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What is otoplasty?

It is a surgical procedure, also commonly called ear surgery, which allows for the correction of the shape, size or position of the ears. It is a very simple surgery to perform and only lasts a couple of hours.


  • It solves problems of malformations in the ears.
  • It is one of the least risky and fastest surgeries that exist.
  • Get a natural and permanent result.
  • Otoplasty also offers emotional benefits, since it improves self-esteem and confidence.
  • The scars from the surgery are almost negligible.

What are the times of surgery?

Times may vary depending on the patient.

Duration of surgery

2 hours

Discomfort time

2 days

Recovery time

7 days

Type of anesthesia


Hospitalization required



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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have any questions? Check out some of the most common questions and answers.

1 What is otoplasty?

It consists of making an incision in the back of the ear with the purpose of creating the folds of a normal ear. This procedure does not improve the patient's hearing, but it does improve his or her confidence.

Yes. There will be a discrete scar in the back of the ear.

The medications are analgesics and antibiotics.

Inflammation, infection, hematomas, bleeding, skin sensitivity, itching, overcorrection and a very rare risk of hearing impairment.

Includes: fees for the surgeon and his surgical team, and post-surgical check-up appointments.

Does not include: pre-operative analysis and medications.

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