Ear surgery solves a problem of undesirable position, shape of ear auricle. Such problems can be solid by so-called otoplasty.
What is ear surgery (otoplasty)?
Ear auricle are very complicated in terms of shapes and anatomy. Otoplasty can solve abnormalities from normal position of ear auricles and thein shape. The most often requested surgery is to set prominent ears back closer to the head with possible ear shaping. It is most often children from age 5 to 10 who undergo the otoplasty. The ears are fully grown by age four. It is recommended to undergo the surgery in earlier age as less leasing and ridicule the child will have to endure. There is no reason for adults not to carry the surgery.
How does the surgery take?
The procedure is carried out under a local anesthesia and requires overnight stay at the clinic. The surgery lasts about an hour.
What will happen in the recovery period?
After the surgery your head will be applied with the bandages. The ears may ache a lot for a few days after the surgery (especially adults), this can be relieved by medication. A sensibility of auricles lasts for 2 weeks up to several months. The bandages will be removed after 8-10 days when the stitches will be also removed.For a two weeks we recommend you to wear a headband – over day and at night, and another two months at nights only. The headband is important for healing and protects the auricles in thein new position.