Otoplasty procedures commonly employ local anesthesia with sedation or
general anesthesia. Local anesthesia numbs the ear area while sedation
induces relaxation; the patient remains conscious but relaxed. Alternatively,
general anesthesia renders the patient unconscious during the surgery. The
specific type of anesthesia utilized is determined based on the patient’s health,
the complexity of the procedure, and the surgeon’s preference, ensuring safety
and comfort throughout the operation.