Ear plastic surgery or otoplasty is the surgery aimed at correction of protruding ears and other defects of the ear auricle. Reconstructive (restorative) otoplasty implies new modeling of an auricular cartilage.
Otoplasty before and after
There are two common causes of protruding ears (protrusion of ear auricles). If there is an excessive height of a conchal bowl, it is pulled backward the scalp or the strip of the ear cartilage is removed during the surgery. If there is a hypoplasia of the antihelix (a curved prominence of the cartilage), it is formed by means of ear cartilage frame.
Indications for otoplasty
- Protruding ears.
- Ear auricle asymmetry.
- Unsatisfactory shape of ears.
- Congenital deformities of ear auricles.
Otoplasty is performed for patients who have reached the age of 6 years. Until that time, there is an active formation of the skeletal system of the ears.
General contraindications: cancer, cardiovascular and acute infectious diseases, chronic hypertensive disease, thyroid disorders, diabetes mellitus, blood-clotting disorder.
How is the surgery performed in “Certus” clinic?
Pre-surgery examination: 1-3 days.
Duration of the surgery: 1-2 hours. The surgery can take place on an outpatient basis (the patient goes home after the surgery) or in a clinical setting (1 day).
Anaesthesis: general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedating medications.
Incision options: behind the ear auricles. At the end of the surgery, the incisions are sutured with thin cosmetic stitches. The scars after the surgery are imperceptible to others.
*Recovery period. Swellings, bruises (subcutaneous hemorrhages) and other side effects disappear by the end of 2-3 weeks after the surgery. During the first 7 days, the patient wears a special retentive bandage. The sutures are removed in 7 days.
*Side effects: temporary bruises, swellings, sensation of pain, sensory decrement.
*Risks: infectious complications, visible scars, ear asymmetry, recurrence.
*The effect, result, risks, and recovery period depend on the individual peculiarities of the human body.
ear auricle correction from one side
ear auricle correction from both sides
secondary reconstructive otoplasty from one side
Do you have to undergo examinations or tests before the procedure / operation?
You can go through a laboratory examination before the procedure / operation in our clinic, or at the place of residence, depending on the type of anesthesia.
If the operation will be carried out under general anesthesia, then you need to pass the following tests:
1. General blood and urine tests.
2. Blood test for sugar.
3. Blood type and Rh factor.
4. Coagulogram (blood coagulation).
5. Biochemical blood test.
6. Blood test for the Australian antigen, hepatitis “C”, HIV.
7. The reaction of Wasserman.
9. The conclusion of the therapist.
10. Certificate of fluorography.
11. For women – a certificate from a gynecologist.
If the operation will be performed under local anesthesia, then you need to pass the following tests:
1. Complete blood count (with formula) + platelets.
2. Blood test for sugar.
3. The coagulation time.
4. Blood test for the Australian antigen, hepatitis “C”, HIV.
5. General analysis of urine.
6. Blood type.
7. Certificate of fluorography.
The cost of the examination in our clinic is 50-100 €
Is anesthesia included in the cost of the service?
The cost of anesthesia is not included in the cost of the procedure and is paid separately depending on its type and time of its action.
1. General short-term anesthesia (up to 3 hours) – 300 €
2. Each subsequent hour of general anesthesia additionally – 100 €
3. Intravenous anesthesia – 200 €
4. Local anesthesia – 100 €
After the operation, can I stay at your rehabilitation clinic?
The postoperative period you can spend in our hospital, this service is paid separately – from 100 € to 200 € per day.