Otoplasty, also known as ear surgery or ear reshaping, is a surgical procedure that is used to alter the shape, size, or position of the ears. The procedure is typically performed on children and adults who are self-conscious about the appearance of their ears, or who have ears that stick out too far from the head.

The surgical procedure for otoplasty is typically performed under general or local anesthesia, and it typically takes about 2 hours to complete. The procedure begins with an incision being made behind the ear, where the ear cartilage is then sculpted and reshaped to achieve the desired shape and position. In some cases, the ear cartilage may be removed or repositioned to achieve the desired result.

After the procedure, a bandage is placed around the head to help support the ears and to keep them in the desired position. The bandage should be worn for about one week, and the patient should avoid sleeping on the side of the treated ear. The patient should also avoid activities that may cause trauma to the ears, such as contact sports, for several weeks after the procedure.

The recovery process after otoplasty typically takes about 2 weeks, during which time the patient may experience some swelling and discomfort. The patient should avoid strenuous activity during this time, and should follow the instructions of the surgeon to ensure proper healing.

The results of otoplasty are typically permanent, and patients are usually very pleased with the improvement in the appearance of their ears. Overall, otoplasty is a safe and effective procedure that can help improve the appearance of the ears and boost the patient’s self-confidence. It is important to choose a qualified and experienced surgeon to perform the procedure, and to discuss any concerns or questions with the surgeon before the procedure.


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