Otoplasty is a surgery aesthetic character to improve the appearance of the ears according to their shape and size. This surgery can give the patient the desired symmetry between their ears and facial features. Otoplasty can correct prominent ears, taking them to a better position, you can modify the size of the ears, or create a new in patients who were born without them (microtia) or have lost in an accident.
This surgery is a bit complicated procedure and can be performed in any patient who is in good overall health, and be sure to want to improve the appearance of their ears. It is highly requested surgery both men, women, for children. In the case of children you need to have completed the process of natural growth of their ears.
This surgery can get great results so that your ears are proportionate to the rest of the body. Prominent ears are often a matter of concern and affect several children, causing rejection make social relations at school. This is the most requested in the otoplasty procedure: correction of prominent ears.
Each patient is unique, so personal attention is absolutely necessary. In the consultation the doctor will evaluate the case and tell the patient what is the best procedure for reasons aesthetic concerns and needs.
Otoplasty is a little complicated surgery that can be performed under local anesthesia and on an outpatient basis, so it does not require hospitalization. The surgeon will proceed to modify the shape or size of the ears depending on the patient's needs. The incisions are usually made on the back dela ear so the scar will be barely visible behind the ears.
A variation of this procedure is the Reconstruction of the Earlobe, which is done when this structure is torn or damaged due to aging process.The surgery takes about 20 minutes and is performed under local anesthesia. Depending on the damage, can be done from a small resection (removal of part of the lobe) to a flap to rebuild the lobe. The technique used determines whether the earring hole is done or not; in the case of making a flap, the hole is opened in the same surgery and, instead, when performing a resection, the surgeon must remake the earring hole after two months of recovery.
After the operation, the surgeon will leave the patient put a bandage to heal tissue in the desired shape. Inflammation and discomfort refer gradually during the first few days. At 7 days, the patient will be able to return to their daily activities as long as you follow the doctor's instructions. The medical staff will monitor to evaluate the success of the surgery and the general health of the patient.
In the case of Reconstruction of the Earlobe, recovery process is quick and painless. The patient should rest during the day of the surgery and the next day can return to normal activities. Patients should only be careful not to get wet ears in a couple of days or wear earrings. The stitches are removed within a period of two to three weeks. Aftercare to prevent re-tear lobes involve using only light earrings and remove it before sleep, dressing or undressing to avoid accidents and prevent re-stretching.
In our clinic otoplasty is performed by the plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Jeffrey LaGrasso M.D., who, with his excellent surgical team has a long list of satisfied patients. All our professionals are highly qualified and specialized in this type of procedures.