Otoplasty is also known as cosmetic ear surgery. It is a procedure to change the shape, position, or size of the ears. You might choose to have otoplasty if you're bothered by how far your ears stick out from your head. You might also consider otoplasty if your ear or ears are misshapen due to an injury or birth defect.
Protruding ears may be a source of psychological distress in either sex and at any age.
Adults with appreciable auricular prominence and a healthy attitude about an image change. Otoplasty can be done after the ears have reached their full size.
Type of anesthesia - Children require general anesthesia, but for adults, it can be done under local anesthesia.
It involves a combination of any of the below :
- Excision of cartilage
- Molding of the ear with sutures
- Molding of the ear with scoring or sculpting of cartilage
After your surgery
Postoperative care: Swelling and bruising is normal following ear surgery and takes a few weeks to diminish. The patient is advised to wear a wide headband over the ears during sleep to protect the ear during early recovery. Normal activities can be resumed after one week. Avoid strenuous exercises or heavy weight lifting for at least three weeks.
An immediate change is visible in the appearance of your ears. These changes are permanent.