Otoplasty (Ear surgery)
- Set prominent ears back closer to the head, or reduce the size of large ears. Most often done on children between the ages of 4 and 14 years. (May be eligible for a Medicare rebate)
- 2 to 3 hours.
- Young children: usually a general. Older children or adults: general or local with sedation.
- In/ Outpatient
- Usually outpatient.
- Side Effects
- Temporary throbbing, aching, swelling, redness, numbness.
- Infection of cartilage. Excessive scarring. Blood clot that may need to be drained. Mismatched or artificial looking ears. Recurrence of the protrusion requiring repeat surgery.
- Back to work/school: 5-7days. Strenuous activity, contact sports: 1-2 months.
- Usually permanent.
Doctors performing this procedure: Otoplasty (Ear surgery) in Australia
Doctors performing this procedure: Otoplasty (Ear surgery) outside of Australia