically mild and can be
effectively managed with medication.

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