Ear surgery (Otoplasty)

Otoplasty under local anaesthesia

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Otoplasty under local anaesthesia

Is a child always required to have general anaesthesia during otoplasty or can children handle the surgery under local anaesthesia? I have a six-year-old son with “dumbo” ears.


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M.D. Natasa Popovic
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Some children may also be operated under local anesthesia, of course, if they are calm and the whole time listening to Surgeon. Most comfortable for the child and the surgeon if the operation is done under general anesthesia or analgosedation.


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Dr. Carlos Cordoba
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Prominent ears in children under 12 years old should be performed under general anesthesia as they will not tolerate local anesthesia well.They will not be able to stay still for the procedure that will last about an hour.


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Raeaf El Kollali
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I personally always prefer undergoing this surgery under local anaesthesia. The possibility of this in children depends on the child's personality and how he was brought up by his parents and with the psychological preparation before surgery. Usually this is possible at the age of 8 and above as this requires the cooperation of the child, below this age it is very difficult. Usually at this age the child is very motivated to undergo the surgery because of the problems he faces in school by his mates. With some explanation of the procedure and how much pain will he face it is possible. A very important point is to avoid threatening children that if they do something wrong the doctor will give them an injection as a punishment. This statement is very common in some countries and by saying so a barrier is created throughout their lives that they are scared of doctors and in such a case they will never accept a procedure under local anaesthesia. A local anaesthetic cream applied to the area to be injected helps a lot. The surgeon should also be having some nice stories to entertain the child during the surgery.


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Perfect Body Medical Center
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For children it´s recommend to use general anaesthesia


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Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Center,Malmö,Sweden.
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Dear,
Your son can have the operation under local anesthesia. We have special expertise in this kind of anesthesia, for adults, and children alike. In fact, we very rarely use general anesthesia. We operate children as young as few months old under local anesthesia.

With Best Wishes

Dr.H.A.Khawaja, MD; Diploma Approved By: American Board Of Cosmetic Surgery
Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon & Dermatologist


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candle85
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hi
cant ageo of 26 ears girl do otoplasty????????/


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Moez Beldi M.D.
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Otoplasty could be undertaken under local anesthesia at six.


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Andrea AMICO M.D.
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Geneva, Switzerland
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YES of course you can undergo otoplasty all life long in local anesthesia since you are 8-9 years old!.....Best regards :-)


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Dr Maghnam Ayed Shahateet M.D.FRCS Frcs
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I persolly never do otoplasty to a six year child under local,i always do it under general anesthesia.


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Thomas Rappl M.D.
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Like any other operation, otoplasty is an operation, where the patient should not move. Immediate movements of the patient could cause complications. You can not guarantee thet a six-year old child will stay quiet under these stressful conditions in an OR. That is why I would recommend to operate children under general anaesthesia!

kind regards


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Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Center,Malmö,Sweden.
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Hi,

I do not clearly understand your question, but if you are asking that a girl at the age of 26, can have otoplasty under local anesthesia, the answer to your question is YES.

With Best Wishes


Dr.H.A.Khawaja, MD; Diploma Approved By: American Board Of Cosmetic Surgery
Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon & Dermatologist


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MUDr. Jiri Vrbicky, M.D.
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Yes ,Zou can write on : vrbicky@plasticka-chirurgie-vrbicky.cz
Information :www.plasticka-chirurgie-vrbicky.cz
best regards


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Dr Chedi Bali M.D.
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Hello there,
YES YOU CAN !!
BALI Chedi , MD


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Dr. Nasim Huq M.S., FRCSC, M.Sc.,F.A.C.S. C.A.Q.S.H.
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Ear surgery, or otoplasty, is usually done to set prominent ears back closer to the head or to reduce the size of large ears.

For the most part, the operation is done on children between the ages of four and 14. Ears are almost fully grown by age four, and the earlier the surgery, the less teasing and ridicule the child will have to endure. Ear surgery on adults is also possible, and there are generally no additional risks associated with ear surgery on an older patient.

