Advances in otoplasty

Written by: Dr. Óscar Villafañe
Published: | Updated: 17/11/2018
Edited by: Roser Bernés Ubasos


They described a number of techniques for otoplasty. In our case we perform a particular much less invasive than others and that is the placement of sutures in the pinna through a millimeter incisions.

This technique provides great advantages because it gets very good results further minimizing possible complications. It is a simple procedure, performed under local anesthesia, the same applies to the dentist.

This technique facilitates the postoperative period, this being comfortable and slightly annoying. It does not require the placement of bulky bandages, but a simple tape that is placed only at night for a month past the first two days. Does not prevent the shower or incorporated quickly into working life at school or in the case of children.

Care is minimized immediate intervention discomfort are normal but with taking a simple analgesic improve and only required during the first 24 hours. The specialist in Plastic Surgery only warned not to take aspirin. It insists on keeping the wound clean and keep the tape at night.

Each problem should be viewed individually although this technique corrects a large majority of cases of prominent ears. The selection of patients must also make it based on other aspects of your particular medical history, as a complementary or not this evidence will be required.

In general, patients who request such interventions are young and do not usually have added pathologies. It is also suitable for children when they have reached the development of the pinna, which occurs after six years. It is important that in the case of children, understand that is what they will do to collaborate during surgery and postoperatively.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Óscar Villafañe
Plastic surgery

Dr. Óscar Villafañe is a renowned expert in Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery. Formed in leading centers of the World, such as the Canniesburn Hospital (United Kingdom) or the Chan Gung Memorial Hospital in Taiwan. In addition to his extensive experience in cosmetic surgery, he has extensive training in hand surgery and microsurgery. He is a pioneer in the use of endoscope and video camera to perform microsurgery and was selected by CV from the Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow to work in the Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery Unit of Taiwan, the unit with the most experience in Microsurgery in the world. . Currently he is working in two cities: Pamplona and San Sebastián, keeping in constant evolution and training, performing advanced techniques such as otoplasties with suture threads that entails millimeter scars.


*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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