Facial Surgery


L'otoplasty is a plastic surgery procedure to correct abnormalities of the auricle ("protruding ears"), which can be a source of psychological suffering. Detached ears are most often present in childhood.

Surgical indications

This procedure is covered by social security (CAMA013 Bilateral ear surgery)

Several anomalies exist(Figure 1):

A plicature defect (1)

A hypertrophy of the concha (2)

Excessive earlobe skin with more or less anteversion (3)

To know The final size of the ears is acquired around 7-8 years of age. We avoid operating on protruding ears during puberty because this can lead to poor healing (hypertrophic scarring). Therefore, it is recommended to operate on children between the ages of 8 and 11 or after the age of 16.

Before / After

Recovery of keloid scars by surgical revision

Bilateral otoplasty

If you would like to see more before and after results, Dr. Alexandre G. LELLOUCH will share them with you during your consultation

Course of the intervention

The preoperative consultation

It takes place at medical practice. You will discuss with Dr. Alexandre G. LELLOUCH in order to specify your expectations and he will determine with you the best possible option

A additional examinations will be prescribed (adapted according to each patient) as well as preoperative photos will be performed.

At the end of the consultation, the plastic surgeon will give you a estimate and a operative consent.

Course of the intervention

of the intervention

Dr. Alexandre G. LELLOUCH will proceed with a thorough examination of your ears in order to use the best technique corresponding to your anatomy and your wishes.

The surgical technique will evaluate :

  • If there is conchal hypertrophy: conchal cartilage resection
  • Faulty folding of the anthelium: stitch folding of the anthelium
  • Hypertrophy of the earlobe: skin plasty

To know more In certain cases, Dr. Alexandre G. LELLOUCH can perform otoplasty without skin incision (see reference below)

Dr. Alexandre G. LELLOUCH will see you again the day of the operation to make the preoperative drawings.

Type of anesthesia

General or local anesthesia

Duration of the intervention

About 1 hour. Performed only by Dr. Alexandre G. LELLOUCH

Type of hospitalization

Ambulatory (same day discharge)


After the intervention


Not very painful

Control visit

Postoperative consultation with the surgeon at D-7 to remove the threads and 1 month. Dr. Alexandre G. LELLOUCH can be reached in case of additional needs

Duration of convalescence and care

10 days on average until complete healing 

Nursing care

No nursing care

Resumption of sports activities

10 days on average until complete healing 


Possibility to work from D-1 depending on the job (telecommuting) because bruises are present for a few days to a few weeks post-op. Wear a surgical bandage for 2 weeks

The results are immediateHowever, it is necessary to wait a few months for the final results

The scars have their final appearance around 12-18 months

Practical Information
(for everyone

  • Do a blood test prescribed by the surgeon
  • Well Fill out your clinic file before your consultation with the anesthesiologist
  • Take appointment with an anesthesiologist at the clinic and schedule a consultation between 1 month and 1 week before your surgery date
  • Smoking cessation 3 weeks before and 3 weeks after for optimal results
  • No exposure to the sun on scars for 1 year
  • Buy postoperative medication/medical equipment before the procedure so that you have as little stress as possible after the procedure

Surgical technical references of the surgeon

For more information on the intervention


The tobacco is recognized as a a factor that delays skin healingwhich results in a longer healing time, increase the risk of complications and to give unsightly scars. The scientific literature agrees with this (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22566015/) and this is why I recommend to all my patients to stop smoking before a plastic surgery intervention.

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Doctor Alexandre G. LELLOUCH

The Dr. Alexandre G. LELLOUCH is a surgeon specialized in Plastic Reconstructive Aesthetic Surgery, registered with the Order of Physicians of the city of Paris 16 under the number 75/89697.

The Dr. Alexandre G. LELLOUCH is a specialist in cosmetic surgery, reconstructive surgery, and aesthetic medicine injections, which he practices at the MAISON ABEILLE in Paris 16.