Also known as: Prominent ear correction, Bat ear correction
Otoplasty is a surgical procedure aimed at altering the shape, size, or position of the ears. It’s commonly performed to correct protruding or misshapen ears, often termed “bat ears” or “lop ears.”
Otoplasty, or ear reshaping surgery, involves several key steps
Consultation: Meet with a plastic surgeon to discuss goals and assess candidacy.
Preoperative Assessment: Undergo necessary tests to ensure suitability for the procedure.
Anesthesia: Receive local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia.
Incision Placement: Incisions are made behind the ear to access the cartilage.
Cartilage Adjustment: Surgeon sculpts, repositions, or removes cartilage to achieve the desired ear shape.
Closing Incisions: Monitor in a recovery area, wear a head bandage, and follow care instructions.
Postoperative Care: Monitor in a recovery area, wear a head bandage, and follow care instructions.
Recovery: Manage swelling and bruising with prescribed medications and adhere to postoperative guidelines.
Common reasons for considering otoplasty include
Otoplasty is often sought by individuals who feel their ears stick out too much from the sides of their head.
Some people may have congenital deformities or injuries that result in misshapen ears, and otoplasty can help correct these issues.
Otoplasty can address cases where one ear is significantly different in shape or position compared to the other.