Living with large ears can be extremely tough. The size and shape of the ears can be a problem especially for children. Many of them experience and suffer by insensitive and un-kind remarks and face humiliation in everyday life. With latest advances in cosmetic surgery techniques this problem can be addressed by ear reshaping surgery.
Ear reshaping can dramatically change a person’s appearance simply by making the huge ears look more normal. The protruding appearance of the ears is caused by a defect in the development of external ear. This can be associated with some other ear malformations which can be addressed simultaneously.
The procedure of Otoplasty can reduce the ear size, mould them into a new shape and can make them look more symmetrical and placed closer to the head.
Ear Reshaping Procedure:
The surgery is performed under local anesthesia and sedation or general anesthesia depending on the patient’s needs and anesthetists recommendation. An incision is made just behind the ear and the underlying cartilage is trimmed and reshaped to give the ear a better shape.
The new ear is then stitched back in the new position. Sometimes it is required to remove excessive skin to achieve best results. It can take 1-2 hours to complete the surgery.
It is a very safe procedure and there is no effect on hearing. The surgery can be performed on children from the age of seven on wards.
Risks and Complications:
Very minor complications that can arise are:
- Pain (well controlled by pain killers)
- Reaction to anesthetics
Things to Remember:
It is very important to choose the right plastic or cosmetic surgeon. You have only one body and putting it in the hands of anyone less competent can result is grave consequences. The ideal surgeon is someone who can understand what you want to achieve with the cosmetic surgery procedure and can offer the best possible solution.
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