Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)

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Procedure Description

Otoplasty, commonly known as ear surgery, is a surgical procedure that aims to improve the shape, position, or proportion of the external ear. The surgery can correct a range of cosmetic issues, such as protruding ears, and can even address structural defects that have been present since birth. The goal is to create a more natural shape and improve the overall aesthetics or functionality of the ears, enhancing the harmony and proportion of the ears to the face. Otoplasty is often performed on both children and adults who are dissatisfied with the appearance or positioning of their ears.

Although primarily known for its cosmetic benefits, otoplasty can also have a profound psychological impact. Individuals often seek this surgery due to self-consciousness or bullying related to the appearance of their ears. Therefore, the surgery may offer not just aesthetic improvements but also emotional and psychological relief. It's important to consult a qualified surgeon for a comprehensive evaluation and to discuss the possibilities and limitations of the procedure tailored to individual needs.

While otoplasty can be a life-changing procedure for many, it’s vital to have a clear understanding of what the surgery entails, the expertise required, and potential risks involved. This is especially true for medical tourists who are considering undergoing the procedure in a foreign country. Hence, this comprehensive guide aims to provide all the information you might need.

Procedure Duration

An otoplasty procedure generally takes between one to three hours, depending on the complexity of the surgery and the specific corrections that need to be made. Local anesthesia is usually administered for adults, while general anesthesia is more common for children. Once the procedure is completed, patients are moved to a recovery room for close monitoring before being discharged.

The initial recovery phase usually takes about one week, during which patients are advised to wear a soft headband to protect the ears. Some discomfort, swelling, and bruising are normal and can be managed with prescribed medications. Full recovery, including the disappearance of swelling and a return to normal activities, can be expected within six weeks. However, it's crucial to follow post-operative care guidelines provided by the healthcare provider for optimal results.

For medical tourists, it's essential to plan an extended stay to accommodate both the procedure and the initial recovery phase. Traveling too soon after surgery can complicate the healing process and might also be uncomfortable.


  • Cost Savings: One of the most significant advantages of opting for otoplasty abroad is the potential for cost savings, as the procedure can be significantly cheaper in countries with lower healthcare costs.
  • Expertise: Many international healthcare providers specialize in cosmetic surgeries, including otoplasty, and have years of experience serving international patients.
  • Advanced Technology: Leading medical tourism destinations often have state-of-the-art medical facilities, offering the latest technology for procedures like otoplasty.
  • Cultural Experience: Traveling abroad for a procedure allows you to immerse yourself in a new culture, which can make the entire experience more enriching.

Potential Destinations

  • Thailand: Particularly Bangkok and Phuket, known for their high-quality cosmetic surgery facilities.
  • India: Cities like Mumbai and Delhi offer advanced healthcare facilities and skilled surgeons.
  • South Korea: Seoul is often dubbed the plastic surgery capital of the world.
  • Brazil: Renowned for its high standard of cosmetic surgery, particularly in cities like São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.

Risks & Considerations

  • Quality of Care: Not all countries have the same medical standards, so thorough research is crucial.
  • Travel Concerns: Long flights post-surgery can increase the risk of complications such as blood clots.
  • Language Barriers: Communication can be a concern, so ensure translation services are available if necessary.
  • Legal Recourse: Understanding the legal implications of undergoing a medical procedure abroad is essential.

How to Choose the Right Doctor and Hospital

  • Credentials: Verify the qualifications, certifications, and experience of the surgeon.
  • Reviews and Testimonials: Past patient reviews can give valuable insights into the quality of care.
  • Facility Tour: If possible, tour the medical facility to assess its standards.
  • Consultation: An initial consultation with the healthcare provider can help you gauge their expertise and bedside manner.

To receive a free quote for this procedure please click on the link: https://www.medicaltourism.com/get-a-quote

Patients are advised to seek hospitals that are accredited by Global Healthcare and only work with medical tourism facilitators who are certified by Global Healthcare Accreditation or who have undergone certification from the Certified Medical Travel Professionals (CMTP). This ensures that the highest standards in the industry are met. GHA accredits the top hospitals in the world. These are the best hospitals in the world for quality and providing the best patient experience. Click the link to check out hospitals accredited by the Global Healthcare Accreditation: https://www.globalhealthcareaccreditation.com

Frequently Asked Questions

What actually happens during hyperstimulation of the ovaries?

The patient will take injectable FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) for eight to eleven days, depending on how long the follicles take to mature. This hormone is produced naturally in a woman’s body causing one egg to develop per cycle. Taking the injectable FSH causes several follicles to develop at once, at approximately the same rate. The development is monitored with vaginal ultrasounds and following the patient’s levels of estradiol and progesterone. FSH brand names include Repronex, Follistim, Menopur, Gonal-F and Bravelle. The patient injects herself daily.

What happens during egg retrieval?

When the follicles have developed enough to be harvested, the patient attends an appointment  where she is anesthetized and prepared for the procedure. Next, the doctor uses an ultrasound probe to guide a needle through the vaginal wall and into the follicle of the ovary. The thin needle draws the follicle fluid, which is then examined by an embryologist to find the eggs. The whole process takes about 20 minutes.

What happens to the eggs?

In the next step, the harvested eggs are then fertilized. If the sperm from the potential father, or in some cases, anonymous donor, has normal functionality, the eggs and sperm are placed together in a dish with a nutrient fluid, then incubated overnight to fertilize normally. If the sperm functionality is suboptimal, an embryologist uses Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection to inject a single sperm into a single egg with an extremely precise glass needle.  Once fertilization is complete, the embryos are assessed and prepared to be transferred to the patient’s uterus.

How are the embryos transferred back to the uterus?

The doctor and the patient will discuss the number of embryos to be transferred. The number of successfully fertilized eggs usually determines the number of eggs to be placed in the uterus. Embryos are transferred to the uterus with transabdominal ultrasound guidance. This process does not require anesthesia, but it can cause minor cervical or uterine discomfort. Following transfer, the patient is advised to take at least one days bed rest and two or three additional days of rest, then 10 to 12 days later, two pregnancy tests are scheduled to confirm success. Once two positive tests are completed, an obstetrical ultrasound is ordered to show the sac, fetal pole, yolk sac and fetal heart rate.


Built into this technology there is a microscope with a powerful camera that allows the uninterrupted monitoring of the embryo during its first hours of life. In this way, we can keep a close eye on the embryo, from the moment when the oocyte is inseminated and begins to divide into smaller and smaller cells, until it can be transferred to the uterus.

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