Prominent ear correction surgery

Otoplasty
Many people with prominent or abnormally shaped ears frequently experience anxiety and loss of self-confidence. Ear correction surgery, or 'Otoplasty' and in some cases 'pinnaplasty' addresses this problem by re-positioning overly prominent ears closer to the head.

Although corrective ear surgery is most commonly performed on children, it is not unusual for adults who did not have the opportunity during their childhood to take advantage of the instant benefits of this simple operation.

At BeautyHungary clinics, prominent ear correction surgery is a day procedure, performed under a local anesthetic. The ear reshaping operation itself is totally painless and does not affect the hearing of the patient.

How is the otoplasty performed?

Before a prominent ear correction surgery the patient is given a local anesthesia and the whole process lasts for approximately one hour, although with more complicated procedures it may take longer. The technique the surgeon uses will depend a lot upon the magnitude of the problem.

In a prominent ear correction surgery the surgeon makes a tiny, inconspicuous incision behind the ears to expose the cartilage, in order to shape it. The surgeon then sculpts the ear cartilage and bends it back towards the patient's head.

After the operation the patient's ears are bandaged and remain so for approximately one week, after which the stitches are removed or have been dissolved. The ears heal very quickly leaving only a very faint scar behind the ears.

Who is a good candidate for ear surgery?

To be considered for prominent ear correction surgery you must be in good overall health. Patients must be in a sound mental a physical health and have realistic expectations. A consultation with our board certified plastic surgeon will clarify your expectations and determine whether or not you are a suitable candidate for ear correction procedure. Usually everyone is suitable to undergo the surgery, pre-examinations are not needed.

After a prominent ear correction surgery

It is quite common to experience some minor throbbing and pain for a few days after the ear correction surgery, this pain can be relieved by medication prescribed by the surgeon.

Although the ears may remain swollen or bruised for a couple of weeks, most people can return to normal activities after 5 days, however, for one month after the surgery extra care must be taken so as not to jeopardize the success of the surgery.

The patient is recommended to avoid any activity which might involve the ear being bent back.

Complications associated with ear correction surgery

Complications associated with prominent ear correction surgery are few, however, as with any type of operation, there is always the potential for post-surgery complications.

In some cases a patient may develop a blood clot of the ear, if it doesn't dissolve by itself the surgeon may have to draw the blood out with a syringe. Occasionally, patients develop an infection in the cartilage, which can cause scar tissue to form, such infections are typically treated with antibiotics;

In very rare cases another surgery may be required in order to drain the infected part of the ear.

Ear correction surgery costs

The price includes: personal consultation with your plastic surgeon, local anesthesia, surgery, one overnight at the clinic, medications, post-surgical controls and free transfer between airport-hotel-clinic.

Please don't hesitate to contact us here at BeautyHungary - we would be happy to answer any questions you may have about prominent ear correction surgery. You can also fill in our simple consultation form.

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