This procedure aims to correct the ears when they are excessively large or very far apart.
While nobody knows exactly what the cause of protruding ears is, they have congenital origin, as they are sometimes seen in several members of the same family.
This is the procedure we carry out on the youngest patients at our clinic, because it causes great complexes in children under school age. We try to help them avoid all of that mental trauma, operating on them before they start school. It is important for them to have the procedure done early (at around five years old), given that after the procedure these children feel confident, improving their school relationships and self-esteem and strengthening their personality.
Adults can also be operated on at any age.
The most important thing is to achieve very good results. After otoplasty, the ears look natural and patients are satisfied.
It is done is with local anaesthetesia and on an outpatient basis: the patient can go home after the procedure, and must wear a bandage around the head for one week to remain the ears in the same position.
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It is very important to correct the ears before the age at which they start school, to prevent them developing a complex at the hands of their peers.
No. Neither the deformity of the ear or the corrective surgery affects hearing.
No. It is a relatively simple operation, but delicate and precise. The whole procedure is performed through an incision behind the ear.
Given that the procedure is performed through an incision behind the ears, the scars are unnoticeable.
We use a local anesthetic and sedation, which does not hurt at all and has a faster and safer recovery.
After the procedure, a bandage is applied for a week. It is at this time when you can see the result, which is usually very satisfactory.
The post-operative period is not painful, although due to the inflammation and the bandage the patient may experience some discomfort during the first week. This discomfort should disappear with analgesic treatment.
The patient recovers their general state of health on the same day given that it is an outpatient procedure, with no need to be admitted overnight. However, due to the fact that they will have to wear an elastic band, they will have to wait for one or two weeks before they can return to work.