What can I expect during the otoplasty procedure?
Otoplasty surgery is performed through an incision behind the ear, in the fold where the ear is joined to the head. Cartilage and skin are removed to bring the ear closer to the head. Depending on the required correction, cartilage is trimmed and countoured to achieve the desired result. Permanent sutures are used to hold the cartilage in place and the skin incision is closed with absorbable sutures. At the conclusion of surgery, a gauze dressing is placed behind ears to support their new shape.
The surgical scars are well-hidden behind the ear or in natural ear creases.