Ear Surgery / Otoplasty

Ear Surgery (Otoplasty) is a cosmetic procedure aimed at reducing the size or prominence of the ears and improving its shape and contours.

Ear Surgery - Plastic Surgery Alberta
Ear Surgery - Plastic Surgery Alberta

Procedure Details & Information

Prominently large ears
Disproportionate ears
Asymmetric ears
1.5 - 2 hours
Under a general anaesthetic a well hidden incision is made in the crease behind the ear. The skin is lifted off the cartilage of the ear. The cartilage is then sutured, scored or cut to improve the shape and size of the ear. If needed the ear is also sutured closer to the head. The incision is then closed. A compression bandage is then placed around the ear and head.
Home for 5-7 days
Dressing and bandage for 7 days
Protective headband for 4-6 weeks
No strenuous exercise for 6 weeks
Significant swelling and bruising for 2-4 weeks
Mild swelling for 2-6 months
Final results in 2-6 months
Improved size, shape and prominence of the ears
Results are permanent
Infection, bleeding, blood clot, scarring
Mild asymmetry or contour deformity

Additional Ear Surgery / Otoplasty information and cost available. Please contact Plastic Surgery Alberta.