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12 Days

otoplasty
otoplasty
otoplasty + rhinoplasty
otoplasty + rhinoplasty

Ear in human, like other mammals, is the organ serves two quite different functions: first enables us to hear sounds and voices and then keep balance. An ear consists of three distinguishable parts: the outer, middle and inner ear which each part has different function. Any defect in your ear can cause problems in hearing, balancing and make you loss confident. Moreover, it can limit the number of sports one can do and limit hairstyles.

What is an Otoplasty/Ear Surgery?

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Ear surgery also called otoplasty is a cosmetic surgical procedure to correct the defect in an ear structure whether presented at birth or caused by injuries. In another word, ear surgery or otoplasty is a good solution to improve the shape, position, or proportion of the ear. This surgery is performed on the auricle which is the outer and visible part of an ear.

In this procedure, the size, shape, and or position of the auricles can be adjusted. Depending on your ear defect, one or a combination of 2 or 3 can be applied.

In total, an ear surgery or otoplasty can treat the following defects:

    • Macrotia or having large ears
    • Protruding ears which may occur on one or both sides but not associated with hearing loss
    • Adult dissatisfaction with previous ear surgery

The best candidates for otoplasty are children more than 5 years old as the the cartilage is firm enough for reshaping. It is not recommended for children under the age of 5 because of high risk and also the ears have reached their full size. 

Teenagers and adults are also good candidates for otoplasty if they do not have a life-threatening illness or medical conditions that can impair healing.

Otoplasty in Iran

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Otoplasty is an outpatient surgery depending on the specifics and complexity that takes between 2 to 3 hours. This procedure can be performed under local or general anesthesia.

In this procedure, the skin will be removed and the cartilage will be reshaped from behind the ears. It is very important to know that no scars will be left as the incisions are made behind the ears.

Otoplasty in Iran
Otoplasty in Iran

There are three different types of otoplasty:

    • Ear augmentation: if you have small ears or they haven’t developed properly, the surgeon will use ear augmentation to increase the size of auricles.
    • Ear pinning: if you have protruding ears, this procedure will be used to draw the ears closer to the head.
    • Ear reduction: if you have oversized or large ears, also referred as macrotia, so this procedure will be applied to reduce the size of ears.  

The otoplasty can be performed by ENT surgeon.

Type of Ear Correction Surgery (Otoplasty)

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Depending on the type of correction you may need, Otoplasty techniques vary. The location of the incisions and resulting scars depends on the technique your plastic surgeon chooses.

In this surgery, the surgeon will reshape the pinna, or outer ear. It aims to correct a structural abnormality.

Otoplasty and rhinoplasty is an acceptable combination to perform simultaneously. In this technique your surgeon will correct the irregularity by reshaping the pinna (outer ear) and will use rhinoplasty to improve the appearance.

In this technique both external ear deformity and inner ear canal deficiency will be addressed. The surgeon creates a new ear structure by using a patient’s own tissue and the otologist creates or corrects the ear canal to improve hearing.

Otoplasty Surgery Cost in Iran

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Prices & Plans

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Itinerary

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Depending on your arrival, you will be welcomed at airport by our guide, then you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel*. Checking into the hotel; according to schedule you will be Transferred from hotel to clinic or hospital to visit the doctor; Pre-op tests/images; Transfer from clinic to hotel.

Important note:

If you arrive late afternoon or early morning, you should inform us before your flight, so 1 day more will be added to your itinerary and the quotation will vary.

According to appointment schedule, you will be transferred to hospital; doing preparations for surgery; conversation between doctor & patient, reviewing the expectations; Performing of surgery; post-op recovery at hospital; taking doctor’s instructions; transfer to your hotel.

This is a rest day in hotel; taking post-op medications; following instructed diet; follow-up through doctor’s assistant.

This is a rest day in hotel; having regular eating restarts; daily walking (30 min/day); taking post-up medications.

This is a rest day in hotel; having regular eating restarts; daily walking; follow-up through doctor’s assistant; drain removal by the doctor.

At this day, you can take a shower at the hotel; transfer from hotel to clinic; check-up and bandage removal (by your doctor) *; reviewing post-op instructions and dos & don’ts; receiving written certificate from doctor confirming patient is fit to fly; transfer from clinic to hotel.

According to your flight departure, you will be transferred from your hotel to international airport by KIATREAT’s driver; before transferring to airport, you can visit KIATREAT office and talk to customer relationship management about your trip to Iran and treatment schedule. Transfer to airport and farewell; start of permanent follow-up through communication channels.

* The doctor appointment may be in the 5th or 6th day depending on the circumstances.

** If your departure is in the weekends, this step may not be feasible. You will be contacted through email or WhatsApp.

*** It may be done by the doctor assistant (aide) while the doctor supervising.

Things to know about Otoplasty Surgery

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Like any other surgery, there are some general guidelines which must be done before going through otoplasty. At first, you will meet a plastic surgeon to talk about otoplasty surgery and get advices. During your appointment, your plastic surgeon will ask you:

    • Talk about your current and past medical conditions especially any ear infections and the medications you had taken or any surgery you’ve had. Then he will examine your ears such as size, shape and placement and take some pictures of your ears for medical record.
    • You should discuss your expectations and why you want otoplasty and what you’re hoping for in terms of appearance after the procedure. You are also recommended to talk about the risks such as possible overcorrection.

If the surgeon realized that you’re a good candidate for otoplasty, he will ask you to take some steps to prepare in advanced.

    • The surgeon will prescribe you some pre-operative examination.
    • Make sure you have not suffered from any viral illness including measles, mumps, rubella, chickenpox, and shingles for a duration of at least 3 weeks before the surgery.
    • Avoid of taking any medication containing Acetylsalicylic acid like aspirin in order to decrease the risk of bleeding during the surgery.
    •  Wash your hair a day before the surgery.
    •  Wearing no makeup or earrings on the day of the surgery.

Following the surgery, you will have a dressing over your ears for couple of days. So, you can’t wash your hair until the bandage is removed. It is recommended to wear a loose supportive headband at nights in order to reduce the tension from the ears. 

Mostly you can resume your regular activities and exercise 2 weeks after the surgery but it takes about 3 months to restart physical contact activities like judo, soccer and so on. You need to wait at least 8 weeks after surgery to start swimming.

Your surgeon will prescribe some antibiotics to prevent possible infection after the surgery.

Like any other major surgery, there are some complications for otoplasty such as bleeding, infection, and an adverse reaction to anesthesia. It’s also possible to have an allergic reaction to the surgical tape or other materials used during or after the procedure. Moreover, there are some side effects after the surgery listed as below:

    • ears that feel sore, tender, or itchy
    • redness
    • swelling
    • bruising
    • numbness or tingling

Like any other surgery, otoplasty surgery in Iran is no exception and it has various risks including:

    • Scars of surgery are permanent but they will be hidden behind your ears or within the creases of your ears.
    • Asymmetry in-ear placement is a rare complication that may occur as a result of changes during the healing process.
    • Sometimes, the repositioning of your ears can affect skin sensation in the area which is temporary.
    • Stitches used to secure the ear’s new shape might work their way to the surface of the skin and need to be removed which causes inflammation of the affected skin. In that case, you might need additional surgery.
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