Do people make fun of your prominent ears? Plastic surgery can solve the problem once and for all.
Some of you are familiar with jokes about people with protruding ears and you may, too, have laughed or you may be one of those people jokes are for. Most of the times, men and women with protruding or large ears hide them behind their hair. The good news is that otoplasty, which is also performed on children up to 14 years old, corrects all defects and deformities such as protruding ear flaps, the cup ear (also known as restricted or lop ear) or the shell ear (when certain features of it are missing). Otoplasty offers patients a great emotional boost.
The otoplasty procedure
Otoplasty can be performed on children with general anesthesia and on adults under local anesthesia. It lasts about 2 hours. The procedure begins with a small incision on the back of the ear, through which the skin is detached from the cartilage, which serves as the framework of the ear.
The cartilage is entirely or partially remodeled, depending on the case. The plastic surgeon “pins” the cartilage backwards to the desired position and then permanently stitches it in its new position with non-absorbable stitches. At the end of the operation the doctor stitches the incision and wraps it with a special elastic bandage that the patient has to wear for only 6 hours, while the pain is totally imperceptible. As the stitches are non-absorbable, the doctor removes them after two weeks.
The swelling and bruising completely go away during the following 10-15 days. Adults may return to their daily routine within five days, while children may go back to school 10 days, avoiding sports activities.
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