Alterations in the shape or size of the ears can create a feeling of great discomfort to the patient, even opt to hide under the hair.
No one has the two identical ears: ears On many occasions can be located at different heights (one ear a little higher than the other) or ear may be slightly larger or smaller than the other. These small differences between one side and the other, which are completely normal and that no one (except the patient) seen with the naked eye, are often corrected with otoplasty.
The Otoplasty is the surgical procedure to modify the shape or size ears.
An Otoplasty is a safe procedure with high success rates whenever it is performed by surgeons who know and master these techniques. However, like any surgery, otoplasty is not without potential complications, although rare, you should know. An infection or a hematoma may require additional surgery. Although rare, the “memory” which, naturally, it behaves any cartilage, the ears can be separated again a few millimeters to need a little retouching. The abnormal scarring in the skin and around the cartilage is extremely rare.
Otoplasty Surgical Procedure
As important as the operation itself is the preoperative visit. If the patient is a child we establish his needs, nature and degree of motivation. If we earn his trust, his collaboration during the treatment will be the best.
The operation is usually performed under local anesthesia and sedation (patient is sleepy) and requires no hospitalization. Takes about an hour and a half depending on the deformity present and the surgical technique performed. The technique to perform is communicated to parents before the operation. Normally the operation is performed on both ears, but only one is the truly affected, since there was more symmetrical and better result. Only in rare circumstances it operates only one ear.
In a prototype case of prominent ears is incised into the groove that lies behind the ear cartilage is sculpted beneath the skin to shape that does not have and, if necessary, there are some points to keep this form. The wound is closed leaving a scar right in the crease behind the ear there. The others remain hidden, this scarring is usually good and go unnoticed over the months. When it comes to reducing the size of the ear the incision is in the fold of the helix. From here is calculated and removes excess cartilage shaping the new top of the ear.
During the postoperative period is common the use of elastic bands (crowns) or tape player, to avoid excessive swelling of the ears after the operation and to keep them covered and protected in a position close to the head as the swollen tissues recover and heal. Bringing these elastic bands during sleep helps prevent the patient, while sleeping, can mobilize the area.
Pierced earlobes torn: when holes earrings have opened too far or been torn (by the continued use of heavy or pending due to trauma avulsion earrings) can be repaired by the total closure of the hole and back past recreation weeks.
Posttraumatic Reconstruction Headset: Ear reconstruction after trauma and accidents (dog bites, bicycle accidents, etc …)
Headphone Postumoral Reconstruction: Reconstruction of the ear after removal of skin tumors.
KEY POINTS OTOPLASTY
Local + Sedation
High-afternoon (Day Surgery)
Middle Leve-, controllable by medication
At the 6th month.