This procedure can correct irregular ears that have been caused by injury, congenital defects in the structure of the ear and ears that are very noticeable.
Many people choose ear surgery when they have macrotia (a congenital deformity where the outer ear is poorly developed and very small), ears that protrude on one or both sides of the head (otoplasty), or correct traumatic deformities of the ear. If you are considering getting surgery on one or both of your ears, you should talk to an experienced doctor during the consultation and give them a detailed description of the surgery, the options available, before and after a photo of the patients who received the surgery. costs and more. During the consultation, do not hesitate to ask any questions that concern you related to the surgical procedure, so that you can have a full understanding and make a decision based on your needs and circumstances.
Ear Surgery Procedure Steps
Otoplasty is a common surgical procedure performed on thousands of patients in the United States each year to correct “prominent” ears. During this procedure, children are usually put to sleep to avoid anxiety, while adults have a choice in this area. This procedure is usually performed on an outpatient basis, or under local anesthesia or general anesthesia. After the surgical procedure, the head bandage is usually worn for about a week, after which the patient will wear a headband at night for a period of thirty days. The average age most doctors begin correcting anatomical types of deformities is about 5-6 years, because it is before the time when children enter first grade; However, there are many of these types of procedures performed on individuals of all ages.
Children who are good candidates for ear surgery include those who are healthy and have no untreated chronic ear infections or life-threatening illnesses, are able to follow instructions and cooperate well, are at least 5 years old, or have ear cartilage stable enough. for correction and can communicate with them well. Given all these factors, it is also essential to work with family staff that are suitable for children, for this procedure to be trained to work with all types of children. Teenagers or adults who are good candidates for ear surgery include those who are non-smokers, those who have a specific goal and a positive outlook for their surgical procedure, are healthy, and have no illnesses or life-threatening illnesses that will interfere with healing.
Ear Tube Insertion
The success of any plastic surgery procedure depends largely on the surgeon who performs the procedure. For this reason, choosing and an experienced surgeon who has many years of training and experience in the type of surgery you will be receiving is essential to the outcome of your procedure. When receiving ear surgery, your doctor should have extensive training in the field of reconstruction and cosmetic plastic surgery. A surgeon who is certified by ABO (American Council of Otolaryngology), ABI (American Council of Plastic Surgery), will be the best choice for someone who is qualified enough to improve both the natural functionality and aesthetic functions of the body with very minimal scarring. .
Contact the office of a professional and well-qualified plastic surgeon to schedule and contact us to get more information about the ear surgery procedure. During the consultation with a qualified and professional surgeon, learn about all available options, such as recovery time, how soon you can resume your regular activities, costs, special care instructions and more.