Prominent and too small or too large ears are a feature that troubles many people and make them feel cautious affecting their confidence. Usually women are more concerned about the appearance of ears. Even if your rest of the facial features are perfect and well-proportioned, producing and prominent ears affect your facial appearance. Ear reshaping surgery – known as otoplasty – is perfect option for those women who want to 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 the surgical procedure that improves the shape, size, position and proportion of ears. It can also be performed to correct the defect in the structure of ear that is present by birth or appears with the development or treat the misshapen ears caused by some accident or injury. The surgery results in more balanced natural shaped ears. It is suitable for 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
- Disproportioned ears
How ear reshaping surgery is performed?
Ear reshaping surgery is performed on outpatient basis under local anesthesia or general anesthesia depending on the age and condition of patient. Incisions are usually made on the back surface of 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. They may include repositioning of ears, reshaping by cutting part of cartilage or adding a cartilage graft. The last step of the procedure is 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 no doubt become visible after the initial swelling settles down but final outcomes are shown after swelling and bruising subsides completely. Otoplasty, when done by an experienced plastic 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.
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