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Protruding Ears (Otoplasty)

Otoplasty
Ear surgery or otoplasty, can improve the shape, position or proportion of the ear. Otoplasty can correct a defect in the ear structure that is present at birth that becomes apparent with development or it can treat deformed ears caused by injury. Ear surgery creates a natural shape, while bringing balance and proportion to the ears and face.

This surgery is done to correc Overly large ears — a rare condition called macrotia, Protruding ears or bat ears occurring on one or both sides in varying degrees.

This surgery is possible at any age, but is often recommended for children as they near total ear development at age five or six. When the ears are corrected prior to the child entering school, the surgery helps eliminate potential psychological trauma.This surgery can be done under general anaesthesia for children and under local anaesthesia for adults.
The ears are positioned closer to the head by reshaping the cartilage (supporting tissue). This is usually done through incisions placed behind the ears so that subsequent scars will be concealed in a natural skin crease. After the surgery, a gauze dressing or bandage may be worn for a week or more to ensure that the ears heal in their new, corrected position. Strenuous activities and contact sports should be avoided for several weeks.

This surgery is done at Image medical centre.