a) Size reduction: the surgeon makes a small incision and trims a portion of the cartilage that lies beneath the skin (the cartilage is what gives firmness and shape to the ear).
b) Reduction of prominent ears: the surgeon makes a small vertical incision on the back of each ear, he pulls the cartilage towards the head to reduce the projection, and he sutures with permanent stitches that will hold it in place.
c) Earlobe: if it is too big, it can be trimmed making an incision on its lower edge.
You may return to your usual activities a day after the surgery, according to the complexity of your case. During the first month, the area may lack sensitivity or it may feel numb. Apart from that, the recovery is immediate. You will only need to avoid any activities in which your ears could be hit or tugged.
During the recovery period, some people may feel quite depressed. It’s quite normal to feel this way after any kind of surgery, no matter how simple it may be. You may even come to think that you made a big mistake. But don’t worry. Most of the people who are happy today and who are satisfied with the results obtained, have also felt somewhat depressed.
Every surgery, no matter how simple it may be, has certain risks, and we should not rule them out. However, it is very unlikely for an otoplasty to present any complications when performed by a qualified surgeon.
Your eyes will be more stylized. The change will be very subtle and no one will be able to pin it down unless you talk about it. You may be told that your eyes seem to have a special look and they will wonder if you have changed your make up. You will be able to appreciate the results after 2 or 6 weeks, and they are usually permanent. The scars will become almost invisible after a few months.
See our results. This page gathers before and after photo examples of our facial surgeries.