How can an otoplasty enhance your life?
From your Airpods to your favourite pair of earrings, your ears are among the most distinguished features of your facial anatomy – and worth feeling confident about! No matter your age, an otoplasty can provide remarkable facial transformation and make a profound difference in your confidence. We’re here to listen to your personal cosmetic goals, and to guide you along the path to exploring how an autoplasty can help you feel empowered every time you look in the mirror.
We all love a good listener – and with such a key role in your day-to-day live, you deserve to love everything about your ears. Otoplasty is a cosmetic procedure that corrects abnormalities in the ear. Many patients are unhappy about the size or shape of their ears. This is often a common complaint, especially in children. Some patients find that they are too large or too long. Sometimes, people may be born with ear defects or they might have a defect that was caused from trauma. No matter the cause, otoplasty is a procedure that can correct many unwanted cosmetic issues in the ears.
IS IT RIGHT FOR YOU
Are you a good candidate for Otoplasty?
Otoplasty is a quick outpatient procedure that can be done on anyone unhappy about the appearance of their ears. One or more of these are common for candidates for otoplasty:
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
Otoplasty Surgery Procedure & Recovery
Your surgeon provides otoplasty that is customized to your anatomy and makes it possible for you to achieve rapid, transformational results. They’ll makes an incision hidden behind or within the ear. The incision can be made to remove excess cartilage and soft tissue that may Impair the ear obstructively. If the ear is missing normal folds, creases, or cartilage, these can easily be added by adding permanent sutures. In some cases, it may take several techniques to achieve the desired outcome
After your otoplasty, special bandages will be wrapped around your ears to hold them in their new positions. Patients often experience moderate swelling and some bruising following ear surgery. For the first week, avoid vigorous activity. To minimize discomfort, patients can recline with their heads raised.
Your surgeon will remove the bands and inspect your ears within one week. Each patient’s recovery process is unique and can vary. However, you can expect to return to work and other light activities within one week. Although every patient is experiences something different, your results should be visible within two weeks.
Otoplasty Before & After Images
Be a New You with Otoplasty
Frequently Asked Questions
All You Need to Know About
Otoplasty, or cosmetic ear surgery, is a procedure that is used to alter the position, shape, or size of the ears. At times, clients may opt for this procedure if they are unhappy with the way their ears “stick out”, or their asymmetry. Otoplasty is also performed to correct defects in the structure of the ear (congenital defects), or after trauma to the ear.
We are often asked ‘How much is otoplasty in Ontario?’
In Ontario, otoplasty is covered by OHIP until the age of 18. After the age of 18, the cost of surgery on both ears is upwards of $5000 including anesthesia depending on the exact procedure and whether skin or cartilage grafts are involved.
The cost of otoplasty in Canada varies widely. Generally, the cost is dependent upon the complexity of the case. It can range from $1700-7000.
Generally, the procedure takes 1-2 hours to complete.
The results of an otoplasty are long-term, but the final results are achieved over several months. This is like other cosmetic surgeries.
Otoplasty is not considered to be a major surgery as it can be done in an outpatient facility as well as a hospital. Additionally, the procedure can be performed using local anesthetic, sedation or a general anesthetic depending on the complexity of the surgery.
Ideally, it is best to have otoplasty for once the ears have fully developed, around the age of 5. Children typically have lower risk factors for surgery and heal quickly. However, this procedure is common in adults and very successful.
The procedure itself is painless as clients are given an anesthetic. However, there is usually some discomfort after surgery due to the bandages placed around the ears and head to decrease swelling during the healing process.
The discomfort may last approximately 1-2 weeks, but clients usually stop pain medications within 3-4 days of surgery. Clients are encouraged to sleep on their backs to avoid putting pressure on their ears which can also create discomfort.
After otoplasty, it is unlikely that the ears will “go back” to their normal position after surgery. It is normal, however, that they may move slightly after the surgery. The ears can move once the client stops wearing the protective headband. It is important to follow the post-surgery instructions to minimize any complications and to optimize your outcome.
A surgery like otoplasty helps restore an individual’s self-esteem and self-confidence. This is worth much more than dollars for some people and can make significant impact in their lives. The fact that it is a surgery with low risks and high success can tip the scale in its favour and make it even more worthwhile.
The side-effects of otoplasty are similar to any surgery. Post-surgery complications may include a risk of infection, bleeding, or scarring. Any potential side-effects will be discussed during the initial consultation appointment.
The headband should be worn for 6-8 weeks after surgery while you sleep or during any sports activities. This helps to prevent accidental injury to the area which could compromise the results.
It is best to take it easy after otoplasty so the healing and positioning, shape etc. of the ear is not compromised. However, most people can return to work after 1 week. Contact sports should be avoided for 1 month.
Wait 1-2 days after otoplasty surgery to shower. You should not wet your head or hair until the surgical bandages have been removed which is usually 8-10 days after surgery. To help keep the bandages dry, a shower cap may be worn.
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The Best You has 6 clinics throughout Ontario that provide otoplasty in our clinics or in conjunction with plastic surgeons with hospital privileges in the area. Currently, our Owen Sound and Orillia locations can provide otoplasty on site. Our Ottawa West, Brantford, Kincardine, and Collingwood clinics will be able to arrange surgical consultations and surgery with plastic surgeons for you.
When considering an otoplasty, look for a board-certified plastic surgeon who is in good standing with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. The Best YouÒ is proud to have four board-certified and well-reputed plastic surgeons who work in or with our clinics in Dr. Deniz Akyurekli in Owen Sound, Dr. John Seki in Orillia, Dr. John Gencarelli in Collingwood, and Dr. Ronnie Borsuk in Ottawa.
The Best You is the best choice for you when considering an otoplasty. Our excellent, well-trained and caring team of doctors, nurses and medical aestheticians work with you to ensure your needs and desires are met. From the initial consultation to post-surgical care, we will guide to your ideal outcomes.