Ear correction surgery, also known as otoplasty, is performed to correct ear deformity such as prominent ear, which is characterized by remoteness ear relative to the head and the deletion of a structure in the ear called anti-helix. This deformity can cause mental and emotional disorders, especially in childhood. The surgery treats this problem by bringing harmony to the face and improving self-esteem.
What is the earliest age that the surgery can be performed?
From 6 years of age, since at this age the growth of the ear is stable and significant changes will not occur.
Where is the otoplasty scar located?
The scar is located behind the ear and is almost invisible.
What type of anesthesia is used for Ear Correction surgery?
The anesthesia used can be local, local with sedation or general. This will be discussed amongst the surgical team and the patient.
How long does Ear Correction surgery last?
The average duration of the procedure is 1-2 hours.
How long is the hospital stay?
Ranges from 6-12 hours, depending on the type of anesthesia used.
Are dressings used for Ear Correction surgery?
Dressing is wrapped around the head with gauze and band and is removed after 24 hours. Following, protection will be used for 30 days in order to avoid local trauma, even while sleeping.
When are the stitches removed?
In 10 days.
When do I see the final result of Ear Correction surgery?
The majority of the positive result will be visible shortly after the ear correction is performed. Allow for 6 months to notice the complete result.
Can the ears return to their original location or protrude after the surgery?
This rarely recurs, but is not impossible. Post-operative care is paramount for long-lasting results. It is always good to remember that slight asymmetry can be noticed, which is the natural design of the body.
- Communicate with us until the day before surgery in case of flu, infections, or other illness.
- Appear to the surgical site on time and fast at least 8 hours before the surgery.
- Wash your hair the day before;
- You do not need to cut your long hair if you have one.
- Avoid sun, cold and local trauma for a period of 30 days;
- Attend to the clinic for postoperative control;
- Obey the prescription;
- You can return to school activities or work 5 days after surgery;