Ear correction and ear pinning procedures treat an exposed feature of the face- your ears. Due to alterations in the development of the ear during pregnancy, weak cartilage or certain genetic dispositions, the ears maybe protruding, misshaped or irregular in shape. Depending on your case, an otoplasty can address shape, size, position or all of the above at once.
Ear correction surgery has a very low complication rate and a very high satisfaction rate with our patients. The procedures can be performed either as an isolated procedure or in combination with other facial procedures like facelift, browlift, frontal lift, chin augmentation with implants or rhinoplasty.
Pre-operative considerations include an thorough evaluation of your ear shape and the recommendation of the adequate technique or combination of techniques to achieve long-lasting and natural results.
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Do your ears stick out? Are you embarrassed about them?
There are two reasons why ears can stick out. An excess of cartilage behind the ear that pushes the ear forward, or when the ear is missing the antihelical fold, resulting in a flat appearance.
Otoplasty is a very simple surgery to correct the projection of the ears. An optimal angle is created, 15-20 degrees from the head. The size or shape of the ear lobe can also be remodelled. Otoplasty is minimally invasive and you can go home straight after. The surgery can safely be performed on children from the age of 6. To find out more, speak to one of our surgeons.
Your ear´s shape, size and cartilage structure are key in choosing the ear correction technique best suited to you. We will discuss with you if either a simply ear pinning procedure (Concharotation) or a more complex ear cartilage reshaping (Creation of new anthelix fold) is necessary, furthermore we will examine and explain if any changes to your earlobe are recommendable to achieve the desired effect.
The ear is not fully grown and developed within the first 6 years of life, so the earliest convenient time is after the 6 birthday. Most parents and kids choose to have the operation performed at this time. In an adult this procedure can be performed at any time.
The scars are mostly placed within the natural crease on the back of your ear and from this point the cartilage is addressed from the backside of the ear (posterior cartilage scoreing / shaping) The scars are normally hardly visible after 2-3 months.
This kind of procedure is mostly performed under deep intravenous sedation (Twilight sleep) combined with loco-regional anesthesia or purely under local anesthesia. You will sleep throughout the procedure, but you will be able to move arms and legs like in normal sleep, which lowers the risk for thrombosis. The procedure is generally painfree and takes between 1-2 hours.
Recovery is 7- 10 days, with some swelling and bruising during the first 7 days. Stitches maybe removed by day 10 and swelling and bruising have mostly subsided after 17 days. Makeup can be worn after a week. There may be some numbness of the skin of the ear and hardness of the post auricular scar during the first 4-6 weeks before recovery is complete.
At Ocean Clinic, we bring together the world’s leading plastic surgeons, specialists in ear correction surgery, with more than 15 years of combined expertise and experience in plastic and cosmetic surgery.
Specialist in plastic, aesthetic and reconstructive surgery, expert member of the ISAPS association and founder of Ocean Clinic.
Plastic surgeon in Zurich and Madrid, member of the European Board of Plastic Surgery and adjunct professor at the University of Zurich.
Member of EBOPRAS, he joined the Ocean Clinic Marbella in 2017 where he completed his residency program in plastic and cosmetic surgery.
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