Aesthetic and plastic surgeon Doctor Roman Merle performs otoplasty procedures in Antibes. This procedure aims to correct protruding or prominent ears.

When is an otoplasty appropriate?

Dr Merle can perform an otoplasty to help correct a number of imperfections:
– Protruding ears or an oversized outer ear that causes the ears to stick out
– The absence of a fold in the helix
An otoplasty can allow the ears to be repositioned and reshaped to make them more symmetrical, have the usual folds, a natural size and look.

An otoplasty can be performed from the age of 7 years if the child expresses a wish for it to be done.

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Docteur Merle - Chirurgie Esthétique - Antibes - Otoplastie
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Otoplasty procedure

An otoplasty procedure will generally take about 45 minutes to perform per ear. It can be carried out under a general anaesthetic or a local anaesthetic with sedation.

Aesthetic and plastic surgeon Dr Roman Merle will make incisions that are concealed in the crease behind the ear or in the folds on the ear itself. In both cases, scars are well hidden. The skin is then lifted back and the ear cartilage is reshaped to reduce the angle at which it meets the skull. Dr Merle generally uses self-dissolving stitches and then, to provide additional support after the operation, he will secure a gauze pad on each ear by bandaging around the head.

After the procedure, you may be able to leave the hospital on the same day or, in some cases, you may have to stay in for 24 hours.

The cost of a rhinoplasty procedure performed in Antibes by aesthetic and plastic surgeon Doctor Roman Merle, starting from €600 and may be reimbursed by Social Security (in cases of significant social embarrassment and high psychological impact).

What to expect following an otoplasty procedure

After the operation, there is often some swelling and bruising. Discomfort is usually moderate. Dr Roman Merle will be able to prescribe appropriate medication to help reduce any discomfort.

The bandage around the head and over the ears must be kept on, day and night for 2 weeks, then, just during the night for a further 2 months.

The final result will be visible after 6 months. In the majority of cases, the results will be permanent.

Docteur Merle - Chirurgie Esthétique - Antibes - Otoplastie

Peut-on associer d’autres interventions à la génioplastie?

Soit directement derrière la glande, en avant des muscles pectoraux
(positionnement prémusculaire)

Soit plus profondément, en arrière des muscles pectoraux
(positionnement rétromusculaire)

La génioplastie peut être associée à une rhinoplastie ou à une chirurgie des mâchoires pour améliorer l’ensemble du profil.

Dans certains cas, un embellissement du menton peut être obtenu en l’absence de chirurgie, grâce à l’injection d’acide hyaluronique (génioplastie médicale) ou l’injection de graisses (génioplastie par lipofiling) : le Dr Roman Merle pourra vous proposer cette option si elle est adaptée à votre cas.