Otoplasty (ear surgery) Introduction

Otoplasty (Ear Surgery)

We’ve all heard the one-liners about people with prominent ears, but for those people, those statements can be a source of deep embarrassment. We cannot choose our genetics, but in this day and age, we can decide whether to make adjustments to our appearance, especially when we know it can improve our self-esteem and self-worth. No longer will you have to put up with comments about ears that stand out, if you come to Aviva Cosmetic & Laser Clinic in Toronto, ON, for ear surgery, also known as Otoplasty.

By choosing Otoplasty, you will be able to restore your self-esteem and bring symmetry back to your facial appearance. Our trained specialists who use cutting-edge technology and techniques are ready to work with you at our Toronto, ON, clinic today.

What is an Otoplasty?

Ear Surgery, also known as Otoplasty, is a procedure to change the shape, position, or size of the ears. It can also correct a birth defect of the ear structure. Otoplasty can be done at any age after the ears have reached their full size — usually after age 5 — through adulthood. Otoplasty is typically done on both ears to optimize symmetry. Otoplasty won’t change the location of your ears or alter your ability to hear. Otoplasty creates a more natural shape while bringing balance and proportion to the ears and face.

What is Otoplasty (ear surgery)?

Who are the best candidates for an Otoplasty procedure?

There are a number of things to think about before deciding whether this is the right surgery for you. Teenagers and adults who are good candidates for Ear Surgery in Toronto are generally:

  • Healthy individuals who do not have a life-threatening illness or medical conditions that can impair healing
  • Individuals with a positive outlook and specific goals in mind for ear surgery
  • Nonsmokers

Facial issues related to low self-esteem can be corrected by surgery, but it is important not to make your decision on this alone. During a consultation session, your assigned surgeon will talk extensively about the benefits of Otoplasty with you, and learn more about your desired outcomes, to help make a more accurate determination of your candidacy.

What are the benefits of Otoplasty?

The benefits range from medical to cosmetic when it comes to a Toronto Otoplasty, including:

  • Overly large ears – a condition called macrotia
  • Protruding ears occurring on one or both sides in varying degrees – not associated with hearing loss
  • Adult dissatisfaction with previous ear surgery
  • Improvement of self-esteem
  • Better symmetry of the overall facial structure

Ear surgery is a highly individualized procedure and you must make this decision for yourself, not to benefit anyone else. Your image and self-worth belong to you, and Otoplasty is one method to help improve it.

What's the first step?

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What’s the first step?

The first step to getting Otoplasty in Toronto is to schedule a consultation session. During this session, we will explain the process of an Otoplasty surgery. Your assigned surgeon will assess your desired outcomes and determine whether you are the right candidate for this procedure. Your surgeon will examine your ears and the placement on your head, to map out the exact areas they will be performing the surgery on. Your consultation session is also your opportunity to discuss any concerns or questions you have. Upon completion of the assessment, our specialists will be able to confirm the price for your procedure.

What's the first step?

What to expect on the day of Otoplasty surgery

Before the day of your Otoplasty, your surgeon may ask you to fast for a certain amount of time and avoid certain medications such as blood thinners, to prepare your body for surgery.

On the day of your surgery, after being taken into the procedure room and prepped for surgery, your surgeon will walk you through the process so you know what to expect.

First, we will administer a type of anesthesia to make you comfortable and minimize any pain. Once you are fully sedated, your surgeon makes the incision on the back of your ear. Correction of protruding ears uses surgical techniques to create or increase the fold just inside the rim of the ear, and to reduce the deepest concavity of the external ear. Incisions may be made on the front of the ear when necessary. Internal, non-removable sutures are used to create and secure the newly shaped cartilage in place.

Finally, they will close the incision, done by external stitches. Your surgeon will use varying techniques on each patient, taking care not to distort other structures and to avoid an unnatural “pinned back” appearance.

Once the surgery is complete, bandages will be applied to keep the ears in place while the incisions heal and your recovery process begins.

Otoplasty recovery

Before leaving our clinic, your surgeon and the medical team will ensure you are given all the information necessary for a smooth and safe recovery. The bandages applied are put in place to keep the surgical site clean, protect it from trauma, and support the new position of the ear during initial healing.

Discomfort immediately following ear surgery is normal and can be controlled with pain medication. There may be an itchy feeling under bandages. It is essential that bandages remain intact and are not removed for any reason. Failure to do so may result in the loss of some of the correction and may require secondary surgery.

To keep pressure off your ears, avoid sleeping on your side. Also, try not to rub or place excessive force on the incisions. Consider wearing button-down shirts or shirts with loose-fitting collars.

A few days after otoplasty, your doctor will remove your bandages. Your ears will likely be swollen and red. You may need to wear a loose headband that covers your ears at night for a few weeks. This will help keep you from pulling your ears forward when rolling over in bed.

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How much does Otoplasty cost in Toronto, Canada?

The cost of Otoplasty in Toronto will depend on the degree of your surgery. During your consultation, your surgeon will thoroughly go over all the steps and assess your intended focus areas and problems. You will discuss your intended goals and concerns so that they can give you an accurate picture of what will be possible for your procedure. It is important to ask as many questions as possible so that you feel comfortable about the procedure and make an informed choice.

How much does Otoplasty (ear surgery) cost?

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