The otoplasty is a plastic surgery which corrects the shape and size of the external ear. It focuses on solving the auricular problems that occur on both sides of the head.
Sometimes the auricle appears larger than normal. It is caused by congenital abnormalities or misalignments caused by traumatic injuries.
Otoplasty is a cosmetic intervention and does not affect the functioning of the ears. As the ears are fully developed at age 5, surgery can be performed after this age. During surgery, the surgeon examines the shape and size of the ears. Thus, the physician can design the best technique for achieving the goal of surgery.
The process takes at least 2 hours. When the effects of anaesthesia have subsided, the patient can return home. However, the doctor may not allow you to engage in strenuous physical activity for the next two months.