All our facial features are essential for an overall pleasant appearance. If each body part is appropriately proportioned and placed, a person looks attractive. However, sometimes one or more body parts, like ears, seem slightly bigger or smaller than the rest of the body. Disproportionate ears make people feel conscious about their appearance. As a result, they lose confidence and always try to find ways to hide their ears. Luckily, it is possible to fix disproportionate ears with the help of Ear Surgery in Dubai.

Aim of the Treatment

Ear surgery is also referred to as Otoplasty or Auriculoplasty. This treatment can help significantly enhance the shape, position, and proportion of the ears. Congenital disabilities in the ear structure become noticeable as we age. Therefore, Otoplasty can improve the overall ear structure and help achieve the desired ear shape. Besides congenital disabilities, ear surgery can also treat defects caused by an accident or trauma.

Generally, Ear Surgery aims to:

  • reduce the size of overly large ears
  • increase the size of small ears
  • improve the position of protruding ears

Otoplasty Techniques

The type of technique chosen for Otoplasty depends on the type of correction needed. The modifications usually vary from one person to another. Some people need their ears to appear less prominent by bringing them closer to the head. On the other hand, some people want their earlobes to appear smaller. Therefore, the technique is chosen depending on the patient’s requirements.

Ear Pinning Surgery

In this technique, an incision is made on the ear’s back surface or within inner creases. Behind the ears, there may be excess skin or cartilage. The surgeon will remove the excess of everything from behind the ear. In the end, he/she will use permanent stitches to close the incision.

Are you a good candidate for Otoplasty?

Otoplasty in Dubai may be an excellent option for you if you:

  • are unhappy with the appearance of your ears
  • have ears sticking out too far from your head
  • have ears relatively larger or smaller than the rest of the facial features
  • suffered from an injury that affected the shape of your ears
  • have disproportionate ears that are not positioned correctly
  • are in good general health
  • have realistic expectations from the procedure

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Pre-Op Care

Generally, the surgeon provides patients with pre-op guidelines. However, some general pre-op instructions for Otoplasty are as follows:

  • Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and some herbal supplements as they increase the risk of bleeding.
  • Keep yourself hydrated.
  • If you are on regular medications, ask the surgeon about the required alterations.
  • Change your diet according to the surgeon’s instructions.

Otoplasty Procedure

Ear Surgery is performed on an outpatient basis in a hospital or a clinic. Generally, the procedure takes about two hours to complete. Moreover, since the procedure is surgical in nature, patients usually require local anesthesia. However, once the anesthesia wears off, patients can go home.

During the procedure, the surgeon makes incisions in the ears. Generally, incisions are made at two points:

  • at the ears’ back (for protruding ears)
  • within the ears’ inner creases

After making the incisions, he/she makes the required modifications in the treatment area. For instance, he/she will remove the excess skin and cartilage from the backside of the ear to reduce its size. On the other hand, if the ear volume needs to be increased, he/she will add cartilage grafts to the ear. In the end, he/she will use stitches or sutures to close the incisions.

Ear Surgery FAQs

When Can I Expect to See Results of ear surgery?

You can see the results within the first week after surgery. With the passage of time, results will be more visible.

How long is recovery following otoplasty surgery?

Almost 1 week is required for recovery. You may feel aching or throbbing of the ears that can be managed with medication. Redness, numbness, and swelling can also occur. Stitches are removed in 1 week and bandages are also removed.

Are there any age restrictions for who can undergo surgery?

No age restrictions are associated with this procedure. The patient needs to have the full formation of the ears that happen till the age of four years.

What type of anesthesia is used for the procedure?

Local anesthesia and sedation are used for the procedure. The doctor may use general anesthesia if there is the requirement.

How long is the surgical time for it?

Almost, 1 to 2 hours are spent to perform the procedure.

Is it Painful?

Some aching or throbbing can occur as a result of this procedure. Hence, it can be managed with the help of medicines.

Will insurance cover the cost of otoplasty?

Sometimes, otoplasty cost can be covered by insurance. For this, patients need to consult their insurance providers. Rules and regulations may vary among companies.

Post-Op Care

Like pre-op instructions, surgeons also provide post-op guidelines to their patients after Ear Surgery in Dubai. Some general post-op instructions are as follows:

  • Use the prescribed medications regularly.
  • Do not unnecessarily touch or try to move the treated area.
  • Avoid making movements that can disturb the recovery and healing process.
  • Regularly go for follow-up sessions with your surgeon to ensure a quick recovery.
  • Avoid sleeping on the side for at least a few days.

Recovery

Generally, it takes about two weeks to recover from Otoplasty. Patients can expect some discomfort during this period since it is a surgical procedure involving incisions and stitches. However, they can easily alleviate the pain or discomfort with the help of the prescribed medications.

Patients may feel sore in the treatment area for the first few days after the procedure. Moreover, they will be required to wear a bandage around the head to protect their ears. Some surgeons suggest their patients keep wearing a headband at night for a few weeks post-surgery. It will help protect the ears during their sleep.

Benefits of Otoplasty Surgery

Some benefits of Ear Surgery are mentioned below. This procedure:

  • improves the symmetry of ears
  • reduces the size of overly large ears
  • increases the size of small ears
  • improves the position of protruding ears
  • improves the symmetry of ears
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Cost of Ear Surgery in Dubai

The exact cost of the Otoplasty procedure depends upon the following factors:

  • Surgeon’s qualification and expertise
  • Clinic’s location and reputation
  • The technique used for increasing or reducing the ear size
  • Extent of treatment
  • Patient’s expectations with the procedure

At Euromed Clinic, the average starting price of Otoplasty Ear Surgery is 15000 AED. However, the final price is different for every patient. So, consult our experts to know the exact cost of this treatment.

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Here at Euromed Clinic Center Dubai, we have a team of highly-qualified surgeons with extensive experience in Otoplasty. Moreover, we have a long list of happy and satisfied customers who got this treatment from our clinic. So, schedule an appointment by filling the online form or giving us a call to say goodbye to ear imperfections.

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