(Prominent Ear Correction)
Many individuals, starting from childhood, are unhappy with the size or shape of their ears. Or, for some, the ears protrude more than they should, are asymmetrical, or droop too low. Ear reshaping is a type of cosmetic surgery used to treat protruding ears. The operation is also known as otoplasty or pinnaplasty. Protruding ears can be a characteristic that runs in families, but this is not always the case. They can come about if there is too much cartilage, or if the ridge of cartilage at the top of the ear does not fold properly as it develops. They can also be the result of an injury to the ears.
Are you a good candidate?
- Your ear or ears stick out too far from your head
- Your ears are large in proportion to your head
- You're dissatisfied with a previous ear surgery
What is otoplasty ?
Otoplasty is performed to reshape ear shape, normally performed under local anesthesia. Incisions usually made on the back of the ears, remove the skin and restructure cartilage beneath the skin. Some scratch line are made on the frontal side cartilage to make it more flexible and then stitches on the back to pulling it backward to reshape the ears and keep it in position. After good shape and symmetry achieved bleeding will be precisely stopped and skin closed.
Result and Follow up
A few days after otoplasty, Plastic Surgeon will remove your bandages. Your ears will likely be swollen and red. You'll need to wear a loose headband that covers your ears at night for two to six weeks. This will help keep you from pulling your ears forward when rolling over in bed. After your bandages are removed, you'll notice an immediate change in the appearance of your ears. These changes are permanent.