Otoplasty is a cosmetic surgery in which your ears’ shape, position, and size are changed. This type of surgery is often utilized or chosen by people that have suffered injuries or aren’t content with the way their ears look.
What to expect of an otoplasty?
Your doctor will review your medical history and background to see if you are a good candidate for this type of surgery and what precautions are necessary to avoid any complications during the operation.
Se realizará un examen físico para determinar el mejor plan de tratamiento a seguir dependiendo de su situación.
Este procedimiento puede realizarse con sedación y anestesia local o general. Esto depende de lo que el médico considere la opción más adecuada para usted.
The doctor will make incisions in the back of the ears or in the inner folds of the ears to remove excess skin and cartilage. That cartilage will be moved and folded into the desired position and secured in place with internal stitches.
After the cartilage has been moved and set into place, the incisions will be closed up with another set of stitches.
Otoplasty: results and recovery
Your ears will be covered in bandages to protect them after the operation. It is normal to experience some discomfort; your doctor will give you the right medication to reduce the pain.
If the discomfort and pain persist or increase, get in contact with your doctor.
Avoid heavy activities within the first few weeks, such as working out or labor-heavy jobs.
You might have to book a follow-up appointment with your doctor to have the stitches that close the wounds up removed if they’re not dissolving on their own. Your doctor will let you know when you can go back to your daily activities.
Otoplasty results are immediate, which means that you’ll notice them as soon as the bandages are removed. These results are permanent, but you can always ask your doctor about revision surgery if you’re not feeling happy with them.