The ear is the organ of hearing and it also maintains body balance in the mammals. Apart from all this, ears also add beauty to the shape of the face. A well-shaped ear makes a face look more appealing and pleasing. Many people are bothered by how far their ears stick out from their head or misshaped ear due to an injury or birth defect, such people prefer Otoplasty. Ear Surgery or Otoplasty can improve the shape, position or proportion of the ear. This procedure can be done at any age once the ear has reached full size which is usually after the age of five years, in some cases it is also done at the young age of three.
The purpose1. When ear or ears stick out too far from the head
There is no ideal shape of the ears because people with different ethnicities have different ear shapes, the purpose of Otoplasty is to satisfy people who are dissatisfied with the shape of their ears or have suffered some injury.
There are certain things kept in mind before preparing a patient for an Otoplasty, first very important step is to review the patient’s medical history and check for issues like ear infections. Later on, there needs to be a physical examination of the patient to determine the treating options. The next very important step is to discuss the expectations with the patients and explain the possible risks during the procedure.
Otoplasty techniques vary based on what kind of correction is needed. The specific technique plastic surgeons choose will determine the location of the incisions and the resulting scars. The surgeon might make incisions on the back of the ear or inner creases of the ear.
After the bat ear correction surgery or another otoplasty procedure, one is likely to feel some discomfort and itching and need to take medication on the Cosmetic surgeon’s recommendation.
Pre and Post-op precautions
1. The patient is likely to avoid aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and herbal supplements which can increase bleeding
2. Patients can be asked to stop smoking pre and post the procedure as smoking decreases blood flow which can slow the healing process.