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Discover the Best Clinics and Costs for Otoplasty (ear surgery) in Republic of Korea 2024

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While Otoplasty (ear surgery) treatment offers are not be available in Republic of Korea, we've selected the TOP offers based on feedback from Bookimed patients.

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Quartz Clinique
Turkey, Istanbul
4.5
Good
• 38 reviews
doctor Ramazan Arslan
9 years of experience
Ramazan Arslan
Surgeon's portfolio
Before and after Otoplasty (ear surgery) photos by Dr. Before and after Otoplasty (ear surgery) photos by Dr. Leyla Arvas
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Before and after Otoplasty (ear surgery) photos by Dr. Leyla Arvas
  • Extensive Experience: Dr. Leyla Arvas brings over two decades of expertise in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery since 1998.
  • Global Training: Training in world-renowned institutions such as Taiwan Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and TWMU Hospital in Tokyo.
  • Advanced Techniques: Proficiency in cutting-edge procedures, including VASER and LASER liposuction technologies for body reshaping.
  • All-Inclusive Package: The Premium Otoplasty offer includes follow-up visits, compression corset, language assistance, and more.
  • Luxurious Accommodation: 4 days stay at a 4* hotel with VIP transfers, ensuring a comfortable recovery period.
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Premium Otoplasty (ear surgery) All Included
Limited-time deal
-25% OFF Today
4.5
38 reviews
$2000
$1500
per package
KCM Clinic
Poland, Jelenia Góra
4.2
Good
• 39 reviews
doctor Aleksandra Luniewska
18 years of experience
Aleksandra Luniewska
  • 17 years of surgical expertise with Dr. Aleksandra Luniewska, who has been practicing since 2006.
  • Comprehensive consultation and blood tests included in the Otoplasty (ear surgery) offer.
  • Procedure performed under local anesthesia for a safe and comfortable experience.
  • Short 1-day hospital stay followed by a 1-day hotel stay for convenient recovery.
  • KCM Clinic is renowned for serving 700 international patients annually, from countries including the UK and Germany.
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Otoplasty (ear surgery)
Best price
4.2
39 reviews
$1182
per package
Istanbul Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Center
Turkey, Istanbul
4.8
Excellent
• 320 reviews
doctor Gürhan Özcan
41 years of experience
Gürhan Özcan
  • Over 35 Years of Expertise: Prof. Gürhan Özcan, renowned for his experience in Otoplasty, has been serving patients since 1983.
  • Internationally Recognized Certifications: Dr. Özcan is a member of TSAPS, ESPRAS, and EBOPRAS.
  • All-Inclusive Otoplasty Package: Includes consultations, anesthesia, medications, blood tests, 4* hotel, and transfers.
  • No Hospital Stay Required: The standard Otoplasty is so efficient that a hospital stay isn't needed, just a 5-day hotel recovery.
  • Highly Praised Clinical Team: Istanbul Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Center is chosen by over 4,000 patients for its quality of care.
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Standard Otoplasty (ear surgery) All Included
4.8
320 reviews
$2633
per package
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Soraca Med
Turkey, Antalya
4.9
Excellent
• 12 reviews
doctor Ugurcan Sener
8 years of experience
Ugurcan Sener
Surgeon's portfolio
Before and after Otoplasty (ear surgery) photos by Dr. Ugurcan Sener Before and after Otoplasty (ear surgery) photos by Dr. Ugurcan Sener
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Before and after Otoplasty (ear surgery) photos by Dr. Ugurcan Sener
  • Renowned Expertise: Dr. Kamil Manav, with 10 years of experience since 2013, is a seasoned Otoplasty specialist.
  • Comprehensive Care Package: The Basic Otoplasty (ear surgery) All Included offer provides a 4-star hotel stay and convenient transfers between the airport, hotel, and SoracaMed Clinic.
  • No Hospital Stay Required: Patients benefit from outpatient surgery with no overnight hospital stay and a comfortable 4-day hotel recovery.
  • Internationally Recognized Clinic: SoracaMed Clinic is a prestigious medical center in Antalya, Turkey, serving 600 patients annually from various countries, with a reputation for excellence in healthcare services.
  • State-of-the-Art Facility: Patients receive Otoplasty with modern equipment and techniques, ensuring high-quality outcomes at SoracaMed Clinic.
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Basic Otoplasty (ear surgery) All Included
Limited-time deal
-15% OFF Today
4.9
12 reviews
$2418
$2065
per package
Altoa | Czech Hospital of Horovice
Czech Republic, Horovice
5
Excellent
• 4 reviews
doctor Patrik Richtr
25 years of experience
Patrik Richtr
  • Over two decades of medical expertise: Dr. Patrik Richtr has been practicing since 1999, with extensive experience in plastic and aesthetic surgery.
  • Highly qualified and internationally trained: Dr. Richtr holds a 2nd level Specialist Certification in Plastic Surgery and has trained in prestigious institutions across Europe and Asia.
  • All-inclusive Otoplasty package: The offer covers consumable materials, local anesthesia, and VIP transfer, ensuring a comfortable experience.
  • Short recovery time: With no hospital stay required and a 4-day hotel stay, patients can enjoy a swift recovery period.
  • Renowned Altoa | Czech Hospital of Horovice: Serving an international clientele, the clinic is known for its expertise in Otoplasty with modern equipment and treatment methods.
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Otoplasty (ear surgery) - all inclusive package
5
4 reviews
$1900
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20 Recent Otoplasty (ear surgery) Reviews in Republic of Korea: Check Real Patient Experience

