Ear correction surgery, otoplasty, is more affordable, quicker and safer than ever before, allowing you to feel more confident about your appearance. Many people feel self conscious about their ears, often hiding them beneath hair or hats.
People with ears that ‘stick out’ often presume their ears are simply too big for their head, but this is rarely actually the case. There are two reasons why ears project too far from the head. The first is an excess of cartilage behind the ear that pushes the ear forward.
The second cause is when the ear is missing a fold called the anti-helical fold. This results in a flat ear that projects outwards. Both can be corrected with otoplasty surgery.
The aim of ear correction surgery is to reduce the projection of the ears to an optimal angle of 15-20 degrees from the head. This is achieved by making an incision behind the ear and using sutures to create an anti-helical fold in patients that did not have one before.
In the case of excess cartilage, a portion is removed from the concha area, which allows the ear to be sutured closer to the head, in a more pleasing position. It is also possible to remodel the size or shape of the ear lobe.
In most cases otoplasty is a very simple and straightforward surgery that can be carried out using local anesthesia only (except children). Otoplasty can safely be performed on children as young as six-years-old.
In this instructive video, the plastic surgeons from Ocean Clinic perform a bilateral otoplasty. A correction of protruding ears in a 21 year old female patient. The operation includes a rotation of the concha, ear bowl. A new folding of the anthelical fold to correct the shape of the ear. The procedure is carried out under local anesthetic with sedation.⇒ find more videos
Actual before and after ear correction photos by board certified cosmetic surgeons at Ocean Clinic.
Otoplasty, antihelix-plasty for the correction of ear deformity. Concha reduction, reducing the large bowel of cartilage that forms the centre of the ear.
Ear reshaping antihelixplasty. Antihelix-plasty for the correction of ear deformity. Changes before and after otoplasty are clearly visible.
No, the procedure is painless after the injection< of local anesthesia.
No, normally the results, after the cartilage has set, will be permanent.
You need a bandage for 2 days and to wear a sweat band for 14 days.
The scars are fine lines, hidden in the crease behind your ears.
At Ocean Clinic Madrid 1 – 1.5 hours for both ears.
Doctor Fakin, founder of Ocean Clinic in Madrid, one of the best plastic surgeons in Spain. PD Doctor Fakin is a registered plastic surgeon at the Medical College of Zurich and Madrid, a member of the European Board of Plastic Surgery and an associate professor at the University of Zurich. He specializes in cosmetic, reconstructive and secondary optimization surgery. He is the author of numerous reviewed scientific publications and numerous contributions for books.
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One of the best clinics for plastic surgery and aesthetic medicine specialized in ear correction surgery. With more than 1000 surgeries a year, 15 years of experience and great international reputation, Ocean Clinic in Madrid's Barrio de Salamanca. Luxuriously equipped paying homage to the style and elegance of the building where it is located.