The operation is performed as a day case. In children it is best performed under general anaesthetic. In adults it can be performed under a general anaesthesia however if specifically requested it can be performed under local anaesthesia with sedation. The operation attracts an item number from Medicare and therefore some of the costs will be borne by Medicare and your Private Health Fund.
An otoplasty is an operation to correct a deformity of the ears. Most commonly, this deformity takes the form of ears that stick out too far from the side of the head and is a family trait. Often the fold of the ear is underdeveloped or has completely failed to develop. In this instance, the operation involves taking a small amount of skin from behind the ear and then making cuts in the cartilage to weaken it and create a new fold. The other common problem is when the ear has a very large conchal bowl (the cup-shaped area near the ear opening). Sometimes the operation involves reduction of this.
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