Anonymous • Otoplasty (ear surgery)
Republic of Korea
May 17, 2024

Verified review.
The staff was extremely friendly and allowed me to sit in a different room to be more comfortable while reading and waiting for my operation
I liked having an interpreter with me during the visit. That surprised me in a good way, for I wasn't expecting that service on the day of. The staff was extremely friendly and allowed me to sit in a different room to be more comfortable while reading and waiting for my operation.

Anonymous • Blepharoplasty (Eyelid correction)
Australia
Feb 8, 2024

Verified review.
Before and After Otoplasty (ear surgery) Pictures Before and After Otoplasty (ear surgery) Pictures
Now two months after surgery, I am quite happy with the shape of my new eyelids
The medical team members are so friendly and helpful. Although I speak zero Korean, I can sense their passion and empathy, which dramatically reduced my anxiety to go through the surgery. They are very supportive from the right beginning to the end when I left Seoul. And big thanks to the assistance from Yena, who provides detailed before and after care instructions rather than just working as an interpreter. Now two months after surgery, I am quite happy with the shape of my new eyelids. They look much younger and alert.
About Bookimed service
Very friendly and supportive medical team although I don't understand Korean at all. Two months after surgery, I am quite happy with the result.

Matilda Wallin • Plastic Surgery Consultation
Sweden
Mar 1, 2024

Verified review.
Jimena here on Bookimed have been the best!! She always check up with me if I was feeling okay, and gave me a lot of support! I really appreciate that❤️ so Himena is the best!!
First, I wanted to say that Jimena here on Bookimed have been the best!! She always check up with me if I was feeling okay, and gave me a lot of support! I really appreciate that❤️ so Himena is the best!! The doctor Young min at Very Good plastic surgery is great! He has a a lot of expertise and experience, he’s the head m chef of the clinic as well. But, Tanya at the clinic she didn’t give me any support at all she was suppose to be there for me and give me support, I did a huge surgery , jaw reduction and a chin reduction, so the doctor cut in my bones. So when I woke up I was in sooo my agony and pain I’ve never felt anything like it in my entire life, it felt like I had a screwdriver penetrating my temples slow back and forth, it was terrible, instead of being there for me saying everything went good etc they just started to scream “stop crying” wouldn’t even bother to ask why I was crying or if I was having any pain at all The nurses told me “ you paid for this cosmetic procedure you put yourself in this situation “ when I ask for pain killers. She also told me “I’ve never seen anyone like you, in this much pain, I won’t give you more” like I was lying? I’ve never had death anxiety before but I thought I was going to die. The sent me home 24h after surgery I was super swollen and scared, I felt betrayed of everyone. I was alone in this country. When I showed my inspiration photos to Tanya the translator/assistant she laughed. Even after surgery she didn’t give me any support, I felt in the way, like I was a problem for them. But it was some good nurses as well x. Love Matilda
The doctor Young Min
The nurses
About Bookimed service
Jimena was great she always texted we and asked me if I was okay, where I was and etc, without her it would have beeen a lot worse for me. She was really great I really recommend Bookimed.

Peter Roberts • Mini Facelift
Australia
Feb 8, 2024

Verified review.
I would recommend this company and I have not even had the OP
I had issues with my passport, made two appointments and had to canc,I was so embarrassed but the support was so understanding and helpful, I would recommend this company and I have not even had the OP.
The support staff

Phuoc Le • Plastic Surgery Consultation
Vietnam
Dec 9, 2023

Verified review.
Price is good
It is great with services, from support team of bookimed and hospital. They replied fast, very supportive. Doctor is experienced. Hospital is clean, modern. Price is good.
About Bookimed service
She is very nice, replied fast, feedback all my requests. I will recommend Bookimed to my friends.

