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Otoplasty · Ear surgery

Anesthesia Local
Duration 60 min.
Hospitalization Day case
Postoperative needs Turban bandage and elastic band
Results Immediately visible. Settlement 1 year.
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Otoplasty · Ear surgery

Allows the correction of the shape and position of the ears:

  • Children’s otoplasty: in children, the main cause of consultation is protruding ears, that is, prominent ears.
    The fact that the boy or girl has protruding or protruding ears is not an indication that surgery is required.
    The surgical indication is based on the fact that this condition produces a complex in the child, which may be due to marginalization or mistreatment at school, and that the child himself is affected by it.
    It is not enough that a father or a mother believes it convenient to correct their child’s protruding ears to carry out the intervention.
    In addition, on some occasions, with the growth of the skull, there is a compensation of the position of the ears, which can make the intervention unnecessary.
    “The age that I consider appropriate to contemplate an otoplasty in a child from seven or eight years old”
  • Otoplasty in adults: in adults, in addition to the position in protruding ears, the consultation is usually focused on the correction of the lobes, and/or other alterations in the contour or size of the ear.
    Adults may present, in addition to puffy ears, other alterations, among which the most frequent is elongated lobes in both men and women, and particularly torn earlobes in women.
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Otoplasty · Ear surgery

The treatment of these presentations is surgical. You can visit the pages on the correction of elongated earlobes and the correction of torn earlobes for more information.

The intervention is usually performed under local anesthesia and sometimes under general anesthesia.

  • The procedureconsists of making an incision in the back of the ear and accessing the cartilage by placing certain points to modify the structure and adjust the position and shape at a suitable distance.
  • Thesurgery usually lasts 60 minutes for a correction of protruding ears and after the intervention the patient can return home with a turban-type bandage.
  • You must wear the bandage for 4 days, after which it is removed and a soft elastic band is applied
  • Revision one week after the intervention to remove the stitches. In children, absorbable stitches are usually placed so as not to have to bother them.

The expected result is a position of the ears closer to the skull with a greater definition of the folds. It is common for the ears to appear purple during the first weeks, with some insensitivity and stiffness. This is recovering as the months go by.

Our otoplasty procedures incorporate a treatment for scars using PRP, growth factors.

The combination of these two treatments improves the quality and healing time of the scars.

We carry out this intervention in Palma de Mallorca.

The price of the intervention is delivered after consulting with Dr. García Ceballos.

During the consultation you will be able to see before and after photos of cases similar to yours.

If you travel or consult us from anywhere in Spain, UK or Europe you can request your telematic consultation via Skype.

It is convenient to put yourself in the hands of a specialist in Plastic cosmetic and reconstructive surgery to carry out this type of intervention.

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Elongated earlobes

Anesthesia Local
Duration 60 min.
Hospitalization Outpatient
Postoperative needs steri-strips
Results Immediately visible. Settlement 1 year.
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Elongated earlobes

Elongated earlobes are caused by a stretching of the earlobes, either due to the effect of piercing earrings, or due to the passage of time.

Although it does not usually cause functional problems, it does have an aesthetic impact, in that it causes an aging appearance.

  • On some occasions, elongated holes can present with torn earlobes, which may also need correction.
  • Some cases are combined with otoplasty for the correction of protruding ears.
  • The intervention is usually performed under local anesthesia.
  • The procedure consists of making a semicircular incision to remove the excess of the lobe and remove it using a system that produces a regular contour.
  • The intervention lasts one hour.
  • After the intervention, the patient can return home.

The stitches are removed after 10 days. In the meantime, it is convenient that you carry some protective band-aids.

The expected result is a reduced earlobe with a scar that will take several months to fade. It is possible to present some alteration of sensitivity in the area of ​​the scar.

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Torn earlobes

Anesthesia Local
Duration 30 min.
Hospitalization Outpatient
Postoperative needs steri-strips
Results Immediately visible. Settlement 1 year.
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lóbulos de orejas lóbulos de orejas
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Torn earlobes

Torn earlobes can occur for several reasons:

  • A lengthening of the earring holes.
  • Stretching caused by stretching elements in the earlobes. Sometimes these elongations can lead to a total tearing of the earlobe producing an inverted V deformity.

Sometimes these torn earlobes can also present with elongated earlobes, which may also require correction.

  • Anaesthesia: usually performed under local anaesthesia.
  • Description: The procedure consists of making an incision along the ridge of the hole or tear, and then overlapping it in front of and behind the lobe.
  • Duration: The procedure takes about 30 minutes per lobe. In most cases, you can return home after the procedure. el procedimiento dura unos 30 minutos por lóbulo. En la mayor parte de los casos, tras la intervención puede regresar a su domicilio.
  • The stitches are removed after 10 days.
  • During the postoperative period it is advisable to wear protective plasters.

The expected result is a closed lobe with a scar that will take several months to fade. Some alteration of sensation in the area of the scar is possible.

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FAQ
Frequently asked questions

Otoplasty is a surgical procedure designed to modify them to fit closer to the head. Clearly prominent ears can be teased by children and shy by adults. One of the techniques commonly used in otoplasty involves making a small incision in the back of the ear, sculpting the cartilage to reshape the ear, and then stitching it into a more pleasing shape. In most cases, the surgery leaves only a small scar that fades over time.

Typically, otoplasty is an outpatient procedure. That means you won’t need to spend the night in a hospital. The procedure may be performed in a hospital, in a surgical suite at your doctor’s office, or in a freestanding surgical center.

A small scar will remain after surgery, but it will fade over time. Once it has healed and since it is behind the ear, the scar is practically invisible.

Otoplasty has not been shown to cause hearing loss. However, some risks associated with surgery in general are also associated with otoplasty, such as redness, bleeding, inflammation, and infection.

In general, otoplasty is not a good option until after the child is four years old. At that age, the ears have already fully developed. Although otoplasty does not carry any increased risk when performed at an older age, many feel that if it is performed when the patient is younger, it will help preserve the child’s self-esteem since children with more prominent ears generally receive the teasing at school.

When the otoplasty is finished, the surgeon will place a large bandage around your head to help it heal correctly and to avoid any disturbance from an external agent. After a few days the bandages will be removed, and the surgeon will replace them with a much lighter bandage, similar to a hair tie. You will need to wear this bandage at night for about six weeks after surgery. Your doctor will give you specific instructions regarding how long you should wear the bandage based on your individual case.

In general, the price of an otoplasty ranges between €2,000 and €5,000. The cost of your otoplasty may depend on whether you have it done in a hospital, or in a doctor’s office. The degree and complexity of each particular case also influence the price. It should always be valued by the plastic surgeon to determine your budget.

As with any surgery, there are risks associated with otoplasty. However, choosing a qualified otoplasty specialist will greatly reduce the risks, which include infection, bruising, swelling, scarring, and bleeding. Much less frequently, numbness or bruising may occur. There are also risks specific to otoplasty, such as patient dissatisfaction with the results. The risk of dissatisfaction can be greatly reduced by keeping your expectations realistic and having a detailed discussion with your surgeon about your wishes regarding the results of your surgery.

Most surgeons advise otoplasty patients to avoid excessive activity for the first few weeks after the procedure. After four weeks you can begin light exercise and can resume contact sports after six weeks. However, each patient’s recovery period is unique and depends on their own circumstances. For best results, listen carefully to your doctor and follow his or her instructions exactly.

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