Otoplasty

Information

This is the surgery that corrects protruding ears. This surgery is used to correct the position and shape of the ears. It is performed through a small incision behind the ears that results in an invisible scar.

Through this incision, the ear cartilages are worked on, changing their position and shape by incising them and/or removing a portion when necessary. Once the cartilages have been modified, the excess skin is removed and sutured with resorbable stitches.

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Duration

30-60 minutes

Anaesthesia

Local

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Recovery

immediate

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Follow-up

Wear elastic bands for 2/3 weeks

When and how is it done?

There are many surgical techniques to perform this operation; it will therefore be necessary for the patient to undergo a thorough pre-operative examination to allow Dr Moraci to plan the operation in the best possible way. The surgery is simple for a specialist in Plastic Surgery and is generally performed in Day-Surgery on an outpatient basis and under local anaesthesia. The duration of the operation is 30-60 min. <brZ Otoplasty can also be useful to correct asymmetries and congenital malformations of the ear.

Otoplasty is a surgical procedure that entails no major risks except that of recurrence. In fact, if performed incorrectly or due to poor healing, in rare cases the ears may return to their initial position or otherwise malposition. This complication requires a corrective reoperation.

PRE-SURGERY

Before surgery, the patient must undergo appropriate pre-operative investigations such as blood tests and an electrocardiogram.

Post-surgery

After the operation, the ears must be protected and maintained in the new position through the placement of an elastic bandage, which must be worn for 2-3 weeks and which the patient can hide with a headband or a hat. The postoperative period requires the patient not to wet the wound for 1 week. The return to routine activities is immediate. Bruising and subcutaneous haematomas may be present for a few days but not visible because they are hidden by the bandage.

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