What is Otoplasty
Also called ear surgery, it sets prominent ears back closer to the head and/or reduces the size of large ears using an invisible incision that is placed behind the ear. Cosmetic ear surgery is most often performed on children between the ages of four and fourteen. Young children are usually given general anaesthesia. For older children or adults local anaesthesia can be used along with sedation.
Are they any side effects?
Risks include infection of cartilage, excessive scarring, blood clots that may need to be drained, mismatched or artificial-looking ears or the recurrence of the protrusion, which requires repeat surgery.
How the patient recovers
The patient may return to school or work within five to seven days and resume strenuous activity, such as contact sports in one to two months. A compression garment is required to use for 4 weeks.
Are You the Right Candidate?
To determine if this procedure is right for you, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Karatzias. During the consultation, your concerns will be discussed in depth and the best surgical or non-surgical solution will be determined, always having your trepidations and expectations in mind.
To see if you are a candidate for this procedure or if you wish to learn more details about it, please complete our online consultation form or call at +357 22020721.