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Cosmetic Ear Surgery

Cosmetic ear surgery, also known as otoplasty, can be carried out for a variety of reasons. It involves ear reshaping by operating on the cartilage to make the ear sit closer to the head. Generally, the surgery changes the angle and shape of the ears for both adults and children.

All Ages

Although it is possible for adults to get cosmetic ear surgery, it is more popular for children from the ages of 4 to 14.

This is because the ear cartilage is not fully formed and softer.

Why Consider Ear Surgery?

Ear reconstruction surgery is not recommended for everyone, however, those that do get it usually have large or uneven ears that impact their self-confidence. They may have experienced bullying as a result of their appearance.

Therefore, ear correction surgery can help them feel more confident and happier about their appearance.

Nurse examining patients ear before otoplasty

Potential Risks

As with any surgery, otoplasty procedures carries the potential of risks and complications. Some of these risks include:

  • Changes in sensation in area around ear and skin. This may involve permanent or temporary loss of feeling.
  • Risks related to anaesthesia, such as nausea, soft throat, chest infections, and allergic reactions.
  • Pain or bruising.
  • There may be potential scarring after the surgery.
  • There may need to be provisional surgery, if necessary.
  • Allergic reactions to dressings or solutions.

Your surgeon will be able to discuss any potential risks that are relevant to your particular situation,

Recovery After Surgery

After surgery, it is recommended that someone stays with you for 24 hours. Your ears will be covered with a bulky bandage that will remain in place for 7 to 10 days.

You are likely to experience swelling and discomfort during this time.

After the 7-10 days, you will need to be seen at the clinic to remove bandages and re-dress the wounds. You are likely to find that your ears are bruised and swollen. Your ears are likely to be uneven, but this will settle over time as they heal. 

Contact Us

If you would like to inquire about cosmetic ear surgery in Newcastle, or if you would like to book a consultation, contact Dr Mistry today for more information. Consult online or call 02 4945 0507

Please Note:
Information provided on Dr Mistry’s website is provided as a basic guide, it does not constitute a diagnosis and should not be taken as medical advice. Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks.

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