Otoplasty

Prices
What is included
Price changes
Otoplasty (one ear) – 600 €
Otoplasty (two ears) – 1 350 €
Otoplasty with full anesthesia – 1 800 €
consultation with the surgeon
necessary health tests
surgery
anaesthesia
hospitalisation (1 night)
a massage to help you recover quickly
24/7 personal assistance during your stay
transfers to / from the airport, hotel and clinic
​10% discount on plastic surgery for returning patients
Please note that the price of the surgery itself is provisional and may be accurately assessed only after the evaluation of each individual case.
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What is Otoplasty? How does it work?

Otoplasty, or cosmetic ear surgery, is done to change the shape, size or position of the ear. This procedure is often performed when one’s ears are too protruding or are asymmetrical due to development issues, trauma or past surgeries. The main types of otoplasty are ear augmentation (for ears that are underdeveloped), otopexy (pinning back protruding ears) and ear reduction (reshaping and reducing the size of the ear).

Otoplasty can take up to three hours – the duration of the procedure varies with each individual case. Incisions are made based on the correction needed and can be made either on the back surface or within the inner creases of the ear. During the surgery, the shape of the ear is changed by trimming and removing extra cartilage and skin. Additionally, the cartilage may be reshaped using stitches only. Otoplasty does not affect one’s hearing abilities.Discharged from the clinic the same dayIt is important to mention that the surgery is performed under local anaesthesia, meaning that once the procedure is finished patients are discharged from the clinic the same day.

Questions
Who is a proper candidate for ear surgery?
Otoplasty can be done at any age after the ears have fully developed to their adult size – on average, this happens at the age of six.

If you are considering otoplasty, you should be in good overall health without serious comorbidities and have realistic expectations.

Otoplasty can correct defects in ear structure caused by underdevelopment or injury.

Moreover, this procedure is beneficial for reducing ear size and correcting protruding ears.

Even minor changes to the ear shape can improve the balance and proportion of the ears and face.
Operation
Plastic surgeon Anastasiia Ignatieva
Preparation for surgery
During the consultation before otoplasty, you should be prepared to discuss your expectations and reasons for having the surgery.
Furthermore, your surgeon will review your medical history, examine your overall health and ask about any type of medications you take or may have taken in the past.
You will be asked to stop taking non – steroidal anti – inflammatory drugs well before surgery, as these types of medications can increase the risk of bleeding.
If you are a smoker, you will have to refrain from the habit well before the surgery as well, as smoking may interfere with the healing process.
About surgeon
Anastasia Ignatieva has been working in the field of plastic surgery since 2015. Since 2017 she has been working on a regular basis in the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in the UK. She was trained in a number of renowned private clinics in both Spain and Switzerland.
At the moment Dr Ignatieva is working at the International Clinic of Dr. Ignatiev, which is located both in Kiev (Ukraine) and Marbella (Spain). She is actively engaged in scientific activities, has had a number of articles published in different Ukrainian and International medical journals. She completed training in related specialties in oncological surgery, microsurgery, orthopaedics, endovascular surgery and laparoscopic surgery. Dr Ignatieva represented Ukraine at the World Congress of Surgeons in Switzerland in 2017 in the capacity of Ukrainian’s top young surgeon.
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I first met Dr Ignatieva in December 2017 when she came to work at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham England. I know she came to this hospital because it is a big training hospital, as a result it gave her the opportunity to work daily on more complex/major procedures that patients needed, because this is the criteria of the type surgery this hospital undertakes, small less complicated ...
I first met Dr Ignatieva in December 2017 when she came to work at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham England. I know she came to this hospital because it is a big training hospital, as a result it gave her the opportunity to work daily on more complex/major procedures that patients needed, because this is the criteria of the type surgery this hospital undertakes, small less complicated surgery tends to be sent to other hospitals.

I discussed with her all the things I had wanted to change about my body for a number of years. For so many of us finding the right Dr in plastic surgery is always a daunting task, particularly as it’s a cosmetic desire to look how you imagine in your mind, for me it was based on finding an old photograph of many years ago! My concerns started with feeling comfortable to discuss what I want to achieve, comfortable and confident about the ability of the Dr I may choose if I decide to proceed, the realistic care recovery process in another country if I considered going outside the UK where I had heard prices are cheaper and knowing how expensive all these “wants” would be in the UK.

