For personal reasons, many children and even adults do not like the appearance of their ears. While some patients have prominent or protruding ears, others suffer from trauma deformities. Other patients simply wish to have a reduction in the earlobe or repair the elongated or stretched earlobes over time.
Am I a good candidate for otoplasty?
You are a good candidate for otoplasty if:
- You are over 5 years old and in good health.
- You have protruding ears and want to pin them.
- You have deformed ears.
- You have an asymmetry and want to create more balance between the ears.
- You have healthy and realistic expectations.
Rates : £ 1 380
This package includes: the Surgery, anesthesia, use of the operating room, stay at the clinic, drugs, surgeon and anesthesiologist fees, medicines, convalescence at the hotel and transfers (Airport / Clinic / Hotel).
Anesthesia : General
Length of stay : 4 days (3 nights): 2 nights at the clinic / 1 nights at the hotel
Scar : An incision behind the ear
Time of absence before returning to work :You can return to work after one week. Do not exert yourself and keep moderate physical activity for 15 days.
Before the surgery:
The first consultation is crucial for the procedure. The surgeon carefully examines your ears and explains the various ways to correct the problem.
You will discuss the choice of anesthesia, your medical history and the costs associated with the surgery.
This initial consultation is a good time for patients to learn about the benefits of surgery and the potential risks of otoplasty.
How is surgery done?
The surgeon makes a global approach to correct ear deformities with an invisible posterior scar.
With his technique, the surgeon removes some of the cartilage from the ear and uses sutures to modify and preserve the new shape of the ear.
It then modifies the anterior part of the cartilage so as to limit the probability of recurrence of the deformation.
This procedure is performed under general anesthesia for children and can be performed under local anesthesia with oral sedation for adults.
After the surgery:
Most patients, even young children, tolerate the procedure very well.
The pains are well controlled by oral narcotic analgesics.
During the early postoperative period, the patient should be careful to avoid any activity with direct contact.
The surgical site is covered with a large surgical gauze envelope, and patients should sleep with their heads held high and avoid turning sideways during sleep.
Some patients may have swelling or bruising that usually improves after 10 days.
As with any cosmetic surgery, the final result will come off after 6 to 12 months.
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