What is it exactly?
Otoplasty is a surgical procedure that corrects the unsightly appearance of protruding ears by reshaping the cartilage. Dr. Zadeh practices otoplasty under general or sometimes local anaesthesia, depending on the patient, following a pre-operative assessment.
This simple and reliable procedure provides aesthetic benefits as it corrects ear anomalies by remodelling and repositioning the cartilage so that the ears are pinned back and symmetrical, achieving the correct size and in harmony with the rest of the face.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
Regardless of age, any adult who has protruding ears may undergo otoplasty. In children, it’s recommended to wait until age 7 so that the ears are fully grown.
Dr. Zadeh makes an incision in the natural fold at the back of the ear. Then, the cartilage is exposed by detaching the skin, allowing it to be remodelled. Finally, the back angle is adjusted so that the detachment is corrected.