The face is full of features and details that together are beautiful. Each organ or feature completes the other one to show the overall shape and detail of the face.
All these features and details are very important even the small one. For example, an ear is a small member and its place is not visible in the face, like the rest of the organs as it is located on both sides of the head, but it affects the shape of the whole face.
Any problem or distortion in it would make a big difference in appearance.
Cosmetic medicine has always been developed to remove any cause or cosmetic problem that may cause distress and dissatisfaction fir you. For every problem, a solution in the cosmetic world.
What is Ear surgery or Otoplasty?
Simply, It is aimed at repairing ear defects, whether congenital defects or accidents and fractures. This is done by adjusting the ear pinna which is the outer part of the ear in which the cartilage is corrected to show the ear in a beautifully coordinated form with the rest of the facial contours.
The perfect candidate to Ear surgery may be a child:
Of the few procedures that can be performed for children. Some children suffer from a prominent ear, which subject them to a lot of harassment, especially at school.
This problem can therefore be solved by ear surgeries where the excess cartilage causing the ear protrusion is removed and the ear is attracted to the side of the head to reduce the distance between the head and the ear.
It is preferable to be done to a child over five years of age to ensure complete growth of the ear cartilage. It is also preferred to perform it to the child before entering school to avoid being ridiculed and harassed.
* Ear surgeries are not only for children but also for adults who suffer from ear deformity or large size.
What are the ear defects that need Ear surgeries?
-A Bat ear or prominent ear.
-The small or large size of the ear and their inconsistency with the rest of the facial features.
-Congenital malformations of the ear.
-Deformities caused by accident or fracture.
What kind of Anesthesia is used in Ear surgeries?
Children are subjected to general anesthesia and adults can be subjected to local anesthesia with tranquillizers.
How is the Ear surgery performed?
1-The patient is subjected to anesthesia depending on the condition.
2-The surgeon will make a small incision in a place hidden behind the ear.
3-The cartilage is corrected and the excess is clipped.
4-The wound is sutured cosmetically.
5-A bandage is placed on the ear and the result appears immediately after removing the bandage.
6-The operation lasts about one hour for a single ear.
Are there non-surgical ways for Ear correction?
There are some limited non-surgical methods for Ear correction, but they do not produce the required results. To date, there is no substitute for surgery to treat an upright or prominent ear.
All that is used now and not surgical, is the concealment of ear defects through some accessories and adhesive tapes.
Tips After Ear surgery:
1-it is necessary to take the medicines prescribed by doctor as antibiotics and analgesics.
2-Avoid exposure of the head to the current water to keep the wound from infection.
3-Tagmeel clinics will advise you to wear a dedicated ear guard in the first days after the operation to protect the ear from bruising and keep the wound clean.
4-Some swelling and redness may occur during the recovery period of the procedure and are normal symptoms.
Complications of Ear Surgeries:
As with any surgery, there is a possibility of complications after surgery, which is very decreased with an efficient and experienced surgeon in conducting surgeries.
Complications of plastic ear surgery include the possibility of:
-Infection of the wound due to lack of care and failure to comply with post-operative instructions.
-There may be damage to the ear nerve due to the inexperience of the surgeon and not choosing him well.
-The asymmetry and inconsistency of both ears may occur.