It is a surgical procedure that changes size, shape or position of the ear. This surgical reshaping of outer ear aims at improving appearance or correcting deformity.
WHY UNDERGO OTOPLASTY?
The pinna or outer ear plays a minor role in hearing. When the angle of the outer ear is more than 35 degrees they appear to stick out. Having a prominent ear sometimes leads to embarrassment and affects self-confidence. This type of deformity is known as bat ears.
There are various reasons why a person has protruding ears:
TYPES OF OTOPLASTY
There are three main types of Otoplasty:
WHAT IS THE SURGICAL PROCEDURE FOR OTOPLASTY?
During the surgery, intravenous sedation is supplemented with local anaesthesia or a nerve block is given. But in children, general anaesthesia is used. Behind the ear, an incision is made. And then excess cartilage and skin are being removed. After that, the ear is folded into a proper position and giving a proper shape. The surgery almost last for one to two hours.
Behind the ear, there be a thin scar that fades with time and is not noticeable. Even though this surgery has very fewer complications but infection, bleeding, recurrence and suture complications can occur. These minor complications get cured with time and the queries can be discussed with surgeon before the surgery.
RECOVERY AND AFTER EFFECTS
The ear is covered with bandages after the surgery for protection and support. Your doctor would prescribe you with pain medications to avoid discomfort and pain.
You might be recommended to keep the pressure off the ears and avoid sleeping at the side where surgery is being done. Your bandages would be removed a few days after the surgery. The ears might look swollen and red but that goes with time. To keep your ear pulling from forward you might be asked to cover it with the loose headband at night for about two to six weeks.
The changes in the ear are permanent and can be seen weeks after the surgery.
CHOOSING A SURGEON
To undergo Otoplasty, you might like to connect with a surgeon who has experience. In Amritsar, Dr. Harkirandeep Singh is the best surgeon for Otoplasty with an experience of 6 years. Visit him for a safe and successful procedure with high satisfaction rates.