What is ear surgery or Otoplasty ?
Ear surgery, also known as otoplasty, can improve the shape, position or proportion of the ear. A defect in the ear structure that is present at birth or that becomes apparent with development can be corrected by otoplasty. This procedure can also treat misshapen ears caused by injury.
Otoplasty creates a more natural shape while bringing balance and proportion to the ears and face. Correction of even minor deformities can have profound beneﬁts to appearance and self-esteem. If protruding or disﬁgured ears bother you or your child, you may consider plastic surgery.
What can Otoplasty treat?
Overly large ears – a condition called macrotia
Protruding ears occurring on one or both sides in varying degrees – not associated with hearing loss
Adult dissatisfaction with previous ear surgery
WHO is good dandidate for Otoplasty?
Among children, a good candidate for ear surgery would be a child who is:
5 years of age or older
Not suffering with chronic ear infections
In good general health
Teenagers and adults who are good candidates for ear surgery are:
Healthy individuals who do not have a life-threatening illness or medical conditions that can impair healing
Individuals with a positive outlook and specific goals in mind for ear surgery
During your recovery after ear surgery, it is important to:
Avoid rigorous activity and any activity that could impact the ears until they are healed
Keep the head elevated with several comfortable pillows while resting or sleeping
Avoid extreme heat – do not use a blow dryer
Avoid sleeping on your side