William • Neck lift
United States of America
Aug 28, 2023

Verified review.
I highly recommend their services!
The clinic specializes facial aesthetics. I felt cared for form beginning to end. I highly recommend their services!
About Bookimed service
Bookimed was helpful and supportive, and made the correct referral for my needs!

Евгения Ли • Breast reduction
Republic of Korea
Jun 17, 2023

Verified review.
Very attentive staff 🥰 no less attentive translator, for which I am very grateful! I liked everything, there were no complications! I'm ready to return again. Thanks to the clinic for professionalism and reasonable prices! See you again soon)))

Anonymous • Blepharoplasty (Eyelid correction)
Azerbaijan
Feb 3, 2020

Verified review.
I feel good
everything went fine, I feel good

Асель • Plastic Surgery Consultation
Kazakhstan
Jan 16, 2020

Verified review.
"I am satisfied with the clinic and the medical coordinators of Bookimed
Mom could not make an accurate diagnosis, and we decided to be examined in Korea. I left a request in bookimed. And what surprised immediately rang. I told you how, all the tests that were done, and I was advised by the Ehwa clinic. We immediately agreed and signed up with a mammologist. Everything is clean in the clinic, all doctors, all medical staff are qualified, and very friendly. The translator was with my mother all the time, and he explained everything very clearly. They quickly took the tests, and immediately established a diagnosis, they said it was necessary to do the operation. The operation lasted 5 hours (general preparation, etc.) after the operations in the clinic 10 days. They did everything neatly, everything had almost healed. I am satisfied with the clinic and the medical coordinators of Bookimed. Thank you all very much!

Хейти • Blepharoplasty (Eyelid correction)
Russian Federation
Jan 16, 2020

Verified review.
The most positive sentence is: "results were amazing
I was very pleased, everything went in the best shape.

Otoplasty (ear surgery) Overview in Republic of Korea

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patients recommend -
81%
Surgery Time - 2 hours
Stay in the country - 7 days
Rehabilitation - 30 days
Anesthesia - Local anesthesia
Verified patient reviews - 20
Requests processed - 110449
Bookimed fees - $0
Types of Otoplasty (ear surgery)
  • This procedure reconstructs damaged ears, using grafts or prosthetics. It improves appearance and hearing, offering a confidence boost.

  • This surgery uses artificial ear replacements to restore ear shape in persons with damaged or missing organ.

  • The procedure corrects drooping or enlarged ears, reshaping them for improved aesthetics and confidence, through a gentle surgical process.

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Step-by-Step Roadmap

Day 1: Arrival

  • Arrive in the country and transfer to the hotel.
  • Settle in and rest for your surgery the next day.

Day 2: Pre-Operation

  • Transfer from the hotel to the clinic.
  • Consultation with the ear specialist and surgeon.
  • Undergo required medical tests for the surgery.

Day 3: Otoplasty (Ear Surgery)

  • Arrive at the clinic for your surgery.
  • Undergo Otoplasty, which typically lasts 1-2 hours.
  • The surgery is done under local or general anesthesia.
  • After surgery, transfer back to the hotel for recovery.

Day 4: Post-Operation

  • Return to the clinic for a post-op check-up.
  • Receive post-op medications and a compression corset.
  • Transfer back to the hotel for further recovery.

Week 1: Rehabilitation

  • Rest and recover at the hotel.
  • Follow the surgeon"s instructions for post-op care.
  • Limit physical activities to aid healing.

Week 2-4: Further Rehabilitation

  • Continue to rest and recover at home.
  • Return to work after 2 weeks, if feeling well.
  • Resume light physical activities after 3 weeks.
  • See the final result after 4 weeks.

Please note that each case is individual and the timeline may vary based on your personal health condition and recovery speed.

What patients like:

  1. Cost. The Otoplasty (ear surgery) cost in Republic of Korea ranges from $NaN This price is significantly lower than the average cost of $5000 to $8000 in the United States.
  2. Doctor’s professionalism. Patients appreciate the surgeons' extensive expertise, often demonstrated through multiple certifications and memberships in prestigious medical associations.
  3. Service level. Patients often commend the high level of customer service, noting the friendly and accommodating staff.
  4. Otoplasty (ear surgery) efficacy. According to patient feedback, the outcomes of ear surgeries in Korea are highly satisfactory, with modern techniques employed for optimum results.
  5. Logistics. Patients also appreciate the seamless logistics, from initial consultation to post-op care, facilitated by efficient clinic systems.

