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Otoplasty is a surgery performed to improve the shape and position of the ears. This surgery is usually provided to patients who have loop ears, fan ears, or prominent ears.


The otoplasty procedure consists of molding the cartilage of the ears so that they acquire a corrected anatomical shape.

The procedure is performed through incisions located in the natural folds of the ears, usually hidden in the back. The cartilaginous structure is molded, redundant skin is removed and the incision is closed. At the end, the operated region is covered with a compression bandage to avoid excess inflammation and bruising.

ear posterior view otoplasty
ear evaluation

Otoplasty is a surgery that can be performed under local anesthesia in adults, but general anesthesia is usually necessary in young children.
The minimum age suggested for otoplasty is around 5-6 years.
The scars are imperceptible as they are hidden in the natural folds of the ears.
The result is permanent, recovery is quick and usually has no complications.


During recovery, the most important thing is to wear a compression bandage permanently during the first 3 days. During this time the patient will notice some discomfort resulting from the natural inflammation of the operation that will be calmed with analgesics.
We recommend sleeping on your side so that they press on your ears.
Once the elastic bandages have been removed, a compressive elastic garment should be worn at night for up to a month to prevent the cartilage from returning to its original position as a result of its elastic memory and strength.


Reason for consultation: Patient comes with congenitally malpositioned ears that cause aesthetic discomfort.

Indication: Otoplasty.

Aim: Auricular repositioning.

Result: Patient with corrected ears.

Dr Davila otoplasty before and after

During recovery, it is important to rest physically and wear a compressive chin guard during the first days. 
You should take antibiotics, pain relievers, and use mouthwash after each meal.
There are no points to withdraw.
Checks will be carried out during the first days and then after a month to monitor its evolution.

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