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Ear Surgery (Otoplasty) Day Surgery Procedure

For individuals who have prominent so-called ‘bat’ ears, cosmetic ear surgery can significantly improve their appearance and enhance their self-confidence. Ear surgery, otherwise known as otoplasty, is performed by Mr. Maxwell  at his practice in Melbourne, Victoria for children and adults alike. The procedure is extremely reliable and generally requires a recovery period of ten days.

Ear Surgery Candidates

Otoplasty is commonly performed in children around the age of five, prior to starting school. This ensures that these children are not teased at school. If the ear deformity is not corrected prior to starting school it may be performed at any time during the school years, or  later in life  when the individual is capable of making his/her own decision regarding treatment. The procedure is popular among both men  and women. Other candidates for otoplasty include  people whose ears have been affected either by birth defects or trauma. To learn whether you or your child is an appropriate candidate for ear surgery, contact Mr. Richard Maxwell today  to schedule a consultation.

This is a great Before & After example of corrective ear surgery performed by Mr. Maxwell.

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Surgical Technique

The ear surgery procedure takes just one to two hours and is generally performed under sedation in adults, and under general anesthetic in children, and is a day case procedure. Otoplasty can also be performed as an office procedure in adults. The surgery commences well-hidden incisions behind the ears. Through these incisions, Mr. Maxwell reshapes the cartilage of the ears to position them more naturally, closer to the side of the head. After the incisions are sutured and the ears carefully bandaged, the procedure is complete.

After Otoplasty (Ear Surgery)

Patients are required to wear  the head bandage continuously for  the first  week after ear surgery to maintain the new position and shape of the ears and to reduce swelling and the risk of post-operative bleeding. When the bandages  are removed, the ears are rather swollen and bruised, but this settles quickly over the next ten days. The patient  then wears a headband at night for the next two weeks. Patient satisfaction is very high after otoplasty and patients  are generally excited to show off their new appearance.

Schedule an Ear Surgery Consultation with Mr. Richard Maxwell

We invite you to schedule an otoplasty consultation at our offices in Melbourne, Victoria to learn more about the results that you can expect from ear surgery.

In addition to Octoplasty, Dr Richard Maxwell is an expert in RhinoplastyFaceliftEyelid SurgeryBreast ReductionBreast EnlargementBreast LiftAbdominoplasty, Liposuction, and Body Contouring surgeries. This include Bodylifting (excess skin removal and liposuction) after Major Weight Loss, such as patients experience after Bariatric gastric surgery or embarking on a complete nutrition and exercise makeover plan.

You can contact Mr Maxwell or a Patient Care Advisor either at Reception: (03) 8849 1400 or New Patient Enquiries: (03) 8849 1462.

Alternatively attend our Regular FREE Practice EVENTS held monthly.

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