What patients don't like:

  1. Patients sometimes express concerns about communication barriers due to language differences.
  2. Some patients have noted a slight asymmetry in their ears post-surgery, although this is often minor and improves over time.
  3. Patients have mentioned that the post-surgery sensitivity in the ears can continue for a few weeks, which may cause some discomfort.

How Much Does Otoplasty (ear surgery) Cost in Republic of Korea? Find Out Now

updated 6/10/2024
The average price of Otoplasty (ear surgery) in Republic of Korea is $2603, the minimum price is $1500, and the maximum price is $3500.
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Ear Reconstruction from $6000 from $1612 -
Ear lift surgery -from $1612 -
Otoplasty (ear surgery) from $4900 from $2200 from $1800
Prosthetic ear -from $3150 -
The total cost is calculated individually. It may range depending on your medical issue, doctor's qualification, procedure complexity and related complications (if they occur). You’ll get the exact price for a plastic surgery procedure after a consultation with a doctor.
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4.5 Good 38 reviews
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Discover the Best Otoplasty (ear surgery) Clinics in Republic of Korea: 7 Verified Options and Prices
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SAERO Plastic Surgery
Highest-Rated Clinic for Otoplasty (ear surgery)
Republic of Korea, Seoul
5
Excellent
• 7 reviews
doctor Park Young Kyu
23 years of experience
Park Young Kyu
  • Specialized in plastic surgery, the clinic in Seoul's Gangnam-area is visited by international patients for procedures like Otoplasty.
  • The clinic prioritizes honest and warm surgeon-patient relationships, essential for a personalized medical plan for Otoplasty.
  • Otoplasty at the clinic is performed by Dr. Park Young Kyu, a top medical resident with 22 years of experience.
  • Dr. Park is a summa cum laude graduate and an adjunct professor, ensuring high academic and professional standards in surgery.
  • Patient reviews highlight the clinic's supportive and empathetic medical team, contributing to a positive surgery experience.
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Laura Yang Raymond • May 17, 2024
I liked having an interpreter with me during the visit. That surprised me in a good way, for I wasn't expecting that service on the day of. The staff was extremely friendly and allowed me to sit in a different room to be more comfortable while reading and waiting for my operation.
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JK Plastic Surgery Center
Republic of Korea, Seoul
5
Excellent
• 8 reviews
  • Recognized as the Best Plastic Surgery Center in 2018, this clinic offers exceptional care for Otoplasty.
  • With a 100% success rate for all performed procedures, patients can trust the clinic's expertise in ear surgery.
  • Specializing in cosmetic surgeries for over 20 years, the clinic has a wealth of experience in Otoplasty.
  • Annually, over 6,000 international patients choose this clinic for their cosmetic needs, including ear surgery.
  • Located in the prestigious Gangnam district of Seoul, patients receive luxury treatment in a renowned area.
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Best Plastic Surgery Center 2018 certificate for JK Plastic Surgery Center
Ilaha Babayeva • Feb 3, 2020
everything went fine, I feel good
5
8 reviews
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Otoplasty (ear surgery) $2600 - $5200
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VG Plastic Surgery
Republic of Korea, Seoul
5
Excellent
• 5 reviews
  • With over 1,000 patients annually, the clinic has a strong reputation for delivering quality patient care.
  • VG Plastic Surgery specializes in aesthetic procedures, ensuring focused expertise in surgeries like Otoplasty.
  • Patients from various continents including Europe, Asia, and North America trust the clinic for their surgical needs.
  • The clinic's commitment to safety and trust is a cornerstone of its service, important for procedures such as Otoplasty.
  • Positive patient testimonials highlight the professionalism and kindness experienced, which extends to ear surgery procedures.
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Matilda Wallin • Mar 1, 2024
