Are you conscious about the shape or size of your ears? Ear Otoplasty might just be the cosmetic surgery that can change your look and boost your confidence.
From ear pinning to reshaping, this procedure has been gaining popularity as a safe and effective solution for those seeking an aesthetic improvement in their ear appearance.
Let us help you with what you need to know about Ear Otoplasty, from its types and benefits to recovery time and potential risks. Learn how this simple yet life-changing procedure can enhance your overall facial symmetry!
Otoplasty, also termed as cosmetic ear surgery, is a procedure that can improve the appearance of your ears. Otoplasty can change the size, shape, or position of your ears. It can also correct a congenital disability or injury.
If you’re considering Otoplasty surgery, consider improving your appearance by making your ears less noticeable. Or, you may want to correct a problem that makes it difficult to wear glasses or hearing aids or affects the fit of certain types of headgear.
In children, Otoplasty is often done to treat “ear pinning,” in which the ear sticks out too far from the head. This condition is usually apparent at birth or shortly afterwards. It may run in families.
Otoplasty is an excellent option for kids ages 5 and older because this is when the outer ear is getting close to adult size.
Adults who wish to have cosmetic ear surgery should preferably not smoke, have an overall healthy condition, and be free of any underlying medical issues.
Some have had Otoplasty in the past but weren’t happy with the outcome. They might then have a different procedure to get the desired outcomes.
The Otoplasty procedure involves reshaping the ear cartilage to create a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. This can be done by removing excess cartilage or repositioning the existing cartilage. In some cases, both methods may be used.
The surgeon will incision behind the ear to access the ear cartilage. As the incision is made, the surgeon will sculpt the cartilage to the desired shape and then close the incision with stitches. The entire procedure usually takes about two hours to complete.
After the surgery, you will likely have a dressing or splint placed over your ears to protect them as they heal. You will also be given pain medication to help manage any discomfort you may experience. Recovery from Otoplasty is quick, with most people able to return to normal activities within a week or so.
Most people can return to normal activities within a week. However, avoiding strenuous activity for at least two weeks after Otoplasty plastic surgery is important.
People usually experience mild discomfort and swelling after surgery, but medication can control this. It is also common for the ears to feel numb or sensitive for a few weeks. Most people see a noticeable improvement in the shape and position of their ears within a few weeks of surgery, but it can take up to six months for the final Otoplasty results to be visible.
Otoplaty cost varies depending on the specific type of Otoplasty plastic surgery, the surgeon’s experience, and the location of the clinic. On average, the cost of Otoplasty in Dubai can range from AED 10,000 to AED 25,000. It is advisable to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon in Dubai to determine the most appropriate approach for the best Otoplasty results.
Note Otoplasty cost may not include additional expenses such as anesthesia, medication, and post-operative care.
Several issues can be corrected through Ear Otoplasty surgery, including:
Protruding ears: This is the most common reason why people seek out Otoplasty plastic surgery. Ears that stick out too far from the head can be a source of embarrassment and can make a person feel self-conscious. Otoplasty can help to set these ears back closer to the head for a more natural look.
Asymmetrical ears: Otoplasty plastic surgery can correct this issue if your ears are not symmetrical. One ear may be set higher or lower than the other, or one may protrude more than the other. Through Otoplasty, your surgeon can even out your ears to match each other better.
Large or misshapen ear lobes: If you have large ear lobes or ear lobes, Otoplasty surgery can also help correct this issue. Ear lobes that are too large can be made smaller and more proportionate through surgery, and misshapen ear lobes can be given a more normal shape.
Choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience performing the procedure is important when considering Otoplasty. Dr. Hasan Ali is a renowned plastic surgeon specializing in Otoplasty and has helped many patients achieve their desired Otoplasty results.
Dr. Hasan Ali will meet with you for a consultation to discuss your goals and concerns. He will examine your ears and talk to you about your options. He will also answer any questions you have about the procedure.
If you want to proceed with Otoplasty, Dr. Ali will schedule your surgery date and time. He will provide you with the necessary instructions to prepare for surgery.