Ear Correction surgery: How it can fix your protruding ears?
In today’s modern society, people are becoming more and more self-conscious about their overall appearance. One of the most prominent features on a person’s face are their ears. If you find your ears to be asymmetrical, it can be little hard to live with. The feeling of being different is a painful one. Many people often face bullying and social embarrassment because of their ears.
Are you also unhappy with how your ears look? Do you ever look in the mirror and wish that your ears were not proportional to your face? If so, then My Cosmetic Clinic in Manchester can help you with Ear correction surgery, which can help to improve the shape of your ears, making them less noticeable and aesthetically more pleasing!
Find out more about Ear Correction Surgery from this article and get the facts you need to make an informed decision.
What is Ear Correction Surgery?
Ear correction surgery, also known as Otoplasty, is a type of Cosmetic surgery that can improve the appearance of your ears. If you are unhappy with the way your ears look, whether due to their size, shape or position, this surgery can help. What more? It can also be used to correct any birth defects or injuries to your ears.
Otoplasty can correct a wide range of ear deformities, from prominent or “bat” ears to misshapen or asymmetrical ears. It can also be used to treat earlobe concerns. Although adults can undergo this procedure, it is most commonly performed on children and young teens. The procedure is relatively simple and recovery is typically quick; so, it is definitely worth considering if you are unhappy with your ears.
How is otoplasty done?
There are a number of different ways that ear correction surgery can be performed, depending on the specific problem that needs to be corrected. In general, the surgery involves making incisions in the skin behind the ears which will allow the surgeon to access the cartilage. The cartilage will then be reshaped or removed to achieve the desired look. Finally, the incision will be closed with stitches.
The entire procedure takes about 2-3 hours and is usually done under general anaesthesia. Finally, your surgeon will place bandages or dressings over your ears to protect them as they heal.
Why you should consider Otoplasty?
Otoplasty is more popular than ever before and it is no wonder why. It can be a very rewarding experience for those who undergo this procedure. Here are some of the reasons, why you should consider having your ears reshaped:
Fix Prominent Ears: If your ears stick out too far from your head, they may be more noticeable than you would like. This can be a source of embarrassment, especially for children who may be teased by their fellow mates. Otoplasty can help to pin back the ears closer to your head.
Improve Proportions: As mentioned, otoplasty can help create a more balanced look to your face by correcting the size and positioning of your ears.
Boost Self-esteem: Having surgery to correct your ear deformities can do wonders for your self-esteem and confidence. If you have been hiding your ears due to embarrassment, otoplasty can give you the freedom to show them off with pride.
Permanent Results: Otoplasty has permanent results, especially if performed in adulthood. It is unlikely that ears will undergo any natural changes, once they reach their full size. As a result, the post-operative look you achieve can last a lifetime.
However, it is important to note that otoplasty is not recommended for children under the age of 5, since their ears are still in the developing phase and their cartilage is too soft and delicate to hold any stitches.
The first step is to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon who has experience performing otoplasty. During your consultation, be sure to ask about the surgeon’s experience and results. Once you have found a surgeon whom you can trust, you can move forward with confidence knowing that you are in good and safe hands.
How long does it take to recover from otoplasty?
It is very normal to expect some post-operative pain following otoplasty surgery. This can be controlled with medication prescribed by your surgeon. A lighter bandage or headband may be worn for 3 weeks at night, to keep the ears in the correct position whilst you are sleeping.
Most people take approximately two weeks off from work to recover from otoplasty surgery. During this time, you should avoid strenuous activities as well as exposure to sun and wind. After two weeks, you can gradually return to your normal activities. It is important to protect your incisions from sun exposure for at least six months following your surgery.
Why Choose My Cosmetic Clinic?
When it comes to finding the right Clinic, you want to be sure that you choose one with the right amount of experience and expertise. My Cosmetic Clinic is a leading cosmetic clinic in Manchester, offering a wide range of aesthetic treatments. Our Dr Deemesh Oudit at MCC is a fully qualified plastic, aesthetic and reconstructive surgeon and has extensive experience in correcting a wide range of ear deformities.
No need to hide your ears anymore! Let us get your confidence back again! Schedule a quick consultation to learn more about how we can help you achieve your goals. Give us a call on 0161 989 1234 for further information.