First, I wanted to say that Jimena here on Bookimed have been the best!! She always check up with me if I was feeling okay, and gave me a lot of support! I really appreciate that❤️ so Himena is the best!! The doctor Young min at Very Good plastic surgery is great! He has a a lot of expertise and experience, he’s the head m chef of the clinic as well. But, Tanya at the clinic she didn’t give me any support at all she was suppose to be there for me and give me support, I did a huge surgery , jaw reduction and a chin reduction, so the doctor cut in my bones. So when I woke up I was in sooo my agony and pain I’ve never felt anything like it in my entire life, it felt like I had a screwdriver penetrating my temples slow back and forth, it was terrible, instead of being there for me saying everything went good etc they just started to scream “stop crying” wouldn’t even bother to ask why I was crying or if I was having any pain at all The nurses told me “ you paid for this cosmetic procedure you put yourself in this situation “ when I ask for pain killers. She also told me “I’ve never seen anyone like you, in this much pain, I won’t give you more” like I was lying? I’ve never had death anxiety before but I thought I was going to die. The sent me home 24h after surgery I was super swollen and scared, I felt betrayed of everyone. I was alone in this country. When I showed my inspiration photos to Tanya the translator/assistant she laughed. Even after surgery she didn’t give me any support, I felt in the way, like I was a problem for them. But it was some good nurses as well x. Love Matilda
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Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital
Republic of Korea, Seoul
5
Excellent
• 1 review
  • With a track record of over 30,000 international patients annually, the hospital is a trusted choice for diverse medical needs.
  • The institution is a pioneer in various transplant procedures, demonstrating its surgical expertise and commitment to advanced medical practices.
  • Accredited by the Korean Institute for Healthcare Accreditation, ensuring adherence to high standards of patient care and safety.
  • Recognized among the World's Best Hospitals by Newsweek for consecutive years, reflecting its global reputation for excellence.
  • Designated as one of the World's Best Smart Hospitals in 2023 by Newsweek, highlighting its commitment to integrating smart technology in patient care.
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Gachon University Gil  Medical Center
Republic of Korea, Incheon
4.8
Excellent
• 4 reviews
  • Recognized by the Ministry of Health as one of South Korea's top hospitals for medical research and development.
  • Part of a healthcare network with a dedicated Center of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology, offering specialized care for ear-related procedures.
  • Utilizes a variety of diagnostic examination methods to ensure comprehensive assessment for Otoplasty candidates.
  • Features an extensive team of 564 physicians, ensuring a wealth of experience and knowledge in various medical fields, including Otoplasty.
  • Ranked among the World's Best Hospitals 2021 by Newsweek, indicating a high standard of patient care and medical service.
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World's Best Hospitals 2021 by Newsweek certificate for Gachon University Gil  Medical Center
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Banobagi Clinic
Republic of Korea, Seoul
4.3
Good
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  • Official medical center for the show "Let Me In," evidencing their proficiency in transformative procedures.
  • Annually, 2,000 individuals entrust their plastic surgery needs to the clinic, indicating a high level of patient trust and clinic demand.
  • Serving a diverse international clientele from the USA, China, Vietnam, Thailand, and beyond, showcasing global recognition and expertise.
  • Located in Gangnam, Seoul, a hub for top-tier plastic surgery centers, suggesting a competitive edge in a prestigious medical district.
  • Comprehensive pre-operative examinations ensure tailored surgery and anesthesia plans, prioritizing patient safety and personalized care.
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Maria Galarza • Aug 14, 2019
Everything was very professional ! The doctors were very honest and caring they really care about what isn’t the best for you!
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The LINE Plastic Surgery
Republic of Korea, Seoul
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The LINE Plastic Surgery is one of the well-known medical facilities in Seoul, Republic of Korea. Aesthetic medicine and cosmetology, Plastic Surgery, Phlebology are the strongest specialties. The quality of medical services and treatment is confirmed by International Organization for Standardization. Patients from the United States, Canada, the UK, and other countries choose The LINE Plastic Surgery for healthcare.
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How many days do I need to stay in Republic of Korea?
7 days
How much extra money do I need (additional to the procedure)?
A night in a 5-star hotel breakfast included — $200. A night in a 4-star hotel breakfast included — $120. A night in a 3-star hotel breakfast included — $80. Lunch & dinner — $40.
Do I need a visa?
For citizens of the UK and the USA: visa is not required.
For citizens of other countries — please visit ivisa.com to find more details on entry requirements to South Korea.
What payment options are available?
PayPal, cash, credit cards (Visa, MasterCard).
Transfers
Flight tickets to South Korea: are not included in the price.
Transfer: clinics offer an airport-clinic-airport transfer for extra payment.

