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npl -plasties
1. (Medicine) a surgically created opening
2. (Medicine) a cosmetic surgery on the external ears


(ˈoʊ təˌplæs ti)
n., pl. -ties.
plastic surgery to reshape the external ear.


plastic surgery of the ear.
See also: Ear
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.otoplasty - reconstructive surgery of the auricle of the external ear
anaplasty, plastic surgery, reconstructive surgery - surgery concerned with therapeutic or cosmetic reformation of tissue


n. otoplastia, cirugía plástica del oído.
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Ear correction surgery, known as otoplasty or pinnaplasty, costs around [euro]4,400, putting it beyond the reach of many.
Objective: In this article, we present a personalized surgical technique to relocate a fascioperichondrial flap with a proximal base as an additional measure to improve results and hide sharp edges which frequently occur following traditional otoplasty.
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy, complication rates, patient satisfaction, and recurrence risks of the incisionless otoplasty technique performed with or without cartilage scoring for correcting the prominent ear in pediatric patients.
The first otoplasty in history was performed by Dieffenbach on a post-traumatic case.
4 However, it has routinely been used as preemptive analgesia in patient undergoing parotidectomy, tympanomastoid surgery, craniotomy and otoplasty.
Many of Allergan's plastic surgery customers currently perform otoplasty procedures, emphasizing our commitment to serving the unmet needs and practice of plastic surgery.
TOP 10: 1 Breast implants, 2 Lipo suction, 3 Rhinoplasty, 4 Tummy tucks, 5 Fat transfer, 6 Labiaplasty, 7 Eyelid surgery, 8 Otoplasty, 9 Gynecomastia, 10 Breast reduction.
According to the ISAPS statistics, the top five surgical procedures performed on men worldwide were: Rhinoplasty, Breast Reduction or Gynecomastia, Blepharoplasty, Liposuction and Otoplasty.
In 31 chapters, surgeons from the US and Canada explain to new and experienced facial plastic surgeons, otolaryngologists, dermatologists, and plastic surgeons facial aging, skin care, and anesthesia; chemical peels and lasers for skin resurfacing; treatments for scars; tissue volume management through fillers, fat, and liposuction; hair removal; neuromodulators; and more minimally invasive procedures, such as endonasal and office rhinoplasty, and brow, blepharoplasty, mid face, lower face, and lip rejuvenation, as well as otoplasty, fat reduction, and hair transplantation.
Lam offers a comprehensive array of facial plastic surgery procedures to patients, including rhinoplasty, otoplasty, cheek and chin augmentation, facelifts and eye lifts, fat grafting, skin resurfacing, facial rejuvenation, and other surgical and non-surgical procedures designed to enhance the look and feel of the face.
They specialise in body contouring, breast enlargement, breast reduction, rhinoplasty, face lifts, otoplasty, eyebag correction, teeth whitening, hair transplants, laser tattoo removal, laser skin rejuvenation, as well as laser thread vein removal.
For men, rhinoplasty pinched the top spot for a second year with 1,043 procedures carried out, up by 5% on the year before, followed by breast reduction, blepharoplasty, otoplasty (ear surgery) and liposuction.