Face / Otoplasty

Surgery that reduces large and prominent ears, also called otoplasty, is a procedure with which we close up the ears to the head.
Very often this surgery is performed on very young patients starting from four to fourteen years old.

Very often prominent ears cause teasing by children. This can have devastating effects on the psyche of the younger.


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Dr. Borra explains otoplasty

With an effective intervention Dr. Borra can free yourself forever from protruding ears. Watch his video and find out how he performes otoplasty.

What is otoplasty?

Through a cut made behind the prominent ear , Dr. Borra removes a strip of skin, shrinks the pavilion and closes it up to the head; if not well formed, he creates the fold of the antihelix,  ensuring  a long lasting and natural result.

Why do you want a otoplasty?

Protruding ears

Protruding ears are due to the lack of making of the fold (antihelix) which normally determines the harmonious shape of the ears: without antihelix, ears bend outwards. In other cases the excessive development of the basin headset (the pinna), causes  too large and protruding ears.


If you only have one of two ears that tend outside, do not worry because Dr. Borra will bring it back into place.

What can you get from an otoplasty?

A service dedicated to children

Otoplasty is often performed on very young patients who suffer the teasing from other children; it is not uncommon to perform surgery on children under 10 years old; Therefore it is essential to have a dedicated service of anesthesia and special supervision after surgery. Usually protruding ears are operated under local anesthesia with sedation.

A definitive result

Through a cut made behind the protruding ear Dr. Borra removes a strip of skin and decreases the auricular pavilion closing up the ear to the head; if not formed, Dr. Borra recreates the antihelix fold ensuring  a long lasting and natural result.

What can you expect from your first consultation:

If you are considering this procedure, come to Dr. Borra. The consultation may last an hour. In your consultation, Dr. Borra will:

  • listen to what you want after surgery
  • perform a thorough examination
  • tell you exactly what he recommends for you and why
  • answer with simplicity and cordiality,  and will make sure that all your questions, even ones about financial and insurance aspects, have been clearly answered

As part of the consultation, Dr. Borra will give you the opportunity to view photographs of his patients, as they appeared before and after treatment so that you understand how he will perform your treatment. You will speak about your needs and he will describe the results you’ll get from your treatment.  It is very important that you and your surgeon are in agreement on the aesthetic  result in order to achieve  what you desire. Call today for a consultation with Dr. Borra which has more than 3000 patients.

``There is no compromise with ears: you have to recreate the harmony of the antihelix folds of the pavilion if you really want to solve the problem.``
Dr. Luca Borra

What do you want to know about otoplasty?

Your ear surgery is an outpatient procedure. After your consultation and  visit to his medical office in Lugano, Dr. Borra will estimate how long it will take to perform the procedure.

Dr. Borra takes the time that’s necessary  to be sure to get symmetrical and beautiful  results.

``Remember: the result is what really counts.``
Dr. Luca Borra

For the best possible result, Dr. Borra will perform otoplasty in anesthesia.

The alternative to surgery: Kaye technique

You can intervene surgically or with a small outpatient surgery called Kaye’s  otoplasty:  we pass a thread through a small cut that folds the ear.

The result is interesting for those who are afraid of surgery and it’s a quick and painless procedure.

What can you expect after surgery?

The same day

You will be constantly under observation until you are able to go home. Someone will have to take you home and drive. At home you will need assistance for a day or two. At home it is important to rest with a pillow to raise your head. Remember to buy the prescribed medicines before surgery. Please have ice available to put on your ears.

The first week

For the first days, ears will be protected by a medication. Do not do exercises, but if you feel too you can walk. Usually four days after surgery Dr. Borra removes medication and you will see the work for the first time. A bit of burning and itching are normal. Ears will be a bit ‘swollen and sore for a few days. After one week the majority of patients go back to work or school.