Otoplasty in Spain

Treatment and Cost


Total Days
In Country

2 No. Travelers

2 Day in Hospital

3 Days Outside Hospital

Treatment cost starts from

USD 4500


About the Ear Surgery (Pinnaplasty)

Pinnaplasty is a type of a surgical procedure used for the correction of prominent ears. This procedure is also known as otoplasty or ear pinning. This ear plastic surgery is conducted on people of both the sexes and of all ages, who wish to correct their ears that tend to stick out.

Some people may not bother about the “bat” shape of their ears, but, for others, continuous comments from others can lead to distress, particularly during school years. Pinnaplasty is the best and simple procedure that can solve the problem safely and quickly.

Ear pinning surgery involves making an incision just behind the ear in the natural fold where the ear joins the head. This lets the surgeon reshape the year by removing some part of the cartilage. The surgeon can then use permanent internal stitches to keep the ears in their new place.

Who are the best candidates for pinnaplasty?

The best candidates for pinnaplasty include both children and teenagers, although adults may choose to undergo the surgery as well. This surgery is not recommended for children younger than five as their ears will still be growing and developing.

You can go for pinnaplasty if your ears are protruding or sticking out at a prominent angle from your head. Pinnaplasty is typically carried out in people who have one ear that sticks out much more than the other. In such cases, pinnaplasty can restore the symmetry of ears.

How is Ear Surgery (Pinnaplasty) performed?

Pinnaplasty surgery takes about one to one and a half hours. It can be carried out under general anaesthesia. But in some cases, local anaesthesia is also given so that the patient remains pain-free even when he or she wakes up. The doctor will advise which anaesthetic is the most appropriate in your case.

It is must to get rid of any form of hair interference during pinnaplasty, so elastic bands or latex bands can be used to manage hair. This allows the surgical field to remain free from hair.

During pinnaplasty procedure, the surgeon makes incisions behind the ear and the cartilage may be re-shaped, folded or some part of it may be removed. After that, cartilage is pinned down with stitches to hold the ear in its new position. Finally, a dressing is placed to keep the ear comfortable.

After the ear plastic surgery, the patient is taken to the recovery site where he or she is looked after until the effect of anaesthesia gets over. Once the patient is awake again, nursing staff checks the dressing and monitors the pulse and blood pressure at regular intervals.

Recovery from Ear Surgery (Pinnaplasty)

Usually, it takes only a month for full recovery, but it is recommended that patients who have had an ear pinning surgery should avoid playing sports for another month after that. The surgeon typically removes the stitches within 5 to 10 days of the surgery. After a week or two, patients are able to return back to their daily routine.

After pinnaplasty, your ears may feel sore and tender or numb, but it lasts for only a few days. However, you may experience a slight tingling sensation for a few weeks. It is common to have a small scar behind each ear and slight bruising around the ear. Otherwise, ear pinning surgery is a completely safe procedure.

If you have severe pain or if you experience any unexpected symptoms, you should contact the clinic where the pinnaplasty was carried out. The surgeon who treated you is the best person to deal with any complications after pinnaplasty.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost of Ear Surgery (Otoplasty) in Spain?

Pinnaplasty is the surgery of the Pinna of the Ear to restructure or correct its position to make the face look prominent and symmetry. For example, if the ear Pinna sticks out of the head, it often looks odd, so Pinnaplasty is done to stick the ear Pinna backward. Spain is already a famous place for all plastic surgeries, so this also is done in a very carefully constructed way and the Minimum cost for ear surgery cost is $2600 and the maximum cost is USD 10500 in Spain. This is the cost of excluding the hospital and travel expenses of the patient. The average cost of Otoplasty Surgery in Spain is USD 6500.

What are the factors affecting the cost of Otoplasty in Spain?

Following are the factors affecting the cost of Otoplasty in Spain:

  • Spain is a significant place that is providing fine plastic surgery, 9 out of 10 cases are perfectly successful and clients are also very happy. This increases the popularity of Spain and based on this popularity the cost of the Pinnaplasty surgery rises in Spain.

  • The next factor affecting the cost of Pinnaplasty surgery in Spain is the cost of the hospitals. Popular hospitals with better equipment charge more compared to a regular hospital. 

  • In Spain, you get the best plastic surgeons who are experts and have immense experience in the field of their work, which determines the cost of the surgery in Spain.

  • Moreover, in Spain, the doctors use the latest technology and upgraded procedure with equipment on which the price of the Pinnaplasty surgery depends in Spain.

  • During the surgery or before the surgery the cost remains to a certain level, but we often tend to forget or fail to estimate the cost of the care of after the surgery. Medication, dressing, incur a cost that affects the total cost of the Otoplasty.

Why should you opt for Otoplasty in Spain?

