Otoplasty (ear correction)

Eyelid correction is one of the most demanding operations in our country. Otoplasty consists of correcting the size of the auricular pavilion, its shape, and its distance from the skull. Otoplasty also corrects the abnormalities of the ear lobe and the distance between it and the skull.

There are several correction techniques, the most widespread is the modeling of reliefs at the auricular pavilion. This modeling is often accompanied by the excision of a portion of the cartilage and tegument behind the ear so that all scars will be very poorly visible.

A balance must be maintained between the proportions of the auricular pavilion and its distance from the skull.

The operation is under general or local anesthesia and is followed by an immediate healing period of 12 days, at which time the suture material is removed.

It is necessary for the next 2 months after the surgery to carry an elastic waist that maintains the position of the ear of the skull as close as possible, knowing that as soon as they are left free, within a few months, they will be a little longer. The end result of the operation is six months.

The scars are located on the back of the ears, in a slightly visible area, usually easily covered with hair.

Although seemingly an easy intervention, the technique must be well received and practiced by experienced surgeons, otherwise the result will be unfavorable. Reinterventions of correction are more difficult due to the extremely friable structures in this area and especially due to the depletion of the tegument and cartilage resources in the previous unsuccessful operations.
Frequently Asked Questions What are the risks of otoplasty surgery (ear correction)?
The surgery has the risk of any surgery. The ear is a friable structure, very rich in cartilage, which must be handled and treated in a more special way. If the cartilage reserves in the ear are exhausted for various reasons, there are no other sources of cartilage as good as the only alternative to the costal cartilage. The ear is an extremely important reserve of cartilage and for nose and septa at the nose .
What are the indications for otoplasty (ear correction)?
Otoplasty is addressed to all patients who have ejected ears, that is to say the so-called "clapauge ears", those in which the auricular pavilion is flat or those whose ears are too large. Correction can also benefit patients who have too much lobe of the ears, too far away from the skull or those with too large or too large earrings.
What are the contraindications to otoplasty surgery (ear correction)? Otoplasty is contraindicated in patients with severe blood coagulation, severe infectious or dermatological diseases, those with scarring, diabetic, cardiac, etc.
Is otoplasty (ear correction) a painful operation?
The operation takes place under general or local anesthesia, the pain that is later felt can be easily counteracted with analgesic medication. After about 12-14 days remove the suture material and the patient can make a bath.
Where will the scars be after otoplasty (ear correction)?
Scars are placed behind the ears, where the retro-urinary fold is naturally present. Once they heal, there will be very few visions remaining as very thin white lines. It is useful to use ointments that shape scars for a long time, at least 6 months.
Although treatment is very effective, however, 1% of patients do not get the desired results!
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