Ear surgery, also known as otoplasty, is a cosmetic surgery to improve the shape, position and proportion of the ear for both children and adults.
Overview of ear surgery
Some individuals have protruded or misshapen or some people have overly large ears. These people may suffer from lack of self-confidence and they have limited hair style choices. Otoplasty is designed to create a more natural and balanced appearance to the ears that can translate into improved self-esteem and self-confidence. Otoplasty can treat macrotia (overly large ears), microtia(non-natural small ears), protruding ears and dissatisfaction with previous ear surgery.
Type of ear surgery
- Ear augmentation: for microtia.
- Otopexy: an ear pinback, “flattens” protruding ears.
- Ear reduction: reduce the pinna when it is too big.
Ear Surgery Recommended For:
- Patients who People who are not satisfied about the size, shape or angle of their ears
Before Ear Surgery
The surgeon will take a medical history of the patient. The surgeon will examine the ears in terms of size, shape, and symmetry. He may also take photographs of the ears. Patients who receive Aspirin or other anti-inflammatory medicines and also herbal supplements should discontinue these medicines a few days prior to the surgery since these medicines can increase bleeding. Smoking should be avoided a few days before and after the surgery since tobacco slows down the healing process. Patients should not suffer from any viral illnesses at least 3 weeks before the surgery.
During Ear Surgery
During surgery, the patient will be given local or general anesthesia based on condition. This procedure lasts between 2 to 3 hours. Patients will be dismissed on the same day of the surgery or stay the night and they will be able to go back to work in about a week.
After Ear Surgery
Patients may experience swelling, pain, bruises, and itching. These are common symptoms after the surgery. To ease these complications the doctor may prescribe some medicines. Patients should stay at home at least one week after the surgery. The surgeon may take out the stitches one week after the surgery. The bandage needs to be replaced one day after the surgery. Patients should avoid heavy activities and sports at least for 5 weeks after the surgery. They should cover their ears at night for about 2 to 6 weeks. It is recommended to avoid sleeping on the sides for a few days after the surgery.
Ear Surgery cost in Iran start from 553$
Ear Surgery cost in Tehran start from 553$
Ear Surgery cost in Mashhad start from 653$
Ear Surgery cost in Shiraz start from 703$
Ear Surgery cost in Ahvaz start from 703$