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Surgery Process Guide to Incisionless Otoplasty

“The aim of this procedure is to remould the cartilage within the ear without an incision.” – NICE.org

As the name suggests, the technique of incisionless otoplasty aims to correct the ear alignment without cutting into the skin.

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To make the cartilage in your ear more flexible, your surgeon may use a hollow needle to isolate the surface of your ear cartilage.

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Permanent stitches are then hidden under the skin behind the ear, to secure its improved, remoulded shape.

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In some cases, your surgeon may use stitches to secure the ear cartilage to a bone behind the ear.

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Complications / Negligence Signs
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As with other forms of ear reshaping, there is a 5% chance of recurrence, which means the ears will continue to protrude.

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Bruising around the ears – mild bruising may occur for up to two weeks post-surgery.

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Stiff ears – flexibility can take several months to return to its natural state.

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Surgical Risks
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As this is a relatively new procedure, there is little research into or known evidence about the long-term safety or quality of this technique.

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As with all ear reshaping surgery, an unsatisfactory appearance is always a surgical risk.

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