Ear Surgery(Otoplasty)

Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)

Prominent Ear Repair

Creation / Repair of Ear Deformity

Torn Earlobe Repair
Repair Of The Prominent Ear Deformity

Correction of the prominent ears usually involves suturing of the pliable cartilage or resection of the cartilage or a combination of both. This may be done as early as 10 years of age. The scars are placed at the back of the ears and are indiscernible after several months.

Torn Earlobe Repair

Torn Earlobes are commonly seen in female patients who wear heavy earrings; the repair involves resection of the healed area and re-suturing of the edges on both sides.

What to Expect if You have an Ear Surgery:
Anesthesia: Local, Sedation or General
Location of Operation: Hospital
Length of Surgery: 1-2 hours for the prominent ear, 20-30 mins torn earlobe
Length of Stay: Outpatient (Home on the same day)
Discomfort: Mild to moderate pain under medication for 2-3 days
Medications/Smoking: (Aspirin, Vit. E, Gingko Biloba, etc.) Stop at least 10 days prior to surgery and resumed 2 weeks thereafter. Antibiotics may be prescribed.
Swelling and bruising: Will be mostly gone 7-10 days, cold compress will help
Dressing/Bandages: Bandages are placed behind, in front of the ear for support
Removal of Stitches: 7th – 10th day
Complications: Low risk such as prolonged swelling, bleeding, infection
Return to Work: You may do so 5-7 days, appearance is your only limiting factor
Exercise: May be resumed on the 3rd week
Final Result: Seen 3-6 months
Average Cost: Available upon request

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