Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)
The protruding and big ears can be embarrassing from all ages. As the Estrella Aesthetic Center with consulting service is one of the most satisfactory plastic surgery methods we offer. After seeing the results of the otoplasty surgery, children and adults continue their social lives more safely.
Who is a candidate for otoplasty?
The most common otoplasty patients are children and adults bothered by protruding ears that may lack the folds and contours of ears that are closer to the head. In children, the cartilage is soft enough that reshaping the ear is less difficult than it is when operating on the hardened cartilage of adult ears.
Otoplasty surgery is also suitable for repair of external ear injuries or earlobes, especially for torn or pierced earlobes. Most torn earlobes can be repaired using precision surgical techniques.
What are my options for ear surgery (otoplasty)?
Decisions about the most appropriate procedure for your or your child’s otoplasty will be discussed during a comprehensive consultation with one of the plastic surgeons guided by the Estrella Aesthetic Centre. Otoplasty to correct the protruding ears for young children is usually performed under general anesthesia. Local anesthesia is recommended for older candidates such as young people, but the procedure is usually performed under local anesthesia for adult patients. Results are instantly observed and there is no problem of social life adaptation.
Depending on the abnormality, various surgical techniques are available. In some cases, a combination of techniques is suitable. In order for the ears to protrude, the ear cartilage is reshaped and rotated “set back” more than the head skin to allow the cartilage to be rewound (by a series of small incisions), and then secured with a series of non-dissolvable sutures that self-melt in the tissue for attachment.
Ear lobe repairs usually require removal of the damaged part of the earlobe and followed by careful suturing to restore an intact earlobe. Your surgeon will discuss the best approach to your concern.