Otoplasty (Ear surgery)

Otoplasty (Ear surgery)

WHAT is Otoplasty ?

Otoplasty refers to surgery to the ear to change its shape, appearance, dimensions.

Otoplasty - woman with a decametre

WHO needs it?

People with:

  • Prominent ears that stick out.


  • Malformed ears


HOW is it done?

Otoplasty can be carried out under local anaesthesia, sedation or general anaesthesia.
During surgery, incisions are made behind the ear to gain access to the ear cartilage. The ear cartilage is then incised, scored, folded and pinned behind so that it is less prominent.

asian woman touch ear otoplasty

Post treatment care

Antibiotics, analgesics, and an antibiotic ointment will be prescribed. Swelling and bruising are normal sequelae of the surgery. Ear bandages are placed post surgery and removed on the third day.