Otoplasty: procedure and advantages

Written by: Dr. Óscar Villafañe
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Dr. Oscar Villafane Top Doctors plastic surgeon, we talk about otoplasty.

& iquest;What is the purpose of otoplasty and that cases used


The ears are prominent mainly for two reasons: one is when the shell is too big and the whole ear and going forward, the most frequent in 80 % of cases, why is this crease here is called the antihelix, which is poorly trained;as if the ear were pressed and pressed his ear to be going forward, which the treatments are creating the antihelix ear to go backwards.

& iquest, the method consisting in with millimetric scar


It consists, with local anesthesia, in Millimetre courts to make some, those cuts through scoring with a magnifying loupes, a permanent suture is what will give us the ear naturally. We performed sutures precisely localized sites for a curvature of antihelix as natural as possible.

& iquest;are the advantages over other methods


Well that is performed under local anesthesia. Millimetre few cuts which does not carry scars compared with traditional techniques, not the skin becomes dry, the patient makes a normal life since the next day is done: can shower and normal life, as it has no bandage, the patient requires a sick leave, the patient is in the same query result, we give a small mirror and immediately see the result has been, thus, the happier will the surgery. Also can be used to tweak secondary ears that have not been, or perhaps have been fine, but the patient in the upper third sees a small deformity that this technique can be corrected.

& iquest;Shall the patient to rest after the intervention


The technique is not because they do not have scars, the patient has to rest;makes normal life from day and you can shower and go out without bandages on the next day, which is a major advantage in this technique.

*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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