All About Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)
Protruding, misshapen, and asymmetrical ears can adversely affect self esteem and confidence. Many feel that their ears are a source of shame and try to hide them.
Tired of hiding your flaws behind a curtain of hair? You don't want to be ashamed anymore. Find out more about Ear Surgery or call us at 416-221-5554 to book your complimentary consultation with a patient consultant.
Split, Stretched & Sagging Earlobes
For most the earlobes are typically thought of to be an unimportant body part, but until you have a problem with how they look it can be bothersome.
Ear piercings are one of the worlds oldest forms of body modification, and still today are widely popular amongst men and women. Heavy weighted and gauge (spacer) earrings are bound to either tear or stretch the earlobe. Fortunately there is a very simple procedure that we offer at Toronto Cosmetic Clinic to correct such earlobes.
Under local anesthesia, the earlobe can be stitched together to create a much smaller hole to wear earrings, or to correct the split.
Pricing starts from $500 per earlobe, and the procedure takes less than 30 minutes!
From Consultation to Follow Up Appointments
During the consultative process to discuss the specifics of your procedure and pricing, a preoperative consultation with the physician performing the surgery will be booked, as well as a surgery date. You will receive details on pre and post operative care that you should follow closely.
For a very general list of things to do to adequately prepare your body for surgery, please visit Preparing for Cosmetic/Plastic Surgery. This list, however, is not exhaustive.
The procedure is performed at the surgical centre of Toronto Cosmetic Clinic. Then, after surgery, a series of follow up appointments will be booked to monitor your recovery.
Otoplasty (Ear Surgery Cost)
Ear pinning at Toronto Cosmetic Clinic is $5,000 under general anesthesia and for both ears. If you are only considering having one ear pinned or corrected, this will reduce the fee of your surgery. If otoplasty is combined with another type of surgical procedure (FaceLift or Blepharoplasty) then this will reduce the fee portion of otoplasty. To read more information on this, please visit our page on Otoplasty Cost.
Tell me more about otoplasty at Toronto Cosmetic Clinic.
Otoplasty is the technical term for ear surgery. Ear surgery is a cosmetic surgical procedure that can improve the aesthetic appearance of the ears.
What can ear surgery correct?
Ear surgery can correct a number of aesthetic problems such as asymmetry, oddly shaped ears, large earlobes, protruding ears and pointy ears.
What can ear surgery not correct?
The purpose of ear surgery at Toronto Cosmetic Clinic is not for the improvement of function/hearing ability.
Who is a viable candidate for ear surgery?
Men and women who dislike the appearance of their ears are possible candidates for otoplasty. Individuals should be relatively healthy mentally and physically, as well as have realistic goals and expectations of the procedure.
How long is the operation?
Ear surgery takes about 2-3 hours, depending on the extent of correction. A better estimate will be given during a preoperative consultation with the doctor scheduled to perform the procedure.
What does ear surgery entail?
After the administration of anesthesia, which is usually general or local with sedation, an incision is made to remove excess skin or cartilage. The incision is usually placed behind the ear, well hidden by a natural crease. Skin may then be loosened so that cartilage can be shaped to achieve a desirable contour. Then, the incision is sutured and dressed.
This is a general outline of the typical ear surgery procedure. Yours may differ depending on what you'd like to have performed. In any case, all individuals undergoing ear surgery at Toronto Cosmetic Clinic will receive an outline of the procedure they'll have during their preoperative consultation.
What is recovery like?
You may experience some discomfort once the anesthesia wears off. This throbbing or ache is temporary and can be eased with prescribed pain relief. Protective dressing is worn for about a week to help with healing.
Undissolvable stitches will be removed about a week following surgery. A number of followup appointments will be scheduled so that medical professionals may monitor the progress of your recovery. Contact sports and other activities that may involve rubbing or chafing the ears should be avoided for about a month. You can facilitate recovery by sleeping with your head elevated and following the pre and post operative instructions given to you by your surgeon.
When can I go back to work or school?
You may return to work or school in about 4 days following surgery, as long as it does not compromise your recovery.
When can I see the results?
You'll be able to see the results of your ear surgery after the dressings have been removed. This is generally within a few days but may be longer depending on the rate of recovery.
What are the risks associated to otoplasty?
Otoplasty, like all surgical procedures, involves its own set of risks. These risks include infection and blood clots, both which can effectively treated. A complete list of risks and side effects will be given to you during the consultative process.