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Ear surgery (otoplasty)

Correction of protruding ears is among the most common procedures in aesthetic and corrective surgery. Deformity of the ear in terms of protruding is the  most common hereditary anomaly among the many strains on the outer part of the ear. It is noticed immediately after birth, and later, especially during puberty, creating deep dissatisfaction. Correction of ear deformity, before enrolling a child in school, can spare the emotional trauma caused by other children teasing him because of ears sticking out of hair.

About the procedure

Correction of the ears, also called Otoplasty, is usually done in childhood, but the procedure can be subjected to people of all ages that are bothered by "lop" ears. Growth and development of ears end at the age of 4 and then can be surgically corrected. In the Poliklinika Bagatin we usually correct ears in children who are older than 6 years. It is advisable to do surgery on children before they start school. The operation is performed by modeling the ear cartilage and clinging ear lobe near to the head. The procedure takes about 30 minutes to an hour. It can be performed under local or general anesthesia. The incision is hardly visible because it is located in the crease between the ear and the head. 

These photographs show the real condition before and after the procedure. The results of each procedure are subject to individualities and normal variability of surgical results. Consequently, Bagatin Clinic cannot guarantee equal results for each individual client. 

How do you prepare?

During the examination and during the interview, Dr. Bagatin will explain in details the possibility of surgical correction of irregularities in ears, suggest the best method of correction, explain the possible complications, and tell you all about preoperative preparation, which tests and laboratory tests are needed, what to avoid before surgery and how to behave after the procedure.

During the procedure

Correction of the ears is a successful cosmetic procedure that permanently solves "lop ears". There are several methods of solving this problem and mainly to the cartilage, whose situation needs to be corrected, coming with cuts behind the ear. Cartilage is modeled, the excess is, if necessary, removed, the skin of the ear is reduced and fixed in normal position. There are several surgical techniques for surgery protruding ears. After the examination of earlobes Dr. Bagatin will determine by which technique will your ears be returned to a natural position.

Recovery time

After the procedure a thick bandage will be wrapped around your head to cover the ears. The bandage usually holds 24-48 hours and is then replaced by elastic tape for the next 5 days. Three to four weeks after the surgery wear the elastic band at night to prevent unintentional injuries to ears when sleeping. Moderate pain and discomfort are possible and are dealt with painkillers. Problems usually disappear within 48 hours, but any stronger pain after that has to be controlled by the doctor.


As with any other operation, possible inflammations and bleeding may occur which you will be informed by Dr. Bagatin during the consultation. Compliance with the instructions received reduces the risk of these complications.


The package includes: medical remuneration, anesthesia, operating room, equipment and special equipment, compression bandages, the room in the polyclinic for one night and routine medications. The package price includes post-operative examination.

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