otoplasty EAR SURGERY

OTOPLASTY ( EAR SURGERY )

Otoplasty, also referred to as ear shaping or ear pinning, is a procedure to reposition and recontour prominent ears. Prominent, protruding ears often look unnatural and can significantly impact one’s self-esteem. Many children from the age of three to four years begin to recognize the difference in their ears from that of their peers. However, it is not until five to ten years of age that caustic remarks begin to leave psychological scars. Adults with prominent ears may be sensitive about their appearance and exhibit a poor self-image. Many adults actually avoid certain hairstyles to keep their ears camouflaged from public view. Otoplasty is used to reposition the ears back into a natural position and/or improve the appearance of an abnormally-shaped ear, such as Lop ear or Cup ear. The ears are commonly made to appear smaller and/or less prominent. There is very little discomfort and most patients can resume a fairly normal schedule within a week begins.

OTOPLASTY (EAR SURGERY PROCEDURE):

Ideally, otoplasty, or ear reshaping, is performed around 5-6 years of age. At that point in our development, the ear is relatively well formed. In fact, the ear typically does not grow any further after this age.

It generally involves:

  • making one small cut (incision) behind the ear to expose the ear cartilage
  • removing small pieces of cartilage if necessary
  • scoring and stitching the remaining structure into the desired shape and position Or, you may be offered some other technique.

WHO IS CANDIDATE FOR OTOPLASTY?

  • Deformed/prominent  Ears
  • Microtia
  • Stahls ear
  • Traumatic injury
  •  Psychological pressure due to abnormal ear size/shape
  • Children feel teased when their friends or mates points finger toward their deformed ears.

COMPLICATION

  • a small scar behind each repaired ear
  • slight bruising around the ears
  • infection
  • mild asymmetry

These symptoms will fade over time.

PROCEDURE SUMMARY:

  • Duration: 1 to 2 hrs.
  • Anesthesia: local / general
  • Hospital stay: 1 to 2 days
  • Back to work: 1 to 2 weeks
  • Post-operative care: 6 to 8 week
  • Result: permanent

Choosing a Qualified plastic Surgeon Otoplasty is one the complex procedure, but excellent results require a skilled approach that can only come from specialized training and experience. You need to choose a trained and licensed plastic surgeon that can perform the procedure safely and achieve the results you desire.

Otoplasty, also referred to as ear shaping or ear pinning, is a procedure to reposition and recontour prominent ears. Prominent, protruding ears often look unnatural and can significantly impact one’s self-esteem. Many children from the age of three to four years begin to recognize the difference in their ears from that of their peers. However, it is not until five to ten years of age that caustic remarks begin to leave psychological scars. Adults with prominent ears may be sensitive about their appearance and exhibit a poor self-image. Many adults actually avoid certain hairstyles to keep their ears camouflaged from public view. Otoplasty is used to reposition the ears back into a natural position and/or improve the appearance of an abnormally-shaped ear, such as Lop ear or Cup ear. The ears are commonly made to appear smaller and/or less prominent. There is very little discomfort and most patients can resume a fairly normal schedule within a week begins.

OTOPLASTY (EAR SURGERY PROCEDURE):

Ideally, otoplasty, or ear reshaping, is performed around 5-6 years of age. At that point in our development, the ear is relatively well formed. In fact, the ear typically does not grow any further after this age.

It generally involves:

  • making one small cut (incision) behind the ear to expose the ear cartilage
  • removing small pieces of cartilage if necessary
  • scoring and stitching the remaining structure into the desired shape and position Or, you may be offered some other technique.

WHO IS CANDIDATE  FOR OTOPLASTY?

  • Deformed/prominent  Ears
  • Microtia
  • Stahls ear
  • Traumatic injury
  •  Psychological pressure due to abnormal ear size/shape
  • Children feel teased when their friends or mates points finger toward their deformed ears.

COMPLICATION

  • A small scar behind each repaired ear
  • Slight bruising around the ears
  • Infection
  • Mild asymmetry

These symptoms will fade over time.

PROCEDURE SUMMARY:

  • Duration: 1 to 2 hrs.
  • Anesthesia: local / general
  • Hospital stay: 1 to 2 days
  • Back to work: 1 to 2 weeks
  • Post-operative care: 6 to 8 week
  • Result: permanent

Choosing a Qualified plastic Surgeon Otoplasty is one the complex procedure, but excellent results require a skilled approach that can only come from specialized training and experience. You need to choose a trained and licensed plastic surgeon that can perform the procedure safely and achieve the results you desire.

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