The Incisionless Otoplasty
The Incisionless Otoplasty
The incisionless otoplasty is one of the otoplasty techniques used to address protruding ears. While there are other surgical procedures that can be used to correct the problem, the incisionless otoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that requires less recovery time and has a reduced chance of complications. For more information about this procedure, please read our overview of information below.
What Is Incisionless Otoplasty?
An incisionless otoplasty is cosmetic surgery that can correct protruding ears. For the correction of prominent ears, the cosmetic surgery executes a treatment called ear pinning, which involves altering the ear cartilage using permanent sutures.
An ear correction can be obtained for numerous reasons. Protruding ears can be caused by a longer conchal bowl or a prominent antihelical fold. By using ear pinning, the cosmetic surgery can create more aesthetically pleasing ears that are in proportion with the patient’s head.
How Much Is Otoplasty For Both Ears?
The cost of an otoplasty can be variable and is subject to the overall complexity of your procedure. Costs can also vary by the cosmetic clinic where you have your ear surgery and the experience of your surgeon.
To get an accurate estimate for your otoplasty treatment, it can be useful to book a free and no-obligation appointment with The Dr Lanzer Clinic. During this appointment, you can learn more about the treatment and request a free quote for your procedure.
Does Incisionless Otoplasty Hurt?
Otoplasty procedures can be executed under local anaesthesia or general anaesthesia. However, most patients who have an incisionless otoplasty will have it under a local anaesthetic, as no incisions are required.
While patients will experience no pain during their treatment, there can be a little discomfort after your treatment. This discomfort is easily manageable with over-the-counter pain medications. Your cosmetic surgery can also prescribe certain medications if they are required.
How Long Is The Recovery For Incisionless Otoplasty?
Every patient heals in his or her own time. The average recovery time for an incisionless ear correction lies between seven and ten days. Of course, this can be more or less depending on the patient’s own healing speed, as explained earlier. Most patients can return to their normal activities approximately three weeks after the treatment.
To promote the healing process and to prevent damage to the treatment area, patients are required to wear a headband at night. It is also recommended to sleep on your back, as sleeping on your side could influence the results you obtained during the procedure.
Discover The Advantages Of Incisionless Otoplasty!
Otoplasty is a treatment that can be surgical or non-surgical, depending on factors such as the ear cartilage and the specific needs of the patient.
If you’re looking to having this incisionless otoplasty done, get a free consultation with Dr Lanzer.
How Dangerous Is Otoplasty?
That depends entirely on the procedure. An otoplasty with incisions holds more risks than the incisionless otoplasty. Of course, that does not mean that an otoplasty without incisions does not hold any risks at all.
Patients should be fully informed about the potential risks before the procedure takes place. Possible risks of an otoplasty without incisions include infection, overcorrection, suture exposure and suture loss.
To reduce the chance of complications and keep a close eye on the recovery process, patients will be required to attend a follow-up appointment with Dr Lanzer or one of his associates. During the follow-up appointment, Dr Lanzer or one of his associates can check your progress and ensure there aren’t any complications.
Is An Otoplasty Without Incisions Permanent?
Yes. The procedure is permanent. When the incisions are added to alter the cartilage, the cartilage will eventually conform to its new shape. Of course, the cartilage needs time to conform to its new shape. So, if a patient is not happy with the results, the sutures can be removed to reverse the procedure before the changes become permanent.
Since the changes from a cosmetic procedure can be quite dramatic, it is important that patients know what to expect. During your consultation with the cosmetic surgery, be sure to speak about your expectations. It is important for patients to have realistic expectations about the procedure before continuing and an experienced cosmetic surgery can provide you with a more realistic image of what to expect.
Where Can I Obtain The Non-Surgical Otoplasty?
This procedure is available at The Dr Lanzer Clinic. To determine your suitability for the procedure, it is important to attend an appointment with Dr Lanzer or one of his associates. If you wish to book an appointment at The Dr Lanzer Clinic, please contact our friendly team of receptionists via telephone, email, or the website enquiry form.
Dr Lanzer and his associates recommend getting a second opinion before obtaining a cosmetic procedure. Patients can also find more information about specific procedures on the website; this includes an overview with before and after photographs of patients who obtained a non-surgical otoplasty. When viewing these photographs, please consider that results are unique to each patient. To get a better idea about the results you could achieve through a cosmetic procedure, please speak with your chosen cosmetic surgery.