Get a Medical Assessment for Otoplasty (ear surgery) in Republic of Korea: Select Your Expert from 3 Experienced Doctors

Park Young Kyu
Republic of Korea, Seoul
Park Young Kyu
Plastic surgeon
23 years of experience
SAERO Plastic Surgery
Dr. Park Young Kyu is a distinguished plastic surgeon recognized for his academic accomplishments and substantial contributions to the field of plastic surgery. He offers an array of surgical procedures and holds membership in a number of professional societies.AwardsAwarded Top Medical Resident by the Korean Society of Plastic and Reconstructive SurgeonsMembershipsKorean Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (KSPRS)International Society of Aesthetic Plastic SurgeryAmerican Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)Korean Cleft Palate-Craniofacial AssociationSteering Committee member of KSPRS's Anti-aging plastic surgery research society, Rhinoplasty research society, and Filler, Thread research societySteering Committee member of Information & Communication of the Korean Society for Aesthetic Plastic SurgeryEducationGraduated summa cum laude from the School of Medicine at SoonChunHyang UniversityCurrently serving as an Adjunct Professor at SoonChunHyang University HospitalRead more
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FAQ about Otoplasty (ear surgery) in Republic of Korea

What is otoplasty?

Otoplasty or ear surgery is a cosmetic surgery to improve the size and shape of the ears and eliminating lop ears. The operation minimizes post-traumatic or congenital ear defects. The method of otoplasty depends on the type of deformity.

What are ear surgery types?

Depending on the goals this intervention has to achieve, specialists distinguish two types of otoplasty:

  • aesthetic — performed to eliminate any cosmetic defects (lop ears, too large auricles or their asymmetry)
  • reconstructive — required in case of the auricle congenital deformities or their complete absence.

What are the indications for otoplasty?

Ear surgery helps correct:

  • lop ears
  • the auricles congenital deformities
  • cup ear deformity
  • torn earlobe repair
  • missing auricle.

Any congenital malformation of the auricles causes the vast majority of visits to plastic surgeons.

What are the contraindications to the surgery?

Contraindications to otoplasty are almost the same as to any other plastic surgery but include some specific ones. Among them are:

  • bleeding disorders
  • infectious diseases
  • exacerbation of any chronic diseases
  • inflammatory diseases of the ear, nose and throat
  • external ear inflammatory diseases
  • diabetes
  • menstruation
  • pregnancy
  • oncological diseases
  • immunodeficiencies.

What is the preparation period before ear surgery?

Before performing ear surgery, the primary examination is required — blood tests (general, for HIV, RW, hepatitis B, and C), bleeding time test, chest X-ray, and ECG (electrocardiogram).

2 weeks before the plastic ear surgery, the doctor advises refusing medication intake that can affect blood coagulation.

Smokers are advised to quit smoking at least 4 weeks before having plastic surgery (or at least significantly reduce the number of cigarettes smoked).

It would be best if you also stopped drinking alcohol at this time (this complicates the postoperative period).

The day before the operation, you need to have a fast day, and on the day of otoplasty — refuse food entirely.

More about the preparation here.

What are the steps of the operation?

The ear surgery is an outpatient procedure and takes from 30 minutes to 2 hours. The intervention process is divided into seven steps:

  1. marking of tissues to be excised
  2. local anesthesia
  3. removal of excess skin in the fold of the auricle
  4. replacement and/or removal of cartilage fragments
  5. fixation of cartilage in a new position
  6. cosmetic skin suturing
  7. compression bandage.
 

In-hospital stay is not required. A patient can come back home right after the surgery.

How long is the recovery period after otoplasty?

Otoplasty is a relatively simple operation, and the patient returns home right after the procedure. During 3-7 days, the patient wears a fixing bandage to avoid auricle injuries, especially during sleep. In some cases, doctors recommend wearing a bandage at night for 3 weeks.

Sometimes the patient feels some pain after otoplasty. In such cases, the doctor may prescribe painkillers. Also, antibiotics are often prescribed as a preventive measure to prevent the occurrence of complications such as infection and inflammatory processes.

If non-absorbable sutures were used during the surgery, they are usually removed after 2 weeks.

There are some restrictions on physical activity. Doctors advise significantly limiting it for at least one month after ear surgery.

Some patients have questions regarding the possible impact of otoplasty on hearing. This operation does not affect hearing.

The final evaluation of the ear surgery result is carried out by the doctor only in 6 months.

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What are the possible complications after ear surgery?

Otoplasty is not a difficult surgery, but it still an intervention so that it may lead to some complications:

  • bruises and hematomas (especially in smoking patients; last approximately 1-2 weeks)
  • inflammatory (usually in people with the weakened immune system)
  • hypertrophic scars (commonly are caused by an individual skin tendency to scarring).
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