An otoplasty or ‘prominent ear surgery’ is a procedure that involves changing the size, shape and proportion of the ear to make it appear less prominent and to improve its appearance. It is most commonly performed in older children (above the age of 7 years), and sometimes in adults in both men and women.
An otoplasty can:
Patients seek otoplasty surgery to:
The best candidates for otoplasty surgery are patients who:
Otoplasty surgery may not be suitable for:
At MODE, Dr Aggarwal will guide you through the planning of surgery and help decide which procedure is best suited to achieve your goals.
• Anaesthetic: GA by accredited anaesthetist
• Time: 2-3 hours
• Duration of stay: Overnight stay
• Hospital: Any of the hospitals where Dr Aggarwal works – usually Sydney Adventist, SAN Day Surgery or Hunters Hill Private.
• Medicare/Health fund rebate: The procedure is covered by a Medicare item number which means Medicare and Health funds will partially cover the cost of surgery.
• Recovery: You go home the day after surgery. You are required to go home with a head bandage which is taken off after a few days. A head band may need to be work for several weeks after the head bandage is removed. The swelling can take months to subside.
• Results: Most of the initial result is noticeable after the swelling subsides in the first few weeks. However it can take up to 6 months to achieve final results, and these can vary from patient to patient.
The procedure is usually performed under general anaesthesia given by an accredited anaesthetist in a fully accredited and licensed facility (usually one of the North Shore’s premier private hospitals). The procedure takes two to three hours and patients go home the next day.
Every surgery carries risks, and therefore one must consider if risks outweigh the benefits for your own personal situation. If they do then the surgery may be well worth it. Dr Aggarwal will discuss the pros and cons of surgery with you during your consultation.
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If sedation or general anaesthetic is required, it is delivered by an accredited anaesthetist
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We pride our practice in personalised, professional and ethical care. Your safety and satisfaction is our utmost priority – we only provide sedation or general anaesthesia in accredited facilities and after your procedure you will have direct access to Dr Aggarwal and his staff to answer any questions or concerns.
At your first consultation, Dr Aggarwal will explain a personalised treatment option for your desired results. A comprehensive medical history and examination is followed by discussion of surgery, examination of before and after photographs and trial of implants in the case of breast augmentation. Remember to bring a referral for your consultation, to claim the Medicare Rebate.
We will always be upfront about all costs of surgery including surgical, anaesthetic and hospital fees. Our quotes are valid for 12 months so there is no pressure to decide quickly.
To help achieve your goals, we will tailor treatment options to what you actually need. We will never recommend surgical or non surgical treatment if its not going to achieve what you want. We aim to deliver beautiful, natural results.
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