What is Otoplasty
Otoplasty is the surgery that corrects the irregularities or imperfections in the shape, size and position of the ear.
It includes several congenital (occurring at birth) or acquired (occurring later as a result of trauma or other pathological conditions) conditions.
It aims to give the ear a more normal appearance, position and proportions.
Candidates for the Surgery
- Healthy people without serious health problems
- Non-smokers or people who intend to follow instructions for at least a temporary cessation of smoking
- The appropriate age for this operation is after the age of 5 years where the cartilage has stabilized to a significant degree.
The Examination Before Surgery
During the exam you should be ready to discuss:
- Why do you want to do this surgery, your expectations and the end result that you would consider desirable.
- Medical problems you may have, drug allergies and previous surgeries and medical treatments
- List of medications, vitamins, and supplements you use.
- Also tell your doctor about alcohol, tobacco, or[..]
Preparing For Surgery
- You will need to have a general blood test
- If you are over 40 or have a health problem you may need a chest x-ray, electrocardiogram or some more specialized tests.If you have a
- chronic illness you may need to see your doctor or adjust the doses of the medicines you are taking.
- Smoking cessation at least 2 weeks before surgery.
- Avoid taking aspirin[..]
The operation can be performed under local anesthesia or a combination of local anesthesia and sedation or under general anesthesia.
These options will be discussed during the review.
After the injection of the local anesthetic, an incision will be made in an invisible position on the back surface of the ear and the necessary corrections will be made.
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Risks And Security
The decision for any plastic surgery is personal and should be made by weighing the benefits of achieving your main cosmetic goals and the risks and possible complications of surgery.
Otoplasty is usually a very safe operation, with very little chance of complications, however, as in any surgery there are some unavoidable risks.
You will be asked to sign consent forms to ensure [..]
The key to the success of your surgery is to follow exactly the postoperative instructions that will be given to you.
You usually need to be hospitalized for a few hours after the operation in order to recover from the medications given during the operation.
Mobilization is done immediately in the first postoperative hours and if your doctor examines you if you feel well you can[..]
Costs may vary depending on the complexity and estimated duration of the operation.
- Anesthesia fees - fee of anesthesiologist
- Cost of hospitalization and use of surgical facilities
- Medical examinations, medicines, consumables
- Remuneration of surgeon / assistants
Questions to ask during the examination
- Am I a good candidate for this surgery?
- How should the operation be done to have the best possible results?
- What are the risks and complications associated with surgery? How often do these problems occur?
- How are complications treated?
- How much recovery period and what help will I need during it?
- What should I do to help get the best resu[..]