Prominent, too small or too large ears is a condition that troubles many people and lowers their self-confidence. Usually, women are more concerned about the appearance of their ears. Even if the other features on your face are perfect and well-proportioned, prominent and big ears will affect your facial appearance greatly. But you don’t need to worry about it anymore because ear surgery has been introduced to cater to this cosmetic problem.
Ear reshaping surgery – also known as otoplasty – is a perfect option for those women who want to alter or enhance the appearance of their ears. It is a quick and highly successful procedure that leaves virtually no traces of surgery.
What is ear reshaping surgery?
It is a surgical procedure that improves the shape, size, position, and proportion of ears. It can also be performed to correct the defects in the structure of ear that are present by birth or appear with the development. Moreover, it can also treat the misshapen ears caused by some accident or injury. The surgery results in more balanced, natural and shaped ears. It is suitable for the correction of minor deformities also. Ear reshaping surgery might be a good option for you if you have any of the following issues with your ears.
- Protruding or disfigured ears
- Overly large or small ears
- Dis-proportioned ears
How ear reshaping surgery is performed?
Ear reshaping surgery is performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia or general anesthesia depending on the age and condition of the patient. Incisions are usually made on the back of the ears but in some cases, when incisions are necessary on the front, they are made in the folds to hide scarring. After making incisions, required changes are made which include re-positioning of ears, reshaping by cutting part of cartilage or adding a cartilage graft. The last step of the procedure involves closing incisions.
Results, Side effects, and Benefits of Otoplasty
The procedure gives excellent and immediate results in the form of improved shape, size and position of ears. The initial results become visible after the initial swelling settles down but final outcomes appear after swelling and bruising subsides completely. Otoplasty, when done by an experienced cosmetic surgeon, does not cause any severe problems but like all other surgical procedures, certain temporary side effects are associated with it. These common side effects include swelling, bruising and pain. In very rare cases, bleeding, infection and delayed healing may also occur. You can avoid any complications by following your surgeon’s prescriptions and instructions.
Get a Consultation
It is always suggested to consult with an expert surgeon before you decide to undergo any treatment. The same is the case with otoplasty. Only a surgeon knows which technique suits you the best and how is he going to meet your requirements. After examining you physically, he will confirm your candidacy for the otoplasty surgery. Therefore, it is important to consult with a surgeon first and then decide something. If you are interested in knowing more about ear reshaping surgery, book an appointment with our surgeons for a free consultation by filling in the consultation form given on our website.