Indications: Cartilage hypertrophy, defect of a cartilage

Anesthesia: General

The incision: Very discreet groove in the back of the ear
Stay in clinic: 24 hours
Recovery: 8 to 12 days

What is

Ear surgery.
Indicated for the patient suffering psychologically, professionally or socially because of the size and / or shape of their ears. It is better to wait until adolescence, but you can see the operation from 9 years to prevent the development of psychological disorders.

Before the intervention

Complete analysis.
Any medication containing aspirin should be avoided 10 days before the operation.
No smoking in the three pre- and post-intervention weeks.

The surgery

Otoplasty surgery



It is usually performed under general anesthesia. It lasts about an hour.
The fix is simple and involves obtaining the proper curvature through an incision in the back of the ear.

After the surgery

Hospitalization is the 24 hours.
The pain is moderate.
It is normal to decreased sensitivity and / or tingling in the ear and the appearance of bruises.
It is important to avoid wetting the dressings while all the points are not removed, resting his head slightly elevated and tape back and use both day and night during the first weeks.


The final result is definitive but can not be assessed until three months after surgery.


Although somewhat rare, it is possible the appearance of hematoma and infection which may even cause serious deformities. Alteration of the form may also occur may be necessary to recover a small touch properly.


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