Otoplasty (Ear Surgery)

Otoplasty: The science of beautiful ears Ear Surgery is known in the plastic surgery world as otoplasty. Clients who are seeking for this procedure either have loop, cupper or shell ear. The suitable candidates for otoplasty are children between 4-14 years old. The earlier the surgery is performed the less teasing the child may have to endure. However, there is generally no increased risk with performing the surgery on adults in good health. Ear Reshaping aims to reduce the size of large ears and pins them back closer to the head so that they project less.

Common Name

Otoplasty/ Prominent Ear Correction/Ear Reshaping/ Ear Pinning/ Ear Cosmetic Surgery

Surgical Procedure

Generally, the surgeon will make a small incision at the back of the ear to expose the ear cartilage. It will then be sculpted and bent back towards the head. Sometimes permanent sutures are put in to hold the new position. Occasionally, a larger piece of cartilage is removed to attain a more natural-looking fold after surgery. While there are other techniques wherein stitches are used to fold the cartilage back on itself and the cartilage is not removed. In most cases, ear surgery will leave a faint scar at the back of the ear that will fade with time. Even when only one ear appears to protrude, surgery is usually performed on both ears to create a more even look. The operated ears will be wrapped with elastic bandages to maintain the position and to facilitate fast healing.

Hospital Admission

Ear surgery is an outpatient procedure. Hospital admission is not necessary. The operation will only take one to two hours and can be done during local anaesthesia.

Pre Operative Care

Surgeons advised that patients to do the following prior to the ear pinning surgery to avoid post operation bleeding or any complications: • Inform the surgeon of any allergies, all medical conditions, and any medication that currently taking (both prescription and non-prescription). • Avoid aspirin and blood thinning medication such as brufen for two weeks to eliminate the chance of post operation bleeding. • Avoid smoking for two weeks prior to surgery as this may affect your reaction to the anaesthetic and prolong the healing process. • Inform the surgeon if suffering from hypertension. If the surgery is for your child, you should listen carefully to their wishes and feelings. You should not insist on surgery until they decide themselves that they would like to make a change. This will ensure that they are more comfortable going into surgery and happier with the results achieved.

Post Operative Care

After ear prominent correction surgery, patients should expect the following:

• Post Op Dressings. Following surgery, your head will be wrapped in bandages to maintain the position and facilitate healing. After a few days, the bandages will be replaced by a lighter head dressing and eventually a headband. Clients are advised to wear the dressings at all times, especially at night when you go to bed.
• Pain. Each individual is different, however, following surgery you may experience some of the following side effects: temporary throbbing, aching and swelling, redness and numbness that may last for few days.
• Stitches. Sutures, if used, will be removed or will dissolve in about 1 week.
• Recovery. For the first few months, patients should avoid any strenuous activities or contact sports. You will be able to return to work or school within 5 to 7 days.

Risks and Complications

Risks are inherent to any surgical procedure. But do not worry, all precautions are taken by Plastic Surgery Phuket’s surgeons to avoid these risks.

Here are the most common and temporary risks of ear cosmetic surgery:
• Swelling
• Bruising
• Bleeding
• Infection
• Blood clot on the ear
• Numbness
• Mismatched or artificial-looking ears or a recurrence of the protrusion (very uncommon)

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Pricing Table

Currency:

Phuket

Procedure Price
Bat ear Correction or Otoplasty – 1 side (L.A.)
Op. Time: 1 - 2 hours, Stay: ≥ 5 days
THB 30,000  Get Quote
Bat ear Correction or Otoplasty – 2 sides (L.A.)
Op. Time: 2 - 3 hours, Stay: ≥ 5 days
THB 50,000  Get Quote
Bat ear Correction or Otoplasty – 2 sides (G.A.)
Op. Time: 2 - 3 hours, Hospital: 1 nights, Stay: ≥ 5 days
THB 90,000  Get Quote
Earlobe repair (after piercing) 1 side (L.A.)
Op. Time: 1 hours, Stay: ≥ 5 days
THB 20,000  Get Quote
Earlobe repair (after piercing) 2 sides (G.A.) (G.A.)
Op. Time: 2 hours, Hospital: 1 nights, Stay: ≥ 5 days
THB 60,000  Get Quote
Earlobe repair (after piercing) 2 sides (L.A) (L.A.)
Op. Time: 2 hours, Stay: ≥ 5 days
THB 35,000  Get Quote
Earlobe repair (after piercing) 1 side (G.A.)
Op. Time: 1 hours, Hospital: 1 nights, Stay: ≥ 5 days
THB 40,000  Get Quote

Bangkok

Procedure Price
Bat ear Correction or Otoplasty 2 sides (L.A.)
Op. Time: 2-3 hours, Stay: ≥ 5 days
THB 50,000  Get Quote
Bat ear Correction or Otoplasty 2 sides (G.A.)
Op. Time: 2-3 hours, Hospital: 1 nights, Stay: ≥ 5 days
THB 90,000  Get Quote
Bat ear Correction or Otoplasty1 side (L.A.)
Op. Time: 1-2 hours, Stay: ≥ 5 days
THB 30,000  Get Quote
Ear Lobe Hole Correction (after piercing) 2 sides (G.A.)
Op. Time: 2 hours, Hospital: 1 nights, Stay: ≥ 5 days
THB 60,000  Get Quote
Ear Lobe Hole correction (after piercing) 1 side (L.A.)
Op. Time: 1 hours, Stay: ≥ 5 days
THB 20,000  Get Quote
Ear Lobe Hole Correction (after piercing) 2 sides (L.A.)
Op. Time: 2 hours, Stay: ≥ 5 days
THB 35,000  Get Quote

L.A.= Local Anesthetic  G.A.= General Anesthetic

Note:

  • Prices are quoted and charged in Thai Baht currency.
  • All other prices in foreign currency are according to prevailing currency exchange rates.
  • Prices are indicative only, can change without notice and are not confirmed until after a surgeon’s consultation.
  • Anesthesia. G.A. means General Anaesthesia. L.A. means local anaesthesia.
  • Duration (HR) means the approximate time in hours to complete the procedure in the operating room.
  • Days Admitted means the approximate number of days a patient is admitted to the hospital. If no days admitted are indicated, the patient is not admitted and is treated as an out patient.
  • Recommended Stay in Phuket means the usual minimum number of days that a patient is usually required to stay in Phuket. It includes an arrival day, an appointment with the surgeon’s day, admission and surgery, recovery days as well as a final appointment day prior to patients returning home.

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