Otoplasty is a reparative or plastic surgery of the ears. This surgery is for people who have protruding ears, suffering from ears distortion or aesthetic unease.
It is usually provided to children from the age of 7. However, it can also be done to adults. The important aspect should be that the operation is done under the consent of the concerned person and not by the desire of his entourage.
The surgery is usually bilateral (intervention on 2 ears), considered as benign and is performed under local anesthesia and lasts only an hour. The main goal is to end complexes and create a perfect harmony with the rest of the face.
It is imperative to book an appointment with the surgeon and the anesthetist to estimate and discuss the motivations and the procedures to follow.
After the surgery and after having removed the bandage, it is required to wear a protective bandage during several days and to avoid physical efforts. The patient should protect himself from the sun during the following weeks.
Scars are very discreet because they are hidden in the natural folds of the ear. It will take at least 3 months to have a definitive visual result.