Otoplasty is commonly referred to as “pinning back” of the ears and is done in children once their ears have stopped developing and in adults. This is a procedure performed for protruding or over-developed ears.
Ear reconstruction surgery improves the shape, size and over all proportion of ear in comparison with the facial profile. It can correct the birth defect apparently and the minor deformities giving the ear a balanced shape. So for disfigured ears the ear plastic surgery is chosen.
1. PRE OPERATIVE-
The basic step of cosmetic ear surgery the medical evaluation is done, also to avoid few medications like aspirin and anti –inflammatory drugs to avoid thinning of blood. Few lab testing also are done.
After observing the patient’s condition, the anaesthesia is decided between local or intravenous sedation.
Then the surgical technique is used to create or reduce or increase the ear cartilage and then the cartilage framework of the ear is altered to create normal looking ears. The marks are made in such a way so as to hide them and non removable sutures are created to give the new shape.
Then the incisions are closed and then the results can be seen just after the process immediately.
3. POST OPERATIVE-
The ears will be bandaged for a few days. Elastic support of the ear has to be worn for 3 weeks after surgery. The marks of surgery are hidden behind ears. And driving would not be allowed for a week or two so as to protect the hearing.