What is Otoplasty surgery?

What is Otoplasty surgery?

Otoplasty is an easy and safe operation to obtain a significant improvement in the imperfections of the auricle commonly known as 'floppy ears'.

Ear deformities can generally be divided into :

  • Prominent pinnae due to absence of the antihelix
  • Prominent pinnae due to hypertrophy of the auricular concha



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Otoplasty is performed by both men and women at a young age.

it is particularly indicated in children between the ages of 5 and 6, before they enter primary school, in order to avoid obnoxious 'teasing' by classmates.

The auricle at that age is already well shaped and does not undergo any major changes in the subsequent development phase, so the intervention is to be considered definitive and stable over time.

The preoperative examination with the medical staff at Studio Romano Fuhr is aimed at assessing the patient's general clinical situation and agreeing on the desired result in an absolutely informal but professional atmosphere.

In order to exclude pre-existing pathologies, patients are advised to perform simple routine examinations for all surgical procedures (blood count, coagulation balance and ECG).

Otoplasty is an easy and risk-free operation performed under local anaesthesia with sedation.

The surgical access is located in the retroauricular region so as to be invisible to prying eyes, and allows the remodelling and repositioning of the auricular cartilage.

Admission is performed on an outpatient basis (discharge after 1 hour after surgery) with a surgery duration of approximately 45-60 min.

The result of the otoplasty is generally definitive and permanent.

The post-surgery of otoplasty is usually quick and painless.

The patient resumes his or her normal life after about 4-7 days of rest during which he or she will have to wear a protective elastic band around the ears (terry tennis band) night and day.

A return to social life is expected after 7 days, with the patient being advised to wear the band at night or at home for a month after surgery.