Otoplasty – Ear Surgery

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Ear Surgery Results

Changing the position, shape or size of your ears through Otoplasty surgery can have a significant effect on your confidence and your appearance. Ear surgery (Otoplasty) achieves immediate results that will last a lifetime.

One of the most popular reasons people have Otoplasty is to improve the visual appearance of their ears. Reconstructive and cosmetic ear surgery is administered to treat a number of deformities, such as folded, cupped, protruding, ‘cauliflower’, large, or tiny ears.

 

The Procedure

The degree of your Otoplasty may rely upon the type of correction needed. During your consultation with Dr Magnusson, your individualised procedure will be thoroughly discussed with you as well as what incision patterns may be required.

Generally, incisions are made either within the natural skin folds or at the back of the ear; this process allows for reduced visible scarring. Depending on the extent of correction necessary; the ear cartilage may be manipulated to create a more balanced, aesthetic appearance.

Most children and adults will have a general anaesthetic. If this is the case, your operation will need to take place in a hospital. The procedure can also be performed under local anaesthetic.

 

Am I a Suitable Candidate for Otoplasty?

Children, as well as adults, are suitable candidates for Otoplasty. Adults who want this procedure must have no medical restrictions to surgery and should be in overall good health. It is imperative that patients know all of the limitations and possibilities of surgery, as well as be realistic about their expectations following surgery.

If you have any of the following concerns, then you could be a suitable candidate for cosmetic ear surgery:

  • Large or protruding ears
  • Enlarged earlobes
  • ‘Cauliflower ears’
  • ‘Lop ears’
  • Deformed or misshapen ears

The deformities mentioned above can all benefit from otoplasty surgery. Those with large or stretched ear lobes, lobes with large wrinkles and creases are also candidates for this procedure. It is also possible to create new ears for those who have none either from an injury or trauma or congenitally.

Dr Magnusson

Dr Mark Magnusson

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