Otoplasty is a surgical procedure that corrects the position, shape and size of the ear shells.
The operation can be performed on all patients over 6 years of age. The intervention lasts 1 to 2 hours and is usually performed under local anesthesia, and according to the needs or wishes of the patient (usually children) under general anesthesia.
The operation involves approaching the ear shells to the head and reshaping the cartilage. The results can be considered lasting. The scar is hidden behind the earlobe and is practically invisible. After the operation, it is necessary to wear an immobilization elastic bandage from 5 to 7 days and then have it removed. Later on, it is necessary to wear an elastic band at bedtime for another three to four weeks. The sutures are removed after two weeks, and avoiding high-impact activities is recommended for a month.