» Protruding Ears (Otoplasty)
Protruding Ears (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.