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Otoplasty Tunisia : The operation for protruding ears

Otoplasty in Tunisia: what is the operation for protruding ears in Tunisia?

Otoplasty is a facial cosmetic surgery procedure. It is an operation to reattach the ears. It can be a reconstructive or cosmetic surgery. It is usually performed on both ears, and very rarely unilateral. Ear surgery in Tunisia aims to correct a malformation or anomalies located in the cartilage of the ear. These abnormalities are responsible for the “protruding” appearance:

A hypertrophy of the concha. This abnormality manifests itself in the form of an excessive angulation between the auricle and the skull, causing the ear to become detached.
A bulky concha projecting the ear forward.
A defect of folding of the anthelix and an absence of the usual reliefs of the cartilage. This gives the ear a too smooth and unfolded appearance.

Although otoplasty can be considered as early as age 7, it is rarely performed before adulthood.

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What is otoplasty?

Otoplasty is sometimes called cosmetic ear surgery. It is performed on the visible part of the outer ear, called the auricle.

The auricle consists of folds of cartilage that are covered by skin. This part begins to develop before birth and continues to develop in the years after birth.

If your auricle is not developing properly, you may choose to have otoplasty to correct the size, positioning or shape of your ears.

Types of otoplasty

There are several types of otoplasty Tunisia:

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After the surgeon's diagnosis

Otoplasty Tunisia: what you need to know before undergoing cosmetic ear surgery

The first step in otoplasty surgery in Tunisia is the pre-op assessment. The plastic surgeon asks you questions about your general health. He or she will then evaluate your ears to determine the abnormality and the type of surgery you need. Afterwards, he or she will discuss your expectations with you to determine whether or not they are realistic. He or she will also tell you about the risks and inform you of the recovery time and cost of the procedure.

How is the surgery performed in Tunisia?

Ear surgery in Tunisia is performed under local or general anesthesia (in the case of a child). The hospitalization is ambulatory. The operation lasts between 1 hour and 1h30.

The skin incisions are generally located in the retroauricular groove, on the back of the ear. Sometimes small additional incisions are made on the front of the auricle. All incisions are hidden in natural folds to avoid future scarring.

The skin is then peeled away to access the cartilage and proceed to cartilage remodeling. The purpose of cartilage remodeling is to improve the natural relief by refining and folding. Finally, the pinna is brought back to its proper position and fixed with fine deep sutures.

The bandage is attached to the head with elastic bands so that the ears are held in the correct position.

*Disclaimer: results may vary from one person to another depending on the morphology of the patients.

  • *Post-operative pain is generally moderate. Painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs are prescribed to help reduce them.
    *There is usually an edema after this type of plastic surgery. Bruising may also occur. The sutures are absorbed spontaneously after a few weeks.
    *A large helmet-type dressing must be worn for 24 hours in this type of surgery. It is then replaced by a bandage that must be worn day and night during the first two weeks, then only at night during the third week.
    *The ears may look a little too stuck during the first few days. This is not a cause for concern as it is completely normal following an ear operation in Tunisia. It is after a few weeks that the ears take their final position.

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