Cosmetic Ear surgery – Otoplasty
Otoplasty, ear pinning, or ear surgery is a popular cosmetic surgical procedure. It re positions prominent or protruding ears to create a more balanced and symmetrical look.
The aim of an otoplasty is to create a natural, understated shape with the incisions concealed behind the ear.
The cosmetic ear surgery involves reshaping ear cartilage using cartilage scoring and suture setback techniques to set the ear closer to the head.
Who is a candidate for Otoplasty
If your ears are overly prominent or if you feel your ears are unattractively shaped, then setback otoplasty surgery may be an option for you. Ear pinning procedures are ideal for both children and adults.
In children, we recommend they are over the age of 6 years.
Things to consider before otoplasty surgery
Before you decide on an ear shaping procedure, you need to consider:
- Exact evenness (symmetry) isn’t likely. Similar to natural ears, the position of the ears after otoplasty will not match perfectly.
- As with all surgical procedures, smokers are at increased risk of complications. If you are serious about undergoing ear surgery, you should try to quit smoking.
Please contact us today to schedule your complimentary consultation at Aesthetica. After listening to your concerns, Dr Ashley, with over 30 years experience, will suggest a procedure plan to address your concerns.
Otoplasty – the procedure
There are several surgical options available..
The cosmetic ear surgery is usually performed under local anaesthesia. However, if you are concerned about being awake, it can be done with sedation or even a general anaesthetic.
After the incision is made behind your ear, the cartilage and skin tissue reshaped. The scar is in the natural folds of your ear, over time, it will be difficult to see.
Every procedure is unique, addressing your concerns and aspirations.
All sutures will dissolve after 2 -4 weeks
After your Otoplasty
After your cosmetic ear surgery you will go home wearing a protective surgical dressing and head band over your ears. We will change the dressing the next day. Then you will wear the soft headband for about 10 days, then reducing to night wear for another 4-6 weeks.
Most patients require 3 -5 days to recover from otoplasty.
You may experience soreness, swelling and bruising, which will naturally subside in a few days.
You can resume light office work or school, and non-strenuous activities within a week and avoid strenuous exercise for four to six weeks.
Otoplasty surgery before and after photos
Depending of the extent of work involved, type of anaesthetic – if any, and the theatre fees, costs can vary.
Please do not hesitate to email or call for a quote.
All our fees are inclusive. Aftercare treatments, to help with scar healing and swelling reduction, and consultations are included.
A Medicare rebate and private health insurance rebates may be applicable.
This will be discussed with you during your consultation.
For further information or book in for a free consultation with one of our experienced Doctors, please email us or call us on 98246134.