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Ear Correction Surgery

Ear Deformity Correction

Ears can often be a point of teasing, particularly for children. Whether the ears are too large, stick out, or are malformed, surgery may be able to help correct it. Procedures that reshape the ear can provide dramatic and permanent results.

What is the definition of an Otoplasty?

The term otoplasty literally means, “re-shaping or re-forming the ears”.

What is the purpose of an otoplasty?

Otoplasty is meant to surgically improve shape, position or proportion of the ear. It can carried a defect in the ear structure that is present since birth or has been caused by an injury.

Who is a good candidate for otoplasty?

Prominent ears are a cosmetic deformity that can have a severe emotional and behavioral effect on children and adults.   Children with large ears can be taunted with names such as “Dumbo”, although; prominent ears typically don’t affect a child’s self-image until they are five or six years old.  Healthy children or adults who are self-conscious about the prominence of their ears are good candidates for otoplasty.

Are prominent ears inherited?

Protruding ears are an inherited trait and 59% of affected individuals have a family history.

How long do the effects of ear otoplasty last?

Otoplasty is permanent and patients are generally very pleased with their results, although in some cases, further adjustments may be necessary.

What are the benefits of ear reshaping surgery?

After your otoplasty surgery, your ears will take on a normal shape, allowing them to balance with the rest of your facial features.  They will also look more natural and have a better shape, thus increasing your self-image and confidence.

How long does the recovery take for otoplasty?

Otoplasty is done as a day care procedure. Dressing can be there for about a week when sutures are removed. One can go back to work in 7-10 days. Some swelling may be present for about 6-12 weeks.

When warning signs should I look for after my ear surgery?

You should call your surgeon immediately if:

How long does ear surgery take to complete?

Ear surgery usually takes about 1hr 30 mins although complicated procedures may take longer.

What surgical technique will be used for my ear surgery?

A incision is given on back side of ear and cartilage is exposed. Cartilage is reshaped with some cuts and sutures and then the wound is closed. Surgery in children is done under general anaesthesia whereas in teenagers and adults it can be done under local anaesthesia.

How do I know if ear surgery can help me?

The best way to determine if you are a good candidate for ear surgery is to make an appointment with one of our Consultant Plastic Surgeons. This will enable a medical expert to examine you, discuss the options available, and answer all of your questions and concerns.

How old should my child be before having ear surgery?

Ear reshaping surgery is usually done at 5 years of age.

Will there be visible scars?

There is a very fine line seen on back side of the ear which can hardly be made out.

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