Otoplasty surgical procedure is relatively
short and usually lasts from 40 minutes up to one hour and a half. Duration depends
on the necessity to intervene on one or both ears and upon the applied surgical
technique. When performed by experienced hands, otoplasty is a very easy
procedure, free from contraindications, and performed through local anesthesia
or local anesthesia combined with sedation.
The surgeons of our staff apply the minimally
invasive technique through which it is possible to reconstruct the whole outer
ear without leaving any visible scars. Incisions are performed at the rear side
of the ear.
A thin skin strap is removed after folding and reconstructing the
cartilage. Thereon, the auricular cartilage is reconstructed and repositioned
through several incisions. At the end of the procedure, sutures are performed
with very thin threads which are usually absorbable thus not removable. Wound
scars remain only at the rear side of the ears and are entirely invisible. The
intervention is not painful and recovery is prompt. Usually this surgery is
performed under the day hospital regime so it is not necessary to hospitalize
and stay overnight at the clinic.