Otoplasty Malaga

ear surgery

Permanently correct the position and shape of your ears

Otoplasty, also known as ear surgery, is a cosmetic procedure to improve the aesthetics and symmetry of the face by correcting the position, size, and shape of the ears. This plastic surgery is suitable for both adults and children.

Dra. Maribel Ruiz, a specialist in Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery, offers Otoplasty surgery in Malaga.

Here are some before and after examples of Otoplasty performed by Dra. Maribel Ruiz, plastic surgeon.

Otoplasty Results

Before and After Otoplasty Procedures

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About Dr. Ruiz Ruiz

At the Clinic for Plastic Surgery located in Malaga and Benalmadena, Dr. Ruiz Ruiz specializes in plastic and cosmetic surgery of the ear.

Otoplasty surgery

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Otoplasty is a simple surgery with an average duration of 1 to 2 hours, performed in an operating theatre. Local or general anesthesia is used for this surgery, depending on the case. For example, in children, general anesthesia may be recommended to prevent them from moving. Ear surgery can address different ear abnormalities, the most common of which is commonly referred to as «protruding ears,» but this is not the only thing that can be corrected. A patient may be interested in reducing the size of their ears or earlobes. Whatever the goal is, Dra. Maribel Ruiz will seek to offer the most natural and aesthetic result for the improvement of the patient’s face and make them feel more comfortable with their ears. In order to hide the scar, Dra. Maribel Ruiz performs ear surgery by making a small incision behind the ear. Otoplasty is performed as an outpatient, and therefore no overnight stay in hospital is required. The patient can return home the same day.

Dra. Maribel Ruiz holds an official degree in Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery and has over 20 years experience in these types of operations. She has had excellent training in the best public and private hospitals in Spain, patients can be assured that they will be treated by a specialist surgeon who has passed all the training stages required by the Medical Colleges and the Public Administration.

Dra. Maribel Ruiz will always evaluate the patient’s health and conduct a preliminary assessment in which she will indicate whether surgery is advisable and whether the results desired by the patient can be achieved or not. If she decides that Otoplasty surgery is the best solution for the patient’s problem, the patient can be assured they will be in the best hands.

Otoplasty surgery is performed in first-class hospitals either in the capital of Malaga or elsewhere on the Costa del Sol, where they have excellent operating rooms with all the correct facilities for the most complex cosmetic surgery, and have the most up to date technical advances which are managed by highly qualified professionals.

Determining the price of Otoplasty can be a complex process, as it depends on various factors, including the patient’s physical characteristics, the hospital selected, and the extent of the problem being addressed. These variables result in variations in the costs of the surgery, such as the resources used during the procedure, such as operating room time and the professionals involved, including the surgeon’s fees. Therefore, it is not easy to offer a fixed price and cases must be studied on a case by case basis for each patient. However, the starting price for Otoplasty is typically €1,900.

The visibility of scars resulting from Otoplasty will depend on the extent of correction required. In the majority of cases, the incision to reshape the cartilage is made behind the ears, so the resulting scars are practically invisible. Dra. Maribel Ruiz will strive to achieve the most natural and aesthetically pleasing outcome for every patient, ensuring a seamless result that enhances their overall appearance.

Following surgery, the patient will be provided with a compression bandage to secure the ears to the head, which must be worn for two to three days without removal. After this period, the bandage will be replaced with a plush or elastic bandage to prevent any accidental movement that may affect the outcome of the surgery.

That bandage must be worn continuously for 24 hours a day until the stitches are removed, which is typically after about two weeks. After that, the bandage can be used just when at home or sleeping.

Recovery from the procedure typically takes 2-3 days, after which, patients can resume their normal activities. Once the stitches are removed, patients can return to normal life, including participating in sports, after two to three months.

The definitive results of Otoplasty are seen as soon as the inflammation and swelling subsides, which decreases throughout the postoperative period. Typically, patients can expect to see the end result six months after the procedure.

Bachelor's Degree

Degree in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Malaga since 1993 and Doctor "cum laude" since 1997.


Member No. 733 belonging to Spanish Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgery.

Medical License

Doctor with medical license nº 7.058 of the College of Doctors of Malaga.

About the doctor
Dr. Ruiz Ruiz

Dr. Maria Isabel Ruiz Ruiz is one of the leading specialists in plastic and cosmetic surgery procedures on the Costa del Sol. She has more than 20 years of experience performing cosmetic procedures. She is a member of the Spanish Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgery.

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