Otoplasty can help solve a variety of issues related to your ears. For countless men…
If you’ve been considering getting your ears pinned back or your child is struggling with self-confidence issues because of the shape or size of their ears, otoplasty might be the perfect solution. Also known as cosmetic ear surgery or ear correction, otoplasty is one of the most common plastic surgeries in the Western world.
If you are considering the procedure and are reading up on the topic, here are the most frequently asked questions about otoplasties and their respective answers.
Otoplasty refers to surgeries to improve the appearance, shape and size of the ears. Whether you are unhappy with the length of your ear lobes, the results of ear stretching with piercings or how far your ears stick out from your head, otoplasty can be performed to correct these issues. Dr Shahidi however only performs otoplasty to correct protruding ears.
For protruding ears, the most common otoplasty technique is to make small incisions either behind, in front of or through the ear and then pin the ears closer to the head. This technique is straightforward — causing minimal scarring, downtime and pain.
Otoplasty surgery is generally minimally painful however very uncomfortable. However, just like any other cosmetic surgery, there are always potential risks involved. This is why it’s important to follow your doctor’s post-surgery instructions carefully and attend follow up appointments as required.
The costs of an otoplasty vary depending on various factors, such as the doctor you choose to perform the surgery, the anaesthetist and general hospital costs. However, in Australia, the cost of otoplasty is typically between $5000 and $9000.
The otoplasty surgery itself is relatively straightforward — only taking about one hour to create results that will last you a lifetime. However, the healing process can take up to 6 weeks to heal completely.
Immediately after surgery, you’ll likely experience swelling, bruising and possibly feel itchy, but this will disappear after a couple of days. You can even return to work, school and most regular activities after two weeks. However, you should wait at least 3 weeks before beginning to exercise again.
With decades of experience in cosmetic surgeries and hundreds of satisfied otoplasty patients, Dr Shahidi and his team of specialists are the ones to trust in Sydney. From your initial consultation to your procedure and follow up appointments, Dr Shahidi will be there every step of the way to ensure you are completely informed, comfortable and taken care of.
While Dr Shahidi is a highly qualified and experienced ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgeon, he also performs non-surgical cosmetic surgical procedures. As an Australian trained and qualified specialist surgeon who has received the highest qualification awarded to Australian Surgeons – the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) — there really is no better person to perform your otoplasty surgery in Sydney.
If you are thinking about having otoplasty surgery or want to find out more about the procedure for you or your child, please don’t hesitate to contact us — we’re always on hand to help you find out everything you need to know. To book an appointment with Australia’s leading ENT surgeon, simply contact us online or call our team on (02) 8080 0190.