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Ear Surgery Gatineau

GENERAL INFORMATION

Ear Surgery GatineauProtruding or prominent ears are often a hereditary characteristic. Surgery can be carried out as early as age 5, when the ears have grown to 85% of their adult size. Parents often choose to have their child operated on before he or she notices the problem and begins to be embarrassed about it.

As a result, in order to protect the child's self-esteem, we recommend that otoplasty be done as early as possible, depending on how serious the malformation is. Children are intolerant and may be cruel to other children whose ears protrude. In my pediatric practice, I see many young boys who let their hair grow to hide their ears and little girls who won't wear their hair in braids or a ponytail for the same reason.

I perform many otoplasties. The technique I use most often involves reshaping the cartilage and turning it toward the back of the head, to make the ears less prominent. The incision is hidden behind the ear. Postoperative pain is minimal, as the ears remain numb for several weeks. Once the child is 8 years old, he or she can have the operation under local anaesthetic.

RISKS & COMPLICATIONS

Infection, bleeding or scarring problems. The scars must be checked after 3 or 4 months, as keloids (raised scars) can form over the long term. These cases are however quite rare.

Procedure Details

 

Anesthesia:

Depends on the case

Local or general
 

Length of Procedure:

1 to 2 hours

Convalescence:

2 to 4 weeks

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Dr Berbari est un excellent médecin - le meilleur qu'il y ait. Carol, Chirurgie Plastique Patient

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Gatineau Office

555 Boulevard de la Gappe
Gatineau, QC J8T 8N7

More Info Directions (819) 243-7667

Gatineau Office

555 Boulevard de la Gappe
Gatineau, QC J8T 8N7

More Info Directions (819) 243-7667