Ear Surgery

GOAL:

Improve the shape, position or proportion of the ear. It can correct defects in the ear structure whether this was present at birth or after an accident.

 

It is a good option if:

You have protruding ears, overly large ears, malformed or inadequately developed ears.

 

Children are good candidates if:

They are at least 5 years old or have cartilage that is stable enough for correction.

 

During consultation:

Be prepared to discuss your surgical goals (or your child) and medical conditions

I will evaluate the degree of protrusion and the overdeveloped structures. I will take photographs and discuss the ear surgery options.

 

Prior to surgery:

You will have to get a routine lab test.

 

The procedure:

The options include intravenous sedation or general anesthesia (usually for children)

Surgery aims to correct or increase the antihelical fold and to reduce the enlarged conchal cartilage. Incisions are in the back of the ear. Dressings will be used to support the new shape during the initial phases of healing.

 

Recovery and after surgery:

The results of the ear surgery are immediate visible. A headband (like tennis band) will be required for 10 days. Over the first postoperative weeks, swelling will resolve and incision lines will fade.

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