Prominent Ear Correction Surgery
Ear surgery, known as “Otoplasty” is usually performed in our Clinic to set prominent ears back closer to the head or to reduce the size of large ears or earlobes. In most cases, the surgery is performed on children between the ages of four and fourteen. Since the ears are almost fully grown by the age of four, there is no reason to wait until a child is older to have the procedure performed.
Ear surgery on adults is also possible and there are generally no additional risks when the surgery is performed on an adult rather than a child.
Are You A Good Candidate for Ear Surgery?
The ideal candidate for ear correction surgery is a healthy child between the ages of four and fourteen or an adult in generally good health who has one or more of the following characteristics:
-Ears that protrude too far from the head
-Ears that are too large and out of proportion to the head
-Overly large earlobes
During the initial consultation, your surgeon will ask you (or your child) how you would like your ears to look after the procedure. He will also thoroughly explain the procedure and its expected results and answer any questions you have. The type of anesthesia to be used and cost and payment information will also be discussed. You will be asked to provide a medical history.
Your Plastic surgeon and the team at Royal Life Clinic will:
-Review the various ear correction options with you
-Clearly discuss the potential risks of the procedure
-Outline in detail how the surgery is performed and what you can expect before, during, and after the procedure
-Provide detailed cost and payment information
-Answer all your questions
You will be asked to provide:
-Details about your medical history
-A list of all medication you currently take including over the counter medications such as aspirin, vitamins, and herbal supplements
-Information regarding your tobacco and alcohol use
How is an Otoplasty Performed?
Your ear surgery will be performed in our state of the art surgical suite. In some cases with younger children, your surgeon may recommend a hospital stay of one night to better assist with the recovery process. Younger children are usually given general anesthesia so they can sleep throughout the entire procedure. Older children and adults generally receive a local anesthesia with sedation. With local anesthesia, you are awake for the procedure, but relaxed and comfortable.
When both ears are being corrected, the surgery usually takes between one to three hours to complete. Your doctor makes a small incision in the back of the ear to expose the cartilage. The cartilage is then molded and bent back toward the head and usually non-removable stitches are used to help maintain the new shape. In some cases, your doctor will remove a piece of the cartilage to provide a more natural looking fold for the ear.
After the surgery is complete, a bulky dressing is wrapped around your head to hold the ears in place; this dressing is worn for a few days to help enhance the molding of the cartilage and the healing of the incisions. Once the dressing is removed, a soft headband is worn at night for several weeks.
Resuming Your Normal Routine
Everyone heals at different rates and you are the best judge of when you are ready for certain activities, but the following are general guidelines:
-You can return to school or work within about a week of your surgery.
-You must be careful that the ears are not bent back for at least three weeks after surgery.
-Strenuous activity should be avoided for the first four weeks after surgery.
Things To Be Aware Of After Your Surgery
The dressings placed over your ears must be worn at all times for the first few days after surgery. A soft headband must be worn over your ears whenever you sleep for the first four to six weeks after your surgery.
Ear surgery leaves a faint scar in the back of the ear that will fade with time to a nearly invisible white line.
The scars caused by the incision should be protected from sunlight for at least a year after surgery.
Even when only one ear appears to protrude, surgery is usually performed on both ears to help with the symmetrical look of the ears.
Don’t expect both ears to match exactly – perfect symmetry is both unlikely and unnatural in ears.
How Long Will the Results of Your Ear Correction Surgery Last?
Ear correction surgery can reduce the size and prominence of one or both ears. The results of the surgery are permanent.
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