This procedure aims to permanently correct protruding ears by reshaping the cartilage, so as to obtain ears “glued together”, symmetrical, size and natural aspect, thereby ending the teasing could cause psychological problems, conflicts social or academic.
Otoplasty can be performed in adults or adolescents, but most of the time, the correction is proposed as a child, where it can be performed from the age of 7.
Usually the procedure is done in one day of hospitalization (day surgery). It takes about 1 hour and is often performed under local anesthesia.
The cartilage remodeling is through an incision behind the ear, which allows to hide the scar.
Postoperative pain is usually moderate. The first large bandage is removed on the 2nd postoperative day and replaced by a band of contention that will be worn day and night for 2-4 weeks.
Complications are rare, but others include hematoma flag that must be drained, infections, which usually respond to antibiotic treatment, and skin pain.