Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)
Individuals born with ear deformities or abnormally sized ears are prone to teasing and mockery which could result in low self-esteem, especially seen among children. Ear surgery, also known as Otoplasty, can repair a number of cosmetic issues related to the ear so that you do not have to experience feelings of self-consciousness about you appearance. Our doctors listens to and understands the frustration that can come with malformed or oversized ears, and will be happy to assist you with Otoplasty to correct the ear deformities with cosmetic surgery and in turn boost confidence into your lives. If you suffer from malformed ears and intend to undergo Ear correction & reshaping surgery in Chennai, read on.
Ear Surgery Candidates
Ear Correction surgery is a unique cosmetic surgery procedure which is normally performed on children ages 4 to 14 years old. For the surgery to be performed it is important that the ears are fully developed. Adults may undergo this procedure to correct any traumatic injuries which has led to deformities. Ear surgery can be adopted by those who suffer from the follow issues
- Distended ears
- Malformed earlobes
- Small ears or abnormally shaped ears
The Ear Surgery Procedure
Depending on the issue that is being corrected, the procedure may vary from patients to patients. However all ear correction & pinning are performed under general anesthesia and on an outpatient basis, i.e. you will be able to return home on the same day of surgery. Some children who experience more lasting side effects of anesthesia may stay overnight at the hospital or in our surgical facility.
An inconspicuous incision is made behind the ear through which the Doctors will access the tissues of the ear. For particularly large ears, excess tissues are removed and ears are repositioned closer to the head, creating a more normal appearance. In instances where the ears are malformed or extremely small use of a technique known as grafting is performed to add tissue and cartilage to the ear. Grafting is a more extensive procedure because it requires the surgeons to remove skin and tissue from one part of your body and relocate it to the ear, and hence the extent of an ear reshaping surgery will depend on the changes being made.
Recovering from Ear Surgery
After your Otoplasty procedure you should experience swelling, mild discomfort, temporary numbness, but nothing very serious. Some patients’ experiences headaches, but each of these side effects typically subsides within a few days. Children who undergo ear surgery should rest up for at least a week after surgery to ensure proper healing. As an adult you can resume normal activities in two to three days. Our doctors will help you with complete post-operative instructions to be followed during the healing course. You will also be prescribed pain medications to help you with any discomfort you may experience. If you have any questions or concerns during your recovery period our staff is available around the clock.