Not all of us are blessed with the perfectly shaped ears and neither do we get the change to cover it up always. If you are conscious about the size and shape of your ears, which shall affect your confidence, you are in need of an urgent solution. Otoplasty is a safe and speedy way of repositioning and reshaping your ears to make you look better and feel better about it.
Ear correction surgery is a straightforward procedure which takes not more than 2 hours and is performed under the local anesthesia, with no need to stay back in the hospital and a faster recovery time. This procedure can pin pick sticking out ears and make the larger or asymmetrical ears smaller or in shape.
Frequency Of Patients
It is seen that around five percent of white individuals are affected among which the 59% of the affected individuals have a family history. The inner ear develops independently from the auricle and patients with prominent ears have normal hearing, but may have congenital deformities which needs to be corrected.
Categorized into two portions, Otoplasty can be divided into cartilage sparing and cartilage splitting techniques. The cartilage sparing techniques does not work on the full thickness incisions but helps create more effective curls and angles in the cartilage. While the cartilage splitting techniques involve incisions which the cartilage and repositioning of the large blocks of auricular cartilage.
Post-Operative Patient’s Condition Details
Right after the procedure, the patient is asked to come on the first post-operative day. The dressings are removed and the treatment area is inspected for the signs of hematoma. This is followed by dressing the ears and drains are removed (compressive and conforming dressings). Post that visit, the ears are again inspected and an elastic headband is placed over the head and ears which is worn continuously for the 5 days and when sleeping for about 2 weeks. The Prolene sutures are finally removed on the seventh postoperative day.
Condition Of The Ears After The Surgery
The ears will be swollen, bruised and sore to start with along with being bandaged for about a week. The bandage will be removed at a follow up appointment and you shall be wearing a smaller headband at night for a few weeks until your ears have healed completely.
There are few things, which you need to take care for your ears to fasten up the healing procedure, like a 24*7 helpline and follow up sessions. It is usually suggested that a week should be taken off from work to heal with the initial healing process.