If you're considering ear surgery for yourself or your child, this information will give you a basic understanding of the procedure-when it can help, how it's performed, and what results you can expect. It can't answer all of your questions, since a lot depends on your individual circumstances. Please be sure to ask your doctor if there is anything you don't understand about the procedure.

Since local anaesthetics carry less risk we prefer to do the procedure with local anaesthetic if the child can tolerate it.


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Victor Oscar Vassaro M.D.
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Es una intervención que puede realizarse con anestesia local. Pero como es un una operación que puede realizarse tempranemente algunos niños son pasibles de realizar anestesia general.
Dr. Victor Oscasr Vassaro.
Buenos Aires- Argentina.


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Dr. Armando G. Apellaniz Campo M.D.
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Mexico City, Huixquilucan, Mexico
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Local anaesthesia is limited for children that are mature enough to tolerate the application of the anaesthetic solution, and that also comprehend that they have to hold the same position for a prolonged period of time, so it is a matter of preoperative evaluation by the attending physician. At 6 years of age it is best to do it under sedation supervised by the anaesthesiologist, and local anaesthesia. Both, the srgical team and the patient are more comfortable and grateful about it.


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Alfredo Harris Dominguez M.D.
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Yes you can do the procedure under local anestesia and a sedative to prevent unwanted movement.


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Dr. Dr Goran Lazovic
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of course!!!


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candle85
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hi
is this available in islamabd or peshawer?????????and what is the cost of it?plz reply


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Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Center,Malmö,Sweden.
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Hi,

We are based in Lahore. You can come to Lahore, have ear surgery done in one hour, and go back home the same day. The results are excellent, and there are no complications. Your can discuss further, by calling us on Mobile Number: 0300-4699699.

With Best Wishes

Dr.H.A.Khawaja, MD; Dip App:ABCS
Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon & Dermatologist


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Prof. Tiberiu Bratu M.D., Ph.D.
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We recommend general anesthesia . It's to scary and hard for a little boy not to move during the surgery.

Prof. dr. Tiberiu Bratu

medic primar chirurgie plastica, esetica si reparatorie

Brol Medical Center

Str. Franyo Zoltan nr.6 Timisoara

Tel: 0256221009/ 0722356238

e-mail: office@brol.ro


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candle85
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hi
plz tell me about the approximate price atleast?so that i decide to do otoplasty or nt......


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Carluz Miranda Ferreira MD
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Belo Horizonte, Brazil
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Yes!
It's possible to perform that surgery (otoplasty) under local anaesthesia and a very soft sedation.
Actually, It is possible also with no sedation depending on the child behavior.
For more information, contact us!!!
www.clinicamaxima.com.br
carluz@clinicamaxima.com.br


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Radmilo Roncevic M.D.
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Yes, almost always under local anesthesia. In children under 7 years general anesthesia is indicated.

Prof. Dr. Radmilo Roncevic, Belgrade, Serbia


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Dr. Julio César Escobar Fonseca M.D.
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For safety and tranquility of parents, children and the surgical team, this surgical procedure (aesthetic and reconstructive) should always be performed under general anesthesia given and supervised by a physician specialist in anesthesia and resuscitation. Local anesthesia should be accompanied by deep sedation and this is already a risk, if we remember that the child's face is covered with sterile drapes of cloth or waterproof material. If it still child moves or is uncomfortable or low oxygen saturation, we must recur to emergency general anesthesia. Finally, we should strive for the child to always keep in mind a pleasant memory of their experience in the OR.


JULIO CESAR ESCOBAR F., MD.
Plastic, Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgeon.
Member SCCP, CCPV, ACCPRE, FILACP, IPRAS.
Cali, Colombia, Sur América.


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Adnan Shafeeq
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Sir if the our Company name recevie then.Plz sir tell me.I am Adnan Shafeeq .Plz sir quick me


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André Hazan M.D.
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Dear Adnan Shafeeq

I would like to suggest you to choose a trust and Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. If you have interest in one of us, you must click in our name and write to us.

