Oreilles décollées


Otoplasty (surgery for protruding ears) aims to correct cartilage abnormalities in the auricle, which are responsible for its protruding appearance.

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The most common indications

  • Excessive angulation between pinna and skull
  • Excessive size of concha cartilage

Before the operation

A careful examination of the ears is carried out by the surgeon to analyze the modifications to be made. The pre-operative check-up is carried out as prescribed, and the procedure is generally performed under local anaesthetic.

DAY D – 10: No more aspirin or anti-inflammatory drugs.

The intervention

Average time: 1 to 1.5 hours.
Incisions are made in the natural crease behind the ear, to lift the skin and access the cartilage. This cartilage is then remodeled to improve the natural contours and thus “reattach” the ear. A bandage is applied in the form of an elastic bandage around the head.

After the operation

Pain is usually moderate. The dressing is removed around the 7th day after surgery. A compression bandage should then be worn at night for about a week. Edema (swelling) and ecchymosis (bruising) may appear, but this is only transitory.

The result

It takes 1 to 2 months to appreciate the final result of an ear surgery, which corresponds to the time needed for the tissues to soften and the swelling to subside. After this time, only the scars will still be slightly pink before fading.

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