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Otoplasty

Otoplasty

What is Otoplasty?

It is the surgical way to reshape the outer ear to remove deformations or make its appearance better. This procedure can be done on both cosmetic and medical grounds.

Redefine You offers the Otoplasty in Hyderabad by one of the Experienced plastic surgeon in the city.

What are the conditions that require Otoplasty?
  • Exceptionally larger ears also known as ‘Bat Ears’
  • Disproportioned ears protruding out
  • Lop ear (ear tip folds down and trends forward) or Shell ear (where a certain portion of the outer ear is missing)

However, it must be remembered, an Otoplasty cannot cure hearing defects.

How is an Otoplasty done?

Otoplasty is a day care procedure that hardly requires any hospitalisation. General or local anaesthesia is used depending on the type of the surgery. An incision is made at the back or the ear through which the surgeon gets and access to the cartilages. These cartilages are corrected according to requirement and the incision is then stitched up.

Who can opt for an Otoplasty?

Adults irrespective of gender or age can opt for this procedure. Children within the age group of 4 t0 14 years can undergo Otoplasty to correct ill-shaped ears.

What can you expect after an Otoplasty?
  • Your ear will be bandages to provide protection and support to the operated area
  • You might a feel a little discomfort, pain, itchiness in your ears
  • After the bandage is remove, your ear might appear to be red on swollen which will disappear within a few days.
  • Your ear might be a little pinned back, because it often tends to stick out to certain extend after the surgery. Pinning it back will help stick out to proportion.
What is the recovery time, probable risk factors involved?

Though the bandage is removed within a week and you may be allowed to lead a normal life, but the complete recovery might take as long as six weeks.

The risk factors associated with it is very minimal like, swelling, itching or mild pain. These disappear soon. However if you feel severe pain or notice bleeding, you must contact your doctor.

What are the post-operative precautions?
  • Avoid rigorous activities until you receive permission from your doctor. For younger children, they must refrain from overexertion.
  • Avoid putting pressure on the operated ear, wear a headband till your doctor says otherwise.
  • Don’t use shampoo, soap, blow dryers on or around the area.
  • Take the medication as prescribed for faster recovery.