Aesthetics / Women / Head and neck

What is otoplasty

Otoplasty or cosmetic ear surgery is a surgery of protruding or deformed ears which is a fairly common birth defect. Thanks to otoplasty, many people addressed a handicap that made them feel uncomfortable for years.

Who is a good candidate for the procedure

Protruding ears are operated after the completion of their growth, i.e. at the age of about 6.

Before the procedure

If you consider an otoplasty, it is always necessary to undergo a non-binding initial consultation with a plastic surgeon, who will assess whether the procedure is right for you, explain the technique of the surgery, the type of anaesthesia, as well as the possible risks associated with the surgery. During the consultation you can ask any questions, in particular those related to the course of the surgery, as well as your expectations and concerns about the otoplasty results.

When making a binding appointment, you will be given and explained instructions on how to prepare for the procedure, as well as information regarding eating, drinking, smoking and taking or withdrawing from certain medications. Compliance with all these instructions is necessary and will facilitate a smooth procedure and seamless healing after the otoplasty.

How is otoplasty performed

The otoplasty is usually performed under local anaesthesia. The purpose of otoplasty is to change the shape of the ear by shaping the cartilage skeleton. The incision is made in the fold behind the auricle. The resulting scar is very discreet.

After the procedure

After the otoplasty, you may temporarily experience bruises, swelling, numbness, itching and pain. Permanent scarring of the back of the auricle can occur. A semi-seated position preferably on the back and cold compresses on the treated sites over the bandage are recommended. Perform light pressure massage starting from the 14th day after the surgery. Apply a moisturizing lotion to the skin of the surgery area. At night and for sports, wear a headband over your ears for 3 – 4 months after your ear surgery. For 3 months, protect your ears from frost and heat. Based on the check-up, the stitches will be removed 10 – 12 days after the surgery. After the ear plastic surgery, a return to normal activity is usually possible within 2 – 3 weeks.

Branch of procedure: plastic surgery
Length of procedure: 1 - 1,5 hours
Length of hospitalisation: usually conducted on a day case basis
Longevity of procedure results: permanent
Price: from 14.800 CZK
Example of price estimate

The price depends on the scope and complexity of the procedure and it includes the following:

  • Consultation with plastic surgeon: deducted if the procedure is undergone
  • Local anaesthesia: 1 – 1.5 hrs
  • Postoperative care package
  • Surgery procedure  

The price only includes services as shown above. If a combination of procedures is necessary, based on the initial consultation, the Clinic will present and explain a proposed scope of the intervention including a price plan.

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