Otoplasty Surgery

Otoplasty at Cosmosure

Ears are, literally, the parts that stand out from a person’s face. But if they stand out more than necessary, then protruding ears can be a problematic property. Ear Surgery or Otoplasty is for restoring shape and appearance to the ears. They correct the deformities and damages of Pinna (external ear).

At COSMOSURE, you will have one less thing to worry about your problems when you approach our surgeons for consulting and to know in an elaborated fashion about your present situation.

When Should Surgery Be Done, and who are the right candidates for surgery?

  • To correct a defect in the ear structure that is present at birth that becomes apparent with development or to treat misshapen ears caused by injury.
  • To treat large ears – A rare condition called Macrotia.
  • To treat protruding ears occurring on one or both sides in varying degrees – not associated with hearing loss.
  • Healthy children without untreated chronic ear infection and healthy adults who do not smoke and have a positive outlook towards life are ideal candidates.

Procedure

The patient is sedated with anaesthesia, and then an incision to one side of a flat cartilage piece is made to permit the evolution of the ear contour. Correction of protruding ears uses surgical techniques to create or increase the antithetical fold; it can be a technical element of the corrective ear surgery. When done without an incision, the procedure is deemed an incisionless Otoplasty, wherein the surgeon places a needle through the skin, to model the cartilage and to emplace the retention sutures that will affix the antihelix and conchal bowl areas. Internal, non-removable sutures are used to create and secure the newly shaped cartilage in place. External stitches close the incisions, with care taken to see that other structures are not disturbed.

Post Operational Measures/ Recovery

  • Discomfort immediately following ear surgery is normal and can be controlled with pain medication.
  • For several days after the surgery, the Otoplasty patient wears a voluminous, non-compressive dressing upon the corrected ear, and must avoid excess bandage pressure upon the ear.
  • It is essential that bandages remain intact and are not removed, for any reason. Failure to do so may result in loss of some of the correction and may require a secondary surgery.

Risks and Complications

  • Infections and bleeding are rare after the surgery
  • Asymmetry, excess pain, blood clot are also some of the risks included after the surgery, but these all are very rare as our surgeons use the best techniques and equipment to perform a surgery
  • If you are looking for Otoplasty, come to COSMOSURE to meet our doctors