Otoplasty (ear surgery)2019-01-30T17:19:06+00:00

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OTOPLASTY OR AESTHETIC EAR SURGERY CORRECTS PROTRUDING EARS. IT INVOLVES CARTILAGE REMODELLING, AND EAR REPOSITIONING.

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.

THE PROCEDURE

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.

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Types of surgeries and treatments

Important information about this surgery

PROCEDURE

LOCAL OR GENERAL ANAESTHESIA

POSSIBLE RISKS

Possible complications include:

  • Hematoma
  • Infection
  • Scarring
  • Altered sensation
  • Asymmetry

PRE-OPERATIVE INSTRUCTIONS

FASTING PROTOCOL BEFORE GENERAL ANAESTHESIA

Solids: Nothing after midnight on the day of surgery

Liquids allowed up to 2 hours before surgery:

  • Water
  • Sugar water
  • Mineral water
  • Clear fruit juice WITHOUT pulp, WITHOUT fibre
  • 7up, Ginger Ale

PROHIBITED liquids:

  • Drinks containing stimulants (e.g. Red Bull, coffee)
  • No soft drinks containing COLA
  • Fruit juice with pulp
  • Juice or water containing pulp
  • Milk

PRE-SURGICAL PROTOOL

  • No jewelry (including piercing jewelry)
  • No nail polish
  • Shower with antiseptic soap the morning of your surgery (antiseptic soap can be bought in a pharmacy)
  • Cease smoking cigarettes (minimum 2 weeks before surgery)
  • Two weeks before surgery, avoid aspirin, herbal supplements, vitamins, organic products, garlic, and fruit containing nuts.

POST-OPERATIVE MONITORING

Dr. Zadeh will prescribe medications to relieve discomfort. After the operation, a helmet-shaped dressing is worn for 5 to 7 days. Also, a compression bandage may be prescribed for a limited duration.

Dr. Zadeh uses dissolvable sutures, so removal isn’t necessary. Edema is normal following the operation, as are small bruises that will fade away after a few days. Loss of sensitivity may occur, but this side effect is temporary.

In no cases does otoplasty affect hearing.