Cosmetic surgery of the ear, or otoplasty, is an aesthetic procedure that alters the size, position, or proportion of the ears. The outcome of ear reshaping surgery varies greatly depending on the changes that are desired, but these procedures generally improve self-confidence, especially in children and teenagers. If the ears stick out, ear pinning surgery can be performed to flatten the ears against the head. If one ear is positioned higher than the other, ear repositioning can create symmetry. Large, oversized ears can be addressed alone or in conjunction with other ear issues.
Ear surgery is an outpatient procedure, meaning there’s no hospital stay required and you can go home about two hours after surgery. It’s often done under general anesthesia for kids and local anesthesia in adults, but it will depend on the complexity of the procedure. Surgical techniques vary based on your goals, but generally, otoplasty involves two primary aspects: reshaping the ear and moving the entire ear closer to the head.
Surgery is done in general anesthesia. Patients is fully asleep during the procedure. Suction drain is removed after 7-10 days. Patient is ready to join back school/work in two weeks’ time.Your ears will start to look normal after a week or two as the swelling and bruising resolves. Healing is close to 80% complete by six weeks, and ears are close to fully healed by about two to three months.