16 Sep Bat Ear Correction (Otoplasty) Without Cutting
BEFORE and AFTER No Incision Otoplasty by Dr Zurek.
BEFORE and immediately AFTER No Incision Otoplasty by Dr Zurek.
Please note: blanching on ears due to local anaesthetic.
Prominent or “Bat Ears” effect approximately 1 in 20 people. This condition can result in a significant aesthetic and psychological handicap.
Surgical correction of prominent ears (Otoplasty), was first reported in the 19th century and since then over 200 techniques have been published.
The traditional Otoplasty procedure involves cutting of the cartilage and removal of skin from behind the ears.
In recent years minimally invasive surgery has become increasingly popular, as it proved to be beneficial for both the patient and surgeon.
Approximately 15 years ago the need for unnecessary cutting was challenged and Otoplasty without incision was developed.
Dr. Zurek introduced Ear Correction Without Cutting to Australia over 15 years ago and refined the procedure.
Dr. Zurek says patients appreciate the otoplasty procedure for the following reasons:
- Performed under local anaesthetic and oral sedation
- No cutting only skin punctures.
- Can be reversed in early stages.
- No dressings, only a soft tennis headband to be worn at night for 1 week.
- Hair can be washed the day following surgery.
- Downtime, few days only.
- Minimal discomfort.
- Low risk of complications.
- Pleasing, permanent result.