Otoplasty, cosmetic ear surgery, treatment of protruded ears or bat ears, is a surgery that repositions the ear in a more posterior position while maintaining a natural appearance.
The procedure is performed under local anaesthesia for adult patients and general anaesthesia for paediatric patients. A hidden back incision is made through which the ear is reshaped and repositioned posteriorly.
Procedure can take 1-1.5 hours.
Patients will experience discomfort that can be relieved with medication. Two days after the surgery, you should expect bruising & swelling to be at its worst. Sutures are absorbable and there is no need to remove them.
You are asked to wear a facial band day and night for 14 days then only when you are sleeping for an additional 30 days.
Like any surgery, there are possible complications: hematoma, infection, scarring, asymmetries.