If you have misshaped or protruding ears or you have a child who does, otoplasty may be for you. Otoplasty is the surgery to correct abnormalities in the structure of the ear.
What you need to know about Otoplasty:
The surgery is often targeted for children who are age 5 or over. Some adults also choose to have cosmetic ear reshaping. The surgery is not just for protruding ears.
If you are the parent of a child with awkward ears, it’s important to listen to all your child’s frustrations if he or she has been ridiculed at school or in other social environments. Having awkward ears can be downright embarrassing and can interfere with a child’s psychological and emotional development. Fortunately, this surgery can help avoid or correct these problems.
In your consultation, you will be able to discuss all your expectations with your surgeon. Together, you can decide which option is best for you or your child.
Procedure: Outpatient procedure
Duration: one hour or more
Anesthesia: sedation and local anesthesia.
Scars: no scars or small scar at behind your ear
Days to recover: 5 to 7 days
Regular activity: after one week
Post operative care after otoplasty:
Our medical team will provide you a detailed post op instructions sheet and will be available for any query you might have afterwards.
When you are sent home, you will have a dressing on the ear that you will be asked to wear for one week. It is important to follow your doctor’s instructions on how to handle the dressing.
You should plan to stay home for at least five days after the surgery. Children should stay home from school for at least one week and limit their activities.
You will have scars at the incision site; however, these will fade over time.
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