All the renowned doctors who are excelling and doing wonders in Plastic surgery are available in Spain. This is why you should blindly opt for Spain to get your Pinnaplasty done as smoothly as possible. Moreover, Spain has advanced techniques and equipment which gives a proper result. Spain also has a soothing climate which helps the patient to recover fast. Spain is a tourist destination, therefore you can spend an amazing holiday after getting your surgery done in Spain, which is a plus point. If you get your surgery done in Spain, during its offseason, then your surgery can be done at a low cost also, because the hotels and stays give unbelievable discounts during that time. 

Who are the top Plastic surgeons in Spain for Otoplasty?

Spain is the hub of plastic surgery where some of the best plastic surgeons come and deliver the finesse of their work. Among them, some of the most recognized names in Pinnaplasty and other plastic surgeries are:  

Dr. Francisco giraldo ansio, dr. Maria isabel ruiz, dr. Alexander aslani, dr. Alexander hamers, dr. Jesus benito ruiz, dr. Joan font.

How to choose the right hospital or clinic for Otoplasty in Spain?

To choose the right hospital you need to be sure about the hospital first. The right hospital would provide you with a proper insurance facility because if your estimated cost rises, the insurance facility can keep you going with the surgery. Therefore insurance facility is required for any kind of surgery in any hospital. You also got to keep in mind whether the group of experts like the doctor and surgeons you have chosen is associated with the hospital or not, because many doctors and surgeons do not perform surgeries in many hospitals. You also cannot forget to check the hygiene and emergency facility of the hospital.

How to get done the process for Otoplasty in Spain?

Once you are in Spain it becomes difficult for the patient to arrange everything at once and it also becomes time-consuming. And, more the time required to arrange for the surgery, the faster is your cost going to rise, because of a longer stay in hotels and an increase in food cost. When you plan the surgery in Spain you must not forget to find a hotel or a stay near the hospital you have chosen, this constricts your conveyance cost.

What is the health care infrastructure of Spain / Why should opt for Spain as a destination for your medical treatment?
Spain has a uni payer healthcare system. This means that there is universal coverage for most of the expenses (excluding prescription drugs). One might have to wait for quite some time to avail of elective procedure treatment in Spain. Non-European travelers must have valid health insurance coverage to benefit from the hospitals in Spain. One can also avail of it on a residency visa. The private insurance system helps you to avail the benefits at monthly costs. The taxes in Spain are comparatively lower than those of other European countries. Hence, one can surely opt for this country for medical treatment.
What are the conditions of the hospitals in Spain? Are they JCI certified? What is the quality of the support staff in the hospitals?
The Joint Commission International (JCI) is a global leader in health care accreditation. JCI accreditation is considered a gold standard in worldwide health care. It provides the most skilled and experienced healthcare professionals in the medical industry, as evaluators of the rigorous international standards in healthcare quality and patient safety. Here are a few JCI certified hospitals in Spain :
  • Vithas Xanit International Hospital
  • Grupo Hospitalario Quirónsalud
  • Centro Médico Quironsalud Teknon
  • Hospital General de Catalunya
  • Instituto de Microcirugía Ocular (IMO Barcelona)
  • Sanitas Hospitales
  • Guttmann Institute
  • Instituto Balear de Oftalmología (IBO)
Are the doctors/surgeons in Spain of the best quality?
The hospitals in Spain are based on “el sistema national de salud” which provides high-quality care and medical centres, that is, “centros de salud”. This system has public and private healthcare systems, often within the same level. Since many countries send ex-pats here, one can even find an English speaking doctor very easily. Most doctors are adequately skilled and can handle the cases.
What is the process for obtaining a medical visa in Spain?
One has to apply for a Schengen Visa to gain entry into Spain for a medical purpose. The required documents when applying for a Schengen Visa for Medical Treatment are as follows:
  1. Visa application form.
  2. Two photos.
  3. Valid travel document/passport.
  4. A copy of your passport's data page.
  5. Roundtrip flight reservation.
  6. Travel Medical Insurance.
  7. Proof of accommodation
What support services does MediGence provide in Spain?
MediGence has been praised on a global scale for the list of services they provide. Apart from the listed services, the staff and the guides are adorned for their customer interaction, impromptu assistance, and various other assistance related guidance throughout the tour. Thus, the list of services provided by MediGence are:
  • Insurance query related guidance
  • In-detail guidance till completion of the medical tour
  • Visa Assistance
  • Free airport to hospital transfer
  • On-Ground Support
  • Teleconsultations
  • Accommodations Assistance
  • Rehabilitation and recovery services
Which are the best cities in Spain for medical treatment?
Spain has many cities like Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, and Pamplona that have some of the best hospitals in Spain. Madrid has good hospitals for general and reproductive health facilities. Barcelona has hospitals specializing in child healthcare.

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