Otoplasty. Prominent ears are a relatively common anatomical malformation. It has psychological consequences and affects the everyday life of the person.
With otoplasty it is corrected:
- the shape
- the size
- the position of the ears
Thus, the ears return to harmony with the other features of the person.
The surgery is performed after the age of 5, which has almost completed the development of the ear, and before joining the child in the social environment of the school, in order to avoid psychological stress when interacting with other children. However, if this situation is not addressed during the pre-school period, it can be done at any time later.
To correct the problem, a combination of techniques (more classic and newer) is applied as appropriate.
The results are excellent and immediately visible.
What anesthesia is needed?
The procedure is performed in small children with local anesthesia and sedation, in larger, more cooperative children and in adults, with local anesthesia.
How will the scars be?
The incisions are hidden well behind the ears and are therefore inconspicuous. In rare cases hypertrophy or keloid may occur due to hyperactivity of the body during healing, and further therapeutic measures are needed to improve it.
An elastic bandage is left for one to two days. Then an elastic ribbon is used to protect the area according to the instructions you will receive.
Great care should be taken when fitting and removing the clothes.
Attention is also needed when using glasses so that they do not touch the operating area, especially on the 1st week.
What is the recovery time?
After the operation of otoplasty, one can return to mild daily activities, after 2 to 3 days.