Otoplasty in Costa Rica

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Otoplasty in Alajuela

Price: $ 3,090

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Price: $ 3

Dr Jorge Badilla Plastic & Aesthetic Surgery

Dr Jorge Badilla Plastic & Aesthetic Surgery, located in Radial Francisco J Orlich, Alajuela, Costa Rica offers patients Otoplasty procedures among its total of 31 available procedures, across 2 different specialties. The cost of a Otoplasty procedure starts from £2, whilst the national average price is approximately £1,615. All procedures and treatments are undertaken by the lead specialist at the Hospital, and they are not accredited by any recognized accreditations institutes

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Dr. Miguel Alfaro Plastic Surgery Costa Rica

Dr. Miguel Alfaro Plastic Surgery Costa Rica, located in Calle los Almendros, San Jose, Costa Rica offers patients Otoplasty procedures among its total of 18 available procedures, across 2 different specialties. The cost of a Otoplasty procedure starts from ฿94,700, whilst the national average price is approximately ฿65,271. All procedures and treatments are undertaken by just a small team of specialists, with 2 in total at the Clinic, and they are not accredited by any recognized accreditations institutes

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Hospital Clinica Biblica
3.7

From 80 verified reviews

B-boy Michael, 25 March 2020

It is a good place for the need of a medical service, the facilities are in very good condition, the attention to the users is quite good, with the parking you can park outside, but there is parking in front of the building.

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Dr. Gabriel Peralta Mantilla
5.0

From 4 verified reviews

Andrea Gomez Cortes, 07 September 2019

Excellent professional and very dedicated

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Dr. Arnoldo Fournier Cosmetic & Reconstruction

Dr. Arnoldo Fournier Cosmetic & Reconstruction, located in Radial Francisco J Orlich, Alajuela, Costa Rica offers patients Otoplasty procedures among its total of 16 available procedures, across 2 different specialties. Currently, there's no pricing information for Otoplasty procedures at Dr. Arnoldo Fournier Cosmetic & Reconstruction, as all prices are available on request only, whilst the national average price is approximately $2,162. All procedures and treatments are undertaken by just a small team of specialists, with 2 in total at the Hospital, and they are not accredited by any recognized accreditations institutes

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Centro Médico Dr. Macaya Centro

Centro Médico Dr. Macaya Centro, located in Calle los Almendros, San Jose, Costa Rica offers patients Otoplasty procedures among its total of 34 available procedures, across 3 different specialties. Currently, there's no pricing information for Otoplasty procedures at Centro Médico Dr. Macaya Centro, as all prices are available on request only, whilst the national average price is approximately $2,162. All procedures and treatments are undertaken by the lead specialist at the Hospital, and they have multiple recognized accreditations, including: ICS - International College of SurgeonsISBI - International Society for Burn InjuriesFILACP - Federación Ibero Latinoamericana de Cirugía Plástica

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    What you need to know about Otoplasty in Costa Rica

    Otoplasty Front view and Rear view

    Otoplasty, also referred to as cosmetic ear surgery, is a type of cosmetic procedure to change the size, shape, or position of the ear. It is performed on the visible part of the outer ear, called auricle. Some people choose to have the surgery to correct odd-shaped ears due to an injury or birth defect. Others have it because they are concerned with how their ears protrude too far from their head. Otoplasty can be performed at any age after the ears have reached their full size, generally after age 5. In some cases, the surgery may be done as early as age 3.

    There are several types of otoplasty. The following are the most common:

    • Ear pinning draws the ears closer to the head. It is usually done on people whose ears stick out too far from their head.
    • Ear augmentation is ideal for individuals whose ears are small or have not completely developed. This type of otoplasty can increase the size of the outer ear.
    • Ear reduction is usually done on people with macrotia, which is a condition when the ears are larger than normal. Otoplasty can reduce the size of the ears.

    MyMediTravel currently lists 6 facilities in Costa Rica offering Otoplasty procedures - see above for the complete list, along with estimated prices. The price of a Otoplasty can vary according to each individual’s case and will be determined based on photos and an in-person assessment with the specialist. For a personalized quote Click Here to submit your details

    What does the Procedure Involve?

    Otoplasty is typically carried out under local anesthesia with a sedative, so you will be awake but you will not feel any pain. In some cases, general anesthesia may be used, typically for younger children.

    The techniques used by your surgeon vary based on the type of otoplasty you are having. In general, your surgeon makes an incision either within the inner creases of your ears or on the backs of your ears. Then, your surgeon manipulates the tissue of the ear, which may include removal of cartilage or skin, grafting of cartilage to the ear, or folding and shaping of cartilage using permanent stitches. Once your surgeon is done correcting the shape, size, and position of your ears, the incisions are closed with stitches.

    How Long Should I Stay in Costa Rica?

    Otoplasty can take between 1 and 3 hours to perform, depending on the complexity and the specifics of the procedure. It is typically done as an outpatient procedure, which means you can leave the hospital on the same day. It is recommended that you stay in Costa Rica for 7 more days for follow-up checkups and removal of stitches.

    What's the Recovery Time?

    The recovery period may vary from one person to another. You may experience numbness for several weeks, and mild bruising for about 2 weeks. For several months, your ears may feel stiff and sore.

    You should be able to go back to work and resume your normal activities, including exercise, within one to two weeks after surgery. Physical contact sports, such as rugby, football, or judo, should be avoided for at least 3 months. You should also avoid swimming for up to 8 weeks following your otoplasty.

    What About Aftercare?

    Your surgeon will provide post-operative instructions. Make sure to follow the instructions carefully to promote smooth and quick recovery. You should rest with your head elevated on 2-3 pillows to minimize swelling. It is recommended that you eat a light, soft, and cool diet for several days. Take pain medication as prescribed by your doctor. Avoid sleeping on your side or rub the incisions to keep pressure off your ears. Consider wearing shirts with loose-fitting collars or button-down shirts.

    What's the Success Rate?

    Otoplasty is a safe and effective procedure, with high satisfaction rates. More than 90% of people who had the procedure claimed to be extremely happy with the results. Note that it may take some time for the result to be fully visible.

    While it is a safe procedure, you still need to be aware of possible risks and complications that otoplasty carries. These include bleeding, hematoma formation, infection of the skin, infection of the cartilage of the ear, permanent or temporary numbness around the affected area, scar or keloid formation, unfavorable results, prolonged pain, narrowing of the external ear canal, impaired healing, changes in skin sensation, asymmetry, and overcorrection.

    Are there Alternatives to Otoplasty?

    There are not many viable alternatives to otoplasty as of yet. One of the most popular alternatives is nonsurgical otoplasty, which does not require any incisions. The procedure uses special sutures to pin the ears back and achieve a more symmetrical look. These sutures are woven into the ears and will remain in place permanently. They are also virtually invisible, so the results will look natural.

    For babies under three months old with prominent ears, ear-molds can be taped to their ears to reshape the ears without surgery. This type of treatment typically takes about six to eight weeks.

    What Should You Expect Before and After the Procedure

    Before otoplasty, you may have prominent or large ears or other deformity caused by an injury or birth defect that bothers you. Some people also feel self-conscious and embarrassed by the shape, size, and position of their ears. After the procedure, your ears will be corrected. Small or underdeveloped ears will be augmented to increase the size, the size of large ears will be reduced, and prominent ears will be drawn closer to the head. Your appearance will improve and you may feel more confident.

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