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Ear Reshaping Surgery (Otoplasty)

Ear reshaping (Otoplasty) is a surgical procedure that pins back the protruding ears, thus creating a normal appearance.

The incisions are made behind the ears, leaving no visible incisions in the front. Scars usually heal very satisfactorily and are not noticeable.

The Procedure

An incision is made on the back of the ears and the tissue beneath is weakened to allow it fold backwards toward the head. Additionally, sutures are placed in this area in order to hold the repair in place.

Recovery Period

The ears are wrapped in elastic dressing for a few days. After removal of the wrap, the patient is now free to perform most activities that do not threaten the repair (i.e. no contact sports). At night, a sweatband can be worn to protect the correction. There is usually minimal swelling and the sutures are removed at approximately 1 week.

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