Ear surgery also known as otoplasty – is a plastic surgery that can improve the shape, reduce the size, reshape or correct the position (sticking out) or proportion of the ear.
Otoplasty plastic surgery gives the patient the opportunity to improve the appearance of their ears, backing to a position closer to the head.
An otoplasty procedure can result in more natural looking ears, but an exact symmetry is never achieved. This especially helps psychological and emotionally children and adolescents. Otoplasty is one of few cosmetic surgeries performed on children as well as adults.
How is ear surgery done?
Otoplasty surgery takes about 2-3 hours to perform and is carried out under local anesthetic or a general anesthetic both on an outpatient basis, at a hospital in Malaga or the Costa del Sol area.
To perform Otoplasty, Dr. Ruiz Ruiz will begin with a small incision between the ear and the side of the head to ensure the scar is hidden behind the ears. The cartilage is remolded leaving a natural appearance.
After ear surgery
After the plastic surgery, a small protective dressing is usually worn until the stitches are removed. Also, a bandage is wise to use for protection and to avoid the ear from bending during sleeping. Both adults and children can return to work or to school after only a few days, but are advised to avoid strong physical activities during the first month.
Ear surgery offers near immediate and visible results. Dr. Ruiz Ruiz performs a full range of plastic surgery procedures around Otoplasty as constricted ear or cup ear, elongated or almond-shaped lobes. She uses highly advanced techniques and technologies to achieve the desired results for her many patients in Malaga and the Costa del Sol.
Otoplasty surgery can dramatically enhance the appearance of patients, correcting deformities and giving them a more normal, natural looking shape.