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Ear Surgery in Dubai: Otoplasty


Are you self conscious about your ears? Do you think they are too big, too small, or too unappealing? You may think you have Dumbo ears like Dumbo the elephant. Or you may be worried that your ears are shaped weirdly like those of the extraterrestrial E.T. Or you may think your ears are too small, which in turn makes your nose appear too big in contrast. Even a beautiful face can be ruined with the presence of visibly defected ears.
The perfect ears are not too big, and not too small. They are medium in size, well-proportioned, and in harmony with the rest of the face with no apparent deformities.
Unfortunately some of us are born with abnormal looking ears, which spoil our whole appearance. We are not only happy with what we see in the mirror, and we may also become the subject of all ‘big ear’ jokes among our peers. Who wants to be laughed at their deformities? Noone.
While girls can hide their long and unattractive ears behind locks of hair, they might have problems with up do’s and ponytails for fear of being exposed. Unfortunately, boys cannot even hide their ears because of their closely cropped hairstyles unless they cover them by wearing a big hat at all times.
Luckily, ear surgery in Dubai will liberate you from all your troubles. Ear surgery, also known as otoplasty can greatly improve the shape, proportion or placement of the ear. It can correct birth defects in the ear structure that become obvious with age. It is also a corrective surgery for trauma to the ears. This procedure brings a natural shape while maintaining balance and proportion to the ears and face. Correcting even minor defects can dramatically enhance your overall appearance and self esteem.

Ear Surgery can Correct:

  • Abnormally large ears, a rare condition known as macrotia
  • Misshapen ears on one or both sides of the face
  • Protruding ears on one or both sides of the face – not associated with hearing impairment
  • Abnormally large ear lobes
  • lop ear (in which the tip folds down and trends forward)
  • A shell ear, a condition in which some features of a normal ear are absent
  • Dissatisfaction with previous ear surgery.


There are several ways to reshape the ear. In one procedure the cartilage is cut out which is the main structural component of the ear. In another, the cartilage is folded and stitched instead of being cut away.  In both cases the surgeon will start by making a small incision at the back of the ear. This will permit access to the cartilage for the required procedure. When the surgery is complete, the surgeon will close the cuts with stitches.

  • The surgery will last from two to three hours, depending on the intricacy of the procedure for each individual case.
  • Sometimes it takes longer than three hours if the procedure is very intense. The surgeon may be able to give you details on this issue.
  • If the patient is an adult, the surgeon will most probably use local anesthesia with a sedative.
  • Children are likely to receive general anesthesia to ensure that he or she does not move around during the operative process.
  • Those who were given general anesthesia should not eat or drink after midnight the night before the operation or the morning after it.
  • The last meal taken the night before should be very light.
  • Most ear surgeries are performed in the surgeon’s office on an outpatient basis.

The Patient is Required to:

  • Where loose fitting and comfortable clothing
  • Avoid wearing a collared shirt
  • Wear a buttoned shirt so that you don’t have to pull it over your head

Ear surgery in Dubai finishes within a few hours and patients can go home the same day. You may need to plan for someone to drive you home and take care of you the first night. A child patient is advised to stay in the hospital overnight. If the patient is undergoing a more dramatic ear surgery as an adult, they may have to stay in the hospital for the night .


  • The patient should plan to stay home for at least a week after the surgery.
  • Children should take a leave from school and rest at home for at least a week
  • The surgeon will bandage your head before you are sent home. You will also be given guidelines as to how the bandage is to be handled to ensure a smooth recovery
  • Your surgeon will tell you how long to wear the bandage and how to manage it while sleeping.
  • You will have to wear the bandage for at least three days
  • When the bandage is removed you will be provided with a headband dressing. You may have to wear this for up to three weeks to ensure proper healing
  • If your stitches need to be removed your surgeon will do so one week after the surgery
  • Scars are expected, but they will likely fade over time.

Complications and Risks:

  • Complications such as infection and blood clots are likely to occur.
  • It is normal to experience pain and swelling, but you will be prescribed with a pain medication or antibiotic as a preventive measure
  • In case of a fever, excessive bleeding or swelling you must contact your surgeon immediately.
  • If there is any trauma to your ear, you must contact your surgeon immediately.

Ear surgery in Dubai is a very safe procedure supervised by experts in the field of cosmetic surgery.  Those who are born with ear deformities should consult one of the highly qualified surgeons at our clinic and discuss which otoplasty procedure would be more appropriate for the results they may desire.