Ear surgery or otoplasty comprises of a myriad of procedures designed to shape the existing ear or construct an ear lobe in case of congenital defects. Candidates for otoplasty include patients with:
The most common aesthetic procedure for the ear is correction of the protruding ear.
Types Of Anaesthesia: Local anaesthesia or General anaesthesia.
Duration: The procedure involves incisions at the back of the ear, correction of skin and cartilage protrusion and closure of the incision. This is a short duration procedure, no admission required.
Post Op Care: This involves a head dressing to protect the ear for a few days. Pain medications are required for a few days even after the sutures are removed.
The second most common procedure is repair of the ear lobule. It is a simple procedure performed under local anaesthesia.
The patient is advised not to wear earring for initial days after the treatment and then a new ear piercing is created.
Congenital absences of ears can be treated in a staged manner which takes approximately a couple of years after the child is 6 years old.