Ear correction surgery

Ear correction surgery Ear correction surgery involves change of the position, size, and shape of ears. Ear surgery is also used to repair congenital and acquired ear malformations. Protruding ears are a problem not only for adults and therefore, otoplasty is performed even in children aging above 5 years. Ear surgery may save them from mockery of their peers. Please note that ear surgery does not affect the ability to hear.

Year correction surgery Warsaw – who is a perfect candidate?

Ear correction surgery is for people, who:

  • are older than 5 years
  • fight with complexes
  • are mocked by acquaintances
  • are not chronically ill
  • have a problem with too large, protruding ears
  • are mature enough to follow postsurgical recommendations

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Ear correction surgery, advantages:
  • Increased self-confidence
  • Batter ear shape and proportions
  • Improved self-esteem
  • Permanent effect

Ear correction surgery – preparation for surgery

Before the operation it is recommended to stop smoking tobacco and discontinue anticoagulants (e.g. aspirin). You should also arrange transport back home. Otherwise, ear correction surgery does not require any more significant preparations.

Ear surgery- how is it performed

Ear correction surgery lasts approximately 1.5 hour. Othoplasty is performed mostly under local anesthesia however, in some cases (especially in children) general anesthesia is used. The surgeon makes small incisions on the posterior surface of the ear. Then, the skin is separated from the cartilage. The cartilage is reshaped and pulled to the back. At the end the incision is stitched to preserve new shape of the ear.

Protruding ear surgery – convalescence

After the procedure the wound is covered with dressing with antibiotics and elastic bandage in order to maintain desired shape of the ear. For several hours after the procedure the patient may experience nausea and distraction. It is a side effect of administered anesthesia. It is very important to restrain from washing your head for a week after the procedure, because this may damage ears. You will able to return to work after approximately a week after surgery. People, who do sports are recommended to wear a special head band that protects ears from various injuries. You should also wear it at night.

Ear correction surgery – outcomes

The first changes are visible directly after the procedure, although the remodeling of the cartilage lasts approximately 6 months. After this time, it will become harder and more elastic.

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