Otoplasty

Otoplasty is the procedure used to treat prominent ears by making them more aesthetically proportionate. During the procedure the shape of the cartilage within the ear is manipulated so that the ear lies closer to the head.

WHAT HAPPENS BEFORE MY OPERATION?

The first meeting with your surgeon constitutes a consultation where you will be asked about your medical history, previous operations and any medications that you might take. Your surgeon will ascertain why you desire to undergo this procedure and what your main aesthetic goals are to ensure that any other possibly more suitable treatments have been considered.

HOW IS THE PROCEDURE PERFORMED?

The procedure is done by an incision in the skin over the cartilage behind the ear and fine-tuning of the cartilage itself. The ear lobe can also be reduced if needed. The skin will then be stitched in the incision sites and dressings applied.

IS THERE ANYTHING I CAN DO BEFORE MY OPERATION TO ENSURE THE BEST OUTCOME?

As with any operation it is important to be healthy and lead a lifestyle with a good diet and regular exercise. Our dietitian can help you review your diet and help advising a good diet plan before your operation.

We will give you a checklist with all the dos and don’ts and also advise you to see your GP if that is required to review any regular medications that might have an influence on your operation.

We suggest an overall healthy lifestyle and if you do smoke we advise stopping as this will help reduce the risk of complications.

WHAT POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS ARE THERE?

All operations have risks, however it is important to remember that they will vary depending on your general medical state. During your consultation the surgeon will discuss any particular complications in detail so that you understand them and make an informed decision. Overall the risks are unlikely and some are even negligible but ensure that you do speak about any concerns that you might have.

The more common complications are bleeding, unevenness and infection. The more uncommon risks include numbness and scarring. There are some patients that might find areas of unevenness, but remember that the full results will not be revealed until you have completely healed.

At Hvit Clinic we keep a close eye on all our clients and you will be monitored to make sure the healing process is progressing well and that any potential complications are detected sooner.

WHERE WILL MY OPERATION TAKE PLACE?

You will be admitted to a private hospital in London on the day of your surgery and likely discharged the same day.

WHAT ANAESTHETIC WILL I HAVE?

For this surgery you will either have a general anaesthetic or have the procedure done under local anaesthetic. Your anesthetist will meet you and discuss any concerns or requests you may have.

HOW LONG DOES THE SURGERY TAKE?

The operation might take around one hour, which is depending on the amount of work that is needed. Your surgeon will discuss this with you in detail.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER THE SURGERY?

After the operation you might experience some discomfort, however you will be given medications to lessen or even eliminate this.

When the procedure is done you will have a dressing and a compression garment to ensure your ears keep their new shape and healing is encouraged.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE FOR ME TO HEAL?

You will be discharge home the same day of your operation. We suggest that you take it easy for a few days and avoid any strenuous activities for at least two weeks. You might experience some soreness after the operation, which is nothing to be worried about.

We will provide you with an aftercare pack and keep you under monitoring even after discharge home to ensure you are healing well and that we are addressing any questions you might have.

Otoplasty is the procedure used to treat prominent ears by making them more aesthetically proportionate. During the procedure the shape of the cartilage within the ear is manipulated so that the ear lies closer to the head.

The first meeting with your surgeon constitutes a consultation where you will be asked about your medical history, previous operations and any medications that you might take. Your surgeon will ascertain why you desire to undergo this procedure and what your main aesthetic goals are to ensure that any other possibly more suitable treatments have been considered.

The procedure is done by an incision in the skin over the cartilage behind the ear and fine-tuning of the cartilage itself. The ear lobe can also be reduced if needed. The skin will then be stitched in the incision sites and dressings applied.

As with any operation it is important to be healthy and lead a lifestyle with a good diet and regular exercise. Our dietitian can help you review your diet and help advising a good diet plan before your operation.

We will give you a checklist with all the dos and don’ts and also advise you to see your GP if that is required to review any regular medications that might have an influence on your operation.

We suggest an overall healthy lifestyle and if you do smoke we advise stopping as this will help reduce the risk of complications.

All operations have risks, however it is important to remember that they will vary depending on your general medical state. During your consultation the surgeon will discuss any particular complications in detail so that you understand them and make an informed decision. Overall the risks are unlikely and some are even negligible but ensure that you do speak about any concerns that you might have.

The more common complications are bleeding, unevenness and infection. The more uncommon risks include numbness and scarring. There are some patients that might find areas of unevenness, but remember that the full results will not be revealed until you have completely healed.

At Hvit Clinic we keep a close eye on all our clients and you will be monitored to make sure the healing process is progressing well and that any potential complications are detected sooner.

You will be admitted to a private hospital in London on the day of your surgery and likely discharged the same day.

For this surgery you will either have a general anaesthetic or have the procedure done under local anaesthetic. Your anesthetist will meet you and discuss any concerns or requests you may have.

The operation might take around one hour, which is depending on the amount of work that is needed. Your surgeon will discuss this with you in detail.

After the operation you might experience some discomfort, however you will be given medications to lessen or even eliminate this.

When the procedure is done you will have a dressing and a compression garment to ensure your ears keep their new shape and healing is encouraged.

You will be discharge home the same day of your operation. We suggest that you take it easy for a few days and avoid any strenuous activities for at least two weeks. You might experience some soreness after the operation, which is nothing to be worried about.

We will provide you with an aftercare pack and keep you under monitoring even after discharge home to ensure you are healing well and that we are addressing any questions you might have.