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.
To make the cartilage in your ear more flexible, your surgeon may use a hollow needle to isolate the surface of your ear cartilage.
Permanent stitches are then hidden under the skin behind the ear, to secure its improved, remoulded shape.
In some cases, your surgeon may use stitches to secure the ear cartilage to a bone behind the ear.
As with other forms of ear reshaping, there is a 5% chance of recurrence, which means the ears will continue to protrude.
Bruising around the ears – mild bruising may occur for up to two weeks post-surgery.
Stiff ears – flexibility can take several months to return to its natural state.
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.
As with all ear reshaping surgery, an unsatisfactory appearance is always a surgical risk.
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