Dr Ignatieva made me feel at ease and invited me to visit her in Kiev Ukraine and to only have a consultation with her and her colleague, and suggested not to make any forward planned commitments before going away to think about what I wanted to do after the consultation. Knowing she had worked on some complicated/complex/major procedure’s it gave me the confidence to at least go to see her. I went to Kiev in February 2019 and made the decision to have a bust reduction/reconstruction done in May 2019, this was major surgery given I wanted to go from a GG to a C/D cup in bra size, from start to finish the whole process made me relaxed, I was monitored frequently to make sure everything was okay and 2 weeks later on my way back to the UK a very happy patient, within 4 months of my surgery I was back to doing all the fitness training I had been comfortable to do before I felt like “my breasts were getting in my way”.



I had set out at the beginning that I wanted 3 different procedures done, it was suggested to focus only on the major surgery in the beginning, my breast reduction/reconstruction, if I was happy with the result then was the right time to discuss the rest of my “wish list”, which was liposuction to removed fat from my back and upper arms plus skin removal from my upper arms to give a nice tight skin appearance once the fate was removed. Not only have I done extensive fitness training over previous years and cut back drastically during the past few years which took a toll on the appearance of my body with muscle turning to fat, I spend a lot of time in the sun, which is not good for the skin appearance other than getting a tan and at 61 years old my ageing skin was all going against me, hence the dreadful “bingo wings” had to be reduced to a more appealing look. I have had both of these procedures done in the past month, while I’m still coming out of the end of the FULL RECOVERY stage I already know I’m 100% happy with the end result, with little restriction within days of the surgery because it was not so invasive, but to treat my body with respect, all made possible by Dr Ignatieva who made it all stress-less by the care, consideration she showed me but more important her desire to “make my body back to beautiful”. I have achieved all what I wanted to achieve without spending a huge amount of money that the UK would have cost, despite the cost the procedures were carried out in wonderful surroundings with up to date modern technology.

I have since decided to return to have my eyelids done, on a date to be confirmed…

