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Otoplasty

A surgical procedure to change and improve the position, shape, and/or size of the ears, commonly used for individuals with prominent ears. It is one of the recommended procedures for children and can be performed from the age of 6 to prevent social disturbances during their school years.

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About the procedure

Otoplasty is a surgical procedure aimed at correcting the shape, size, and position of the ears. Commonly referred to as ear surgery or ear reshaping, it is primarily used to treat prominent ears, often known as ‘bat ears’ or ‘cup ears,’ although it can also address other ear deformities.

The main goal of otoplasty is to reshape and reposition the ears so that they align better with the desired form and harmonize with the patient’s facial profile. This procedure can be performed on patients of all ages, but it is more common among school-aged children, as prominent ears can sometimes lead to teasing or emotional distress.

The otoplasty procedure involves creating incisions either behind the ear or within the natural crease of the ear, allowing the surgeon to access the ear cartilage. Through these incisions, the surgeon can reshape the cartilage and, if necessary, remove excess skin. Once the correction is complete, the incisions are sutured, and dressings are applied to maintain the ears in their new position during the healing process.

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Colombia has gained international recognition for the quality of its medical services and highly trained professionals. Hospitals and clinics in Colombia are equipped with state-of-the-art technology and comply with international standards. Additionally, the costs of medical treatments in Colombia are often significantly lower compared to other countries, making it an attractive option for foreign patients. Furthermore, at Zoul Medical Group, we focus on providing you with the best results.

There are several options to find reliable doctors and clinics in Colombia. You can start by researching online and reading reviews from other patients. You can also seek recommendations through support groups on social media or contact medical associations in Colombia, who can provide you with a list of qualified professionals. It is advisable to directly communicate with the chosen clinic or doctor to clarify any doubts or concerns before making a decision.

Foreign patients who wish to receive medical treatment in Colombia generally need to obtain a tourist visa or a medical treatment visa, depending on the duration and nature of the treatment. It is recommended to consult the Colombian embassy or consulate in your country of origin to obtain accurate and updated information on visa requirements and necessary documentation.

Although Spanish is the official language in Colombia, many doctors and healthcare staff in major clinics and hospitals also speak English. Before traveling, make sure to communicate your language needs and preferences. Additionally, consider hiring the services of a professional interpreter if you feel more comfortable. Effective communication between patient and doctor is essential to ensure proper medical care without misunderstandings.

The post-treatment follow-up process varies depending on the type of procedure and the doctor’s recommendation. Generally, the medical team will provide clear instructions regarding post-care, medication, and any other specific recommendations. Additionally, follow-up visits may be required after returning to your home country. It is important to maintain open communication with the medical team and follow all instructions to achieve the best results and successful recovery.

Dr. Carolina Hoyos

Plastic
Surgeon

Involved specialist:

Carolina is a plastic surgeon, having studied Medicine at the University of Antioquia. Graduating as one of the top 10 students in their class, She earned the title of honor on several occasions.

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