For adolescents and adults, local anesthesia is possible to make a otoplasty, but we like too much to add an assisted sedation(anesthesiologist by side us and you´ll be monitorized) and talking with us and sleeping and more relaxed. Is safer and less traumatic and less pain.
Child, general anesthesia or venous anesthesia is preferred.
Warmest regards from Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

Doc AH


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André Hazan M.D.
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I would like to suggest you to choose a trust and Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. If you have interest in one of us, you must click in our name and write to us.

For adolescents and adults, local anesthesia is possible to make a otoplasty, but we like too much to add an assisted sedation(anesthesiologist by side us and you´ll be monitorized) and talking with us and sleeping and more relaxed. Is safer and less traumatic and less pain.
Child, general anesthesia or venous anesthesia is preferred.
Warmest regards from Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

Doc AH


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Manuel Gutierrez M.D.
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Hello Adnan,

Otoplasty is $ 2,500.00 usd. Thank you


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Alejandro Monsalve Trespalacios M.D.
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Of course yes it is possible, but depends of patient colaboration, If the patient is adult or conscient of surgical procedure it will be possible.


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Luis Alfredo Romero García M.D.
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YES, To make this procedure a more relaxing experience, it can be done under local anesthesia plus a mild seddation.


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candle85
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hi please can u tell me how much does an otoplasty cost?


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candle85
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can u tell me how much an otoplasty cost in pakistani currency?


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MUDr. Libor Polak, M.D.
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Good afternoon.
The total price for otoplasty in local anesthesia is 500 Euro.
With best regards,
Libor Polák M.D.


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candle85
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hi plz can u tell me in PAKISTANI RS??????????


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Anonym
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590 EUR in Avelane Clinic


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Dr. Dr Goran Lazovic
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under local anesthesia, otoplasty costs 500-600 euros.


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Hello,
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Hello,
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Manuel Gutierrez M.D.
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Good Morning.

Our price is $ 1,500.00 usd including doctors's fees and recovery. Thank you.


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Alfredo Harris Dominguez M.D.
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Good morning,
An Otoplasty has a cost of $2,500 dollars

What includes your surgery?
anesthesiologist fees
doctors fees
nurses fees
medication
transportation
lab work
one night at the clinic

Any questions please contact us !!! we are at your service


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André Hazan M.D.
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Hi

It´s not elegant to put price here.

I would like to suggest to click to the Doctor...but not discuss price here...it´s not a supermarket or shopping or peoples that sell at street...

Good and serious professionals don´t put price here...

Best regards,
AH

Best regards,


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Jorge Andrés Afanador Luque M.D.
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cost approximately $ 2,300 is a simple procedure under local anesthesia with minimal recovery time of 5 days and 10 days as appropriate. clinicavitalcenter.com more information write to or call (57-1-4006600) Bogota, Colombia


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Dear Dr. Lazovic,
I'm a 35-year-old italian man interested of having a bilateral ear pinning. I would like to know the name of your clinic and if you have an internet site. Thanks in advance


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Dr. Dr Goran Lazovic
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caro mio,
mi faccia una telefonata e le spiegio tutto che vuol sapere, va bene?
tanti saluti,
dr goran

p.s. puo vedere il sito isaps.org e trovare members, li ci sto anche io!


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Mr. Marc Pacifico M.D.
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I would normally recommend anyone under about 12-14 years old to have a general anaesthetic for the correction of prominent ears (otoplasty). The operation can take between 60 and 90 minutes, which is a long time for anyone to keep still, let alone a young child. It can also be quite disturbing for children to be able to hear the operation which seems amplified as it is in the ear, as well as the discomfort from the injections of local anaesthetic.
Nowadays general anaesthetics are very safe, so I do not have any hesitation in suggesting one for an otoplasty. On the other hand, most adult otoplasties are performed under local anaesthetic.


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Aisha-Noor
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Hello am looking for rhinoplasty , but in Tunis .
I want to know where about in Tunis ? And the duration of the surgery also recovery period ? And what type of results to expect at the end ? And the total price

Thank you


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