(otoplasty) is an ear operation in which the ears are bent closer to the head,
and their shape and size can also be adjusted.
In general, ear correction is appropriate for patients who want to correct excessively sagging or unevenly sagging ears. Based on the medical assessment, the detachment is found when the edge of the ear is more than 2.5 cm away from the head, but the operation of the detached ears can be performed at a shorter distance if the available position of the ear is not satisfactory.
Ear correction is no less important for those with large ears - in this case, the ear sink is reduced or the shape of the ear cartilage is adjusted. It is important to know that, even if only one ear is not satisfied, both ears are usually operated on to achieve symmetry. This ear correction can also be performed on children from 6 years of age. Ear surgery has no effect on hearing.
Before your surgery
The operation of the detached ears is performed after a consultation, during which the surgeon determines the cause of the detachment of the ears - too large a bowl, no formed anterior wrap, an excess of cartilage.
You should tell your doctor before the operation if you have arterial hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, autoimmune diseases, allergies, blood clotting disorders or other chronic diseases, you smoke, you are taking medicines or food supplements, slimming medicines.
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The course of the surgery
Ear surgery is performed under local anesthesia, its duration is about 1 hour.
If the purpose of the operation is to correct the detachment of the ears, the incision is usually made on the back surface of the ear, so that the scar is less visible to the naked eye. Ear detachment is corrected by sutures or by removing part of the skin and, if necessary, cartilage.
Patients are discharged home the same day. For the first week after ear correction, you should wear a special bandage and sleep only on your back to prevent pressure on your ears. It is normal to feel itching under bandages - this is due to the healing process. When taking a shower, a bandage should be stored to prevent it from getting wet. Swelling or bruising often occurs after surgery and resolves within a few weeks.
In the cold season you should wear a hat, in the warm - you should sunbathe or bathe only after a few weeks. Exercise should be avoided for a few weeks.
Surgical risks are low, but bleeding, infection, healing difficulties, more sensitive skin, skin lesions, asymmetry, scarring, rejection of surgical sutures, allergies to anesthesia may occur. All of these risks are usually avoided by following the surgeon's recommendations.
The risks associated with nasal plastic surgery are increased by smoking, obesity, chronic cardiovascular disease, diabetes, endocrine system diseases, and some other chronic diseases.
The first results are visible immediately after the operation, the ears completely heal within a month, but the final result is not evaluated before 2-3 months.
You will find out the exact cost of
the operation during the consultation, when the surgeon will assess the
complexity of the operation.