If you are thinking about plastic surgery I would have no hesitation to recommend you discussing what you want to achieve with this professional Doctor.
Common questions
How can I make the payment?
All the amount should be paid in our clinic before the operation. We accept Visa, MasterCard and Maestro credit and debit cards and cash (UAH).
Some banks have specific policy about payments in the foreign countries. If you are planning to pay by card, please contact your bank and let them know you will be making a payment in Ukraine, and, if needed, increase your payment card limit.
Does it have to be general anaesthesia?
Local anaesthesia is applied when the surgery is minor and localized on specific area, for example otoplasty surgery.
Can I combine two surgeries at once?
In most cases combining two procedures is possible. However, plastic surgery is very individual matter, thus each case is different. The surgeon decides whether two or more surgeries may be combined after evaluation of a patient’s health condition, surgery technique, surgery duration, etc.
Are there any age restrictions for cosmetic surgery?
Unlike reconstructive surgery, cosmetic surgery is not recommended for patients under 18 years old. Patients should understand that puberty is a period of time when the most significant change of body contour occurs and there is no need to rush in surgical correction of any part of it. Moreover, in most cases, the part of body teenagers are unsatisfied with matures does not require any interference of a surgeon.
As for older patients, there is no upper age limit.
What should I bring with me?
Patients, who take medication, that was approved by our anaesthesiologist, should bring the medication with them, so it can be taken as prescribed. Moreover, you may want to bring a computer, a book, or a magazine, to keep you entertained while in the clinic or the hotel.
What questions should I ask the surgeon?
The goal of consultation is to arrange surgery details, express your expectations on surgery results and clear up your mind. Do not be afraid to ask questions concerning your decision even if you think it is not important.
Moreover, ask surgeon about his experience in particular cosmetic surgery. You will feel more comfortable knowing that person who is likely to operate on you is well known in this field.
One more helpful tip is to ask to show pictures of his previous work. You will see the result plastic surgery provides and get a chance to evaluate whether you are happy with it.
Why Ukraine, as a pretty new player in the World market of medical tourism, is reliable, comfortable and worth to be chosen as a medical tourism destination?
– Ukraine is very flexible in order to penetrate into the market.
– Ukraine has a very hight standart of beauty, so the plastic surgeons are trained for the best result with not visible scars.
– Ukraine offers many different places for health recovery, sightseeing and activities.
– Ukraine is easy to reach – 2 international airports in Kiev with all main connections with Europe.
– Ukraine has world class surgeons as well as clinics, and the prices for the same medical treatments are 3 or more times lower than in Western countries.
Is it safe to fly after cosmetic surgery?
Flying immediately after surgery carries a higher risk of blood clot formation and there is no guarantee that it will not be fatal. In order to prevent it, we advise all our patients to stay in clinic for several days. Surgeon will recommend necessary precautions – medications preventing from blood clot formation, moving around the ward or wearing compression stockings. Only after careful evaluation of your health state, you will be allowed to travel home.
Can I get a sick note from the surgeon? If not, how can I get it?
The surgeon that will be performing your surgery may write an official recommendation about the post-surgery period to your GP. Your GP then will provide you with an official sick note.
What is recovery period after surgery like?
You should be prepared that the final result will not be visible until several months after surgery. Most likely, the surgical area will be painful and swollen. It is normal reaction to tissue damage caused by surgical manipulation. In order to reduce uncomfortable feelings medication will be prescribed, however it does not mean that the pain will be unbearable.
Every patient is individual and copes with pain differently. Your stay in hospital should last about 1-3 days. It depends on the type of surgery performed and the patient operated. During the stay, you will be encouraged to walk in the ward. Day by day you will be allowed to return to your daily activities.
When should I expect to see the final result?
The final result is usually visible 6 months after the surgery. However, the full recovery time depends on the surgery and in some cases may take up to 1 year. The final result is visible after the bruising is gone and both inner and outer scarring process is over. Please note, that scars may fade (become less visible) for 2 years after the surgery.
What about scarring after cosmetic surgery?
As with any surgery where incision or skin cut is present, a scar will be the result of natural healing process. However, in cosmetic surgery incisions run along natural skin folds or by the hairline decreasing the possibility of visible scar. Also special medical ointments will be prescribed. Most likely you will have to apply it several times a day for a month or two. It is important to follow instructions precisely to achieve the most pleasing result.
Will I receive supporting garment or should I bring one with me?
You will receive one set of supporting garments free of charge. You may also purchase the second set in the clinic in case you want to have a spare.
How many check-ups will I have after the surgery?
Usually Dr Ignatieva has 4-5 check-ups with a patient – when discharging him/her from the clinic and the day before the patient leaves to go home. on 10th-12th day after surgery and 1-2 months after. However, if the patient requires or if there is a need for an additional check-up, we are flexible and may always arrange it.
Recovery after Otoplasty surgery
Bandages
Painkillers, antibiotics
Activities to avoid
Stitches
Bruising and scars
The ears are covered with bandages or dressings immediately after the procedure in order to provide support and keep the surgical wounds protected. It is imperative to keep the bandages on per your surgeon’s instructions – usually the bandages have to be worn for a few days and are then replaced with a supportive headband.
As it is completely normal to feel discomfort or pain post – surgery, your surgeon will prescribe painkillers for pain management. Additionally, antibiotics may be prescribed to prevent infection. Since the procedure is done under local anaesthesia, an overnight stay at the clinic is not required.
It is important to mention that you should avoid applying any type of abrasive force onto the bandaged areas (it is suggested to avoid physical contact sports for at least 3 months). It is often recommended to refrain from sleeping on the side as well.
There are two types of stitches that can be used for otoplasty – either dissolvable or non dissolvable. An additional appointment is needed for suture removal if non dissolvable stitches are used for closing the incisions.
Your ears may be mildly bruised for up to two weeks after otoplasty. However, the results are immediate, unlike with many other cosmetic procedures. Even though otoplasty leaves surgical scars, they are minor and are well hidden on the back surface or the inner creases of the ear.
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