By the term otoplasty we mean any cosmetic surgery that aims to correct any congenital anomaly or acquired damage to the ear flap (outter ear).
The most common otoplasty surgery is plastic correction of prominent ears and when done correctly, can create perfect results.
Other otoplasty surgeries are reduction of large ears, restoration of aplasia of the ear flap, etc.
Otoplasty of prominent ears is intended to surgically create the antihelix of the flap, which is congenitally absent. With the formation of its antihelix, the ear flap is no longer prominent and the ear takes on its normal shape and position in relation to its distance from the head.
During surgery, one ear is operated on first and then the other.
The whole operation lasts about an hour and is usually performed in a day clinic in the presence of an anesthesiologist. After the operation, special gauze soaked with antibiotic ointment to prevent infection, elastic bandage and a protective net are placed around the two ears,. When necessary, mild analgesics are given, however never aspirin, because it can cause bleeding. As a prevention after surgery, oral administration of a broad-spectrum antibiotic, prevents any inflammation.
The patient does not need to spend the night in hospital.