What is Otoplasty?

Otoplasty, also known as Cosmetic Ear Surgery, is a procedure designed to alter the shape, position, or size of the ear. Typically performed on individuals aged 5 or older when the ears have reached full size, this surgery does not affect hearing or change ear location.

What is Earlobe Reduction Syrgery?

Earlobe Reduction Surgery, a subset of Otoplasty, focuses on reshaping the lower portion of the ear. This surgery addresses enlarged or torn earlobe piercings and pendulous earlobes that result from aging or facial disproportion. Conducted with local anesthesia, Earlobe Reduction Surgery allows for immediate resumption of regular activities post-operation. The sutures, if used, will be removed around a week later, with ongoing healing for a few weeks.

Why Grand Genesis?

  • Largest Private Plastic Surgery Centre in Ontario, fully equipped state of the art facility located in Richmond Hill, efficient and user friendly,, but more economical than downtown luxury mini clinics

  • 2 Fully Equipped Operating Rooms – 15 Recovery Beds for Overnight Stays

  • 15 Plastic Surgeons (Guest & In house) – 30 Nurses

  •  VERY SHORT waiting times for Consult & Surgery

Ear Surgery (Otoplasty) Done by Following Surgeons:

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Price & Cost

Price range: $2,000. Our surgeon can give you an exact estimate of the cost after examination & talking with you.

Who is a Good Candidate?

 The right person to perform this operation is:

  1. Physically healthy individuals without active or past severe illnesses.
  2. Healthy children aged 5 or older, with consistent ear cartilage growth.
  3. Children without untreated chronic ear infections, capable of adhering to post-operative recommendations.
  4. Children who can express themselves and cooperate during surgery discussions.
  5. Healthy adults with realistic surgical expectations and specific goals.
  6. Non-smokers or recent quitters, as smoking heightens post-operative risks.

The Procedure

Otoplasty can involve general or local anesthesia, sometimes with IV injection. The choice of anesthesia varies based on individual circumstances, with children typically receiving general anesthesia.

  1. Incision: The surgeon makes an incision where the ear connects to the head, ensuring concealed scars.
  2. Cartilage Reshaping: Cartilage, the flexible part of the ear, is exposed and reshaped to achieve desired changes. Surgeons adopt techniques aligned with patients’ cosmetic goals. Permanent stitches secure the repositioned cartilage, preventing future protrusion.

Recovery

Contrary to misconceptions, Otoplasty recovery is relatively short. Routine activities can be resumed quickly, though strenuous exercise may require additional time.

Dressings After Otoplasty: Following surgery, bandages are applied to the ears and the head is wrapped. Although temporary hearing loss may occur due to bandaging, it is a normal part of the post-operative process. Proper dressing care is essential to prevent infection and maintain manipulated cartilage integrity.

Possible complications

  1. Scarring: Surgery may leave scars behind the ear.
  2. Bleeding: Poorly functioning stitches can lead to post-operative bleeding.
  3. Infection: Inadequate wound hygiene and neglecting medical instructions heighten infection risks.
  4. Anesthesia Reaction: Negative reactions like nausea or dizziness may persist for a few days post-anesthesia.
  5. Suture Issues: Skin surface damage or inflammation due to sutures may necessitate corrective surgery.
  6. Allergic Reactions: Surgical tape or materials used during or after surgery can trigger allergic responses.

In conclusion, Otoplasty and Earlobe Reduction Surgery offer transformative solutions to ear aesthetics. By consulting skilled professionals, individuals can achieve their desired ear appearance while understanding potential outcomes and recovery processes.