Health Care Expert | Otoplasty or Ear Cosmetic Surgery | Spain

Correct the shape of your ears

Ear Plastic surgery or Otoplasty, also sometimes called pinnaplasty, is the surgical procedure to correct the size, shape or placement of the ears. The procedure is quite simple and exhibits a high success rate.

About 1% of people believe their ears are sticking out too much, and it can be sometimes quite embarrassing especially during the adolescence.

The most appropriate time to perform an Otoplasty is in the early childhood, when the cartilage is more flexible and has yet to take a permanent position. However, every day there are more adults who choose to correct the shape or size of their ears and get better facial proportion and aesthetic balance, thus improving their self esteem.

If the problem is detected very early after birth, this aesthetic problem can be fixed with a ear splinting procedure in the toddlerhood. Splints (or supports) are place on the outer groove of the ear cartilage to maintain the ear in the correct position and avoid the ears to protrude outwards. The splint should be kept in position for a few months.

Ear plastic surgery is usually bilateral, involving the correction both ears at the same time. In some cases though, the surgery can be done on one ear only: unilateral Otoplasty. It is common to combine Otoplasty with Rhinoplasty to improve the overall facial balance.

The procedure: Otoplasty involving teenagers and adults can be performed under local anaesthesia with sedation. However for younger children the surgery is carried under general anaesthesia, which means they are unconscious during the procedure. The procedure usually takes between 1 to 2 hours, depending on the complexity of the case. A small incision is made behind the ear in the natural crease of the ear to make the scar as invisible as possible. The cartilage is repositioned and shaped by removing small pieces. Once the desired ear shape is achieved, the surgeon will stitch the skin to maintain the structure of the ear in its new position.

The recovery process: The procedure is ambulatory, which means it is not required to spend a night at the clinic. The stitches are removed after a week, and the results are clearly noticeable after 10 days.

Price Full Otoplasty: From 1.250 € (see full price list)

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  • Aesthetic Mesotherapy 
  • Thread Lift 
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) 
  • Blepharoplasty 
  • Molding Mask


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