Welcome to Dr. Nazmi Baycin’s cosmetic ear surgery (otoplasty) page. As a plastic surgeon in Dubai, UAE, here I will share my professional knowledge and personal experience about ear correction, best timing for procedure, recovery period, post-operative care, tips to avoid unwanted results, risks and complications procedure, otoplasty surgery before and after pictures and more… You will also have an idea regarding the cosmetic ear surgery prices in Dubai.
The ear is an organ that directly affects the appearance of a person and has an aesthetic value as well as functional importance.
A wide variety of deformities also including absence of ear may occur need otoplasty surgery. The most common deformation is prominent ear deformity.
The deformity manifests as more outward angulation than their normal anatomic position. There is no relation to the position of the baby in the mother’s womb and the sleeping position after birth.
If you plan to have otoplasty in Dubai, here, you will find out all the information you need. Earlobe surgery also corrects earlobe deformities.
The optimal age for cosmetic ear surgery is 6. Talking about the child’s ears amongst the friends in the school may cause the child to develop a complex by influencing the psychological development of the child. This is why the ideal timing for otoplasty surgery is pre-school age.
If people who have not undergone surgery in this period, yet, it is possible to have otoplasty surgery later on at any time in the future.
My objective is to make you happy as achieving an unobtrusive and more acceptable ear shape. So, reshaping your ear will improve your facial image and restore your self-confidence.
Some patients seek a solution as they experienced a failed otoplasty surgery before. Under-correction and asymmetric ear shapes are the most common complaint of the patients consulting me. Sometimes, their corrective surgery challenges even more than to do the primary surgery. Therefore your first surgery is crucial. The goal is to achieve the best outcome in a single shot.
Ear correction surgery requires local anesthesia supported with sedation for children under 15. Local anesthesia alone provides sufficient numbness in adults.
The otoplasty surgery will last about 30 minutes for each ear.
After the local anesthesia, I cut the skin on the back side of the ear. Thinning and weakening the line that designed to be curved on the cartilage make easier to bend.
In cases with huge cartilage, little cartilage reduction may require. If necessary, I remove the excess part of cartilage. Then, I reposition the ear closer to back with internal stitches to secure the new position of the ear.
If your otoplasty surgery is under the local anesthesia, you will be awake. Therefore, I will let you check your ear shape with a mirror. So that you will have the chance to explain which ear shape you would like to be. When I achieve the ear shape that you desire, I will close the incision with hidden absorbable stitches.
Since there will be no stitch on the skin surface, you will not experience stitch removal stress and pain after otoplasty surgery.
You will be able to go home the same day after the ear surgery.
You may feel mild pain, which is normal after otoplasty. Pain medication and painkillers make you feel comfortable.
The bandages keep your ears on proper position for 3 days long.
You will be able to have a shower after bandage removal.
After otoplasty, you may see bruising and edema (swelling), which disappear by themselves within 7-10 days.
Post-operative care is critical first 3 months after otoplasty surgery.
Avoiding trauma is critical during this period. Otherwise, if any trauma damages the ear before cartilage healing process completing, the ear shape reverts. In terms of health, this is not dangerous. However second surgery is necessary for correction.
The cartilage gains constant shape as conglutinating after 3 months. When the cartilage shape is fixed after 3 months, it is no longer risky. Therefore the ear shape does not revert, even if it is exposed any trauma.
Otoplasty surgery not only corrects the deformities but also your confidence and psychological status. So you will not have to use your hair to cover your ears.
The complication rates of otoplasty are the compilation of medical literature data. The rates may vary depending on the surgeon’s experience. That does not mean you will experience all those complications.
Bleeding is avoidable complication by meticulous bleeding control during the otoplasty procedure. Antibiotic medication minimizes the infection risk.
Hypertrophic scar and keloid formation arise from the person’s genetical skin characteristics. If poor wound healing occurs after ear surgery, scar treatment methods help to improve the scar. Though, since the scar will locate on the backside of the ear, it will not be visible.
Asymmetries and recurrences may occur within first 3 months due to any probable trauma or loosening the internal stitches. In such cases second ear surgery is necessary. Therefore, avoiding trauma and taking care of your ear not to be folded during sleeping are very important in the first 3 months.
Rarely the body shows a reaction against the internal sutures and leads to a little persistent pimple. If a stitch reaction occurs, removing the stitches solves the problem. Since I always use long lasting soluble stitches in otoplasty surgery, long term stitch reaction does not occur.
In case of any complication, it may bother you. However, it can be managed and treated as well.
IMPORTANT ! Before getting the appointment, check your medical conditions yourself.
How much does otoplasty cost in Dubai?
Cosmetic ear surgery costs in Dubai vary from clinic to clinic. In my practice:
Otoplasty price: 16.000 AED ($4.400)
Single ear correction surgery price: 9.000 AED ($2.450)
The price includes surgeon fee, blood tests, hospitalization expenses, medicines and consumables used in the hospital. Deep sedation or general anesthesia options are subject to extra payment.
Get ready to look and feel best with otoplasty… You deserve…