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Otoplasty (Ear surgery)

Otoplasty (Ear surgery) Information

Set prominent ears back closer to the head, or reduce the size of large ears. Most often done on children between the ages of 4 and 14 years. (May be eligible for a Medicare rebate)
2 to 3 hours.
Young children: usually a general. Older children or adults: general or local with sedation.
In / OutPatient
Usually outpatient.
Side Effects
Temporary throbbing, aching, swelling, redness, numbness.
Infection of cartilage. Excessive scarring. Blood clot that may need to be drained. Mismatched or artificial looking ears. Recurrence of the protrusion requiring repeat surgery.
Back to work/school: 5-7days. Strenuous activity, contact sports: 1-2 months.
Usually permanent.

ACCSM Ear surgery Registry: List of Doctors who are trained in Ear surgery

  Location Name Contact
  NSW, Double Bay Dr. Zacharia, Michael 02 9192 1600    Website
  QLD, Brisbane Dr. Konrat, Georgina 07 3391 5710