Otoplasty, also referred to as correction of prominent ears, is a cosmetic surgery procedure that corrects protruding ears or ears that are malformed due to an injury or a genetic defect.

The intervention makes your ears symmetrical, allowing them to harmonize perfectly with the shape of the face; it can also correct overdeveloped pinna, for patients needing this.

“Note: These photos are published for information purposes only in order to provide information on the nature of the intervention. In no way should they be considered a guarantee of results.”

 

Intervention

The intervention, which takes approximately 75 minutes, is performed under local anaesthesia. An incision is made in the crease behind the ear. Dr. Bergeron uses a special technique in which the cartilage is sculpted, instead of being bent, and held in place with non-absorbable sutures, which offers a very natural result. Absorbable sutures are used to close the incisions.

 

Convalescence

  • A dressing will cover the ears for a period of 5 to 10 days and will be removed during the postoperative appointment. The ears will be swollen and black and blue for 2 to 3 weeks following the operation.
  • Although it is possible to return to work 48 hours after the surgery, most patients wait until the dressing is removed.
  • Wait 3 weeks before engaging in cardiovascular activities, 4 weeks for sports activities and 6 weeks for contact sports.