Deformed Ears in need of Otoplasty?
Did you know that as many as 20% of all U.K men and women are dissatisfied with the size or shape of one or both ears? My cosmetic clinic specializes in Otoplasty, which can help you achieve the ears you’ve always wanted.
The ear is an important part of our facial anatomy and it can be quite noticeable when it’s misshapen. It’s important that Otoplasty is done by a skilled surgeon who is up to date with the latest techniques. This blog will answer some of the most frequently asked questions about Otoplasty. Check it out!
What is Otoplasty?
Otoplasty, or ear correction surgery, can improve the shape and position of your ear. It can be used to correct an ear structure defect that is present at birth or that develops over time. This procedure can also be used to treat kinked ears caused by injury.
Otoplasty restores balance and proportion to the ears and face by creating a more natural shape. Even minor deformities can have a significant impact on appearance and self-esteem.
If your auricle does not develop properly, you might like to consider Otoplasty to correct the size and shape of your ears.
What are the benefits of Otoplasty?
Ear correction surgery, also known as Otoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure that can help you achieve your desired ears. While it’s true that a lot of people don’t want to go through the surgery, it’s worth noting that there are a lot of benefits to undergoing this procedure.
With this procedure, cosmetic surgery experts can reshape the ears to have a more attractive shape, adding or removing any excess cartilage and skin that may be present.
Otoplasty can make the ears look smaller, more proportional, and more symmetrical.
What procedures are available for Otoplasty?
There are two main types of ear correction surgery- open ear correction surgery and closed ear correction surgery.
Closed ear correction surgery is done through incisions inside the ears. Closed procedures require less recovery time but can cause scarring inside the ear canal which may result in reduced hearing ability.
Open ear correction surgery is done through incisions made behind the ears which heal faster with minimal chance of scarring behind the ears.
The procedures that can be performed during open ear correction surgery include:
Ear Pinning: This procedure makes ears stand up by placing surgical tape or Otoplasty rings behind the ears to give them shape.
Ear Lobe Reduction: This procedure can be performed alone or combined with pinning. It reduces the size of the ear lobe giving it a more proportionate look to match
What are the risks of undergoing Otoplasty?
Similar to other surgical Procedures Ear correction surgery has some minimal risks.
- Infection and reactions to anesthesia are risks that come with any surgery.
- some people experience breathing problems such as a blocked nose or an obstructed airway after the procedure
- Scars around the incision site.
It’s important to keep in mind that many of these risks aren’t necessarily tied to whether you get ear correction surgery at all, they’re more likely linked to how the procedure is performed by your doctor and what kind of anesthesia you received.
Who is an appropriate candidate for Otoplasty?
Here are some general guidelines for who is a good candidate for this Otoplasty procedure:
- Individuals Who are at least 5 years old
- Individuals Under the Age of 66
- Who are Non Smokers
- People who have Healthy Heart and Lungs.
If you aren’t happy with the size or shape of your ears, schedule your Otoplasty with our experienced surgeons at My Cosmetic Clinic.
Call today to learn more about Otoplasty and how you can let go of the stigma of imperfection @0161 989 1234.
Posted on : January 31, 2022