Otoplasty surgery to correct prominent ears

Written by: Dr. Julio Puig
Edited by: Patricia Pujante Crespo

One of the most common problems is the aesthetics having the protruding ears. Cosmetic ear surgery or otoplasty can solve this problem with a simple intervention that altered its position and shape is corrected.

The small surgery to properly position your ears prevents important complexes, especially at early ages. This is the only procedure performed to minors, from the 8 years since its operation does not affect the normal development of the child and does avoid psychological trauma. It is the expert surgeon in reconstructive plastic surgery, aesthetic and who must assess, after the relevant tests, if the patient's operation can be performed.


What is the process of otoplasty in operating room

Otoplasty is usually performed through an incision in the back of the ears, so that, after surgery, no visible scarring. From this incision reshapes the cartilage, causing them to fold at appropriate points and the depth of the shell is reduced, always giving priority to the main objective: to give a most natural look possible.

Also, to perform a local anesthesia is commonly used otoplasty, always in an operating room with all necessary guarantees, but not being essential to remain at the clinic. The approximate duration of the intervention is an hour and a half and three hours, depending on the case to be treated.


Postoperative otoplasty

After surgery the patient is placed a bandage is kept for 24 hours. Once removed we recommend using an elastic band during night and day for a period of two weeks to prevent ear bend forward. In the early days the pain can be moderate, so analgesics should be administered.

The results of otoplasty are final and there is no need to intervene ears over the years. To be satisfied with the result it is essential that the patient understands that the ears can never be perfectly identical. However, they are very similar and much better shape and position prior to the intervention.


Edited by Patricia Crespo Pujante

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Julio Puig
Plastic surgery

Dr. Julio Puig is a renowned Plastic Surgeon who has more than 25 years of experience in the profession, working in centers of medical excellence in Spain and the United States. Among his many achievements, he is the founder and director of the Domiciliary Hospitalization Unit of the La Fe University Hospital in Valencia from 1989 to 1991. He is a specialist in Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery by opposition MIR at the Hospital de Bellvitge de Barcelona. The doctor has been Head of the Plastic Surgery Unit of the Pilar Clinic of Barcelona for 15 years and currently works as a Plastic Surgeon in the VITHAS-NISA Hospital 9 de Octubre de Valencia.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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