Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)
Ear surgery, also known as otoplasty, can improve the shape, position or proportion of the ear.
Prominent ears or ears which seem to stick out are commonly treated by otoplasy. Usually, an incision is made behind the ear. The cartilage is manipulated by weakening it in certain spots. Sutures are utilized to bring the cartilage to the required shape and bring the ear back into proportion.
Stitches or skin glue may be utilized behind the ear and dressings may stay on for 1-2 weeks.
Procedure: For children is usually done under general anesthesia in an operating room. For adults may be done under local anesthesia or with sedation.
Hospital stay: Outpatient/Day case
Recovery: Dressings 1-2 weeks, usually the patient is asked to sleep with a headband for additional 2-3 weeks