Otoplasty (Ear Surgery)
Protruding ears are often the vector of ridicule and disparaging remarks that may affect the psychological balance of a person, creating complex, school conflicts or social embarrassment ...
Adult, it is often difficult to entrust the other problems that protruding ears, too visible face, or too prominent cause. And these are the children of 7 to 12 years who complain the most, due to school conflicts and psychological suffering that result. But if you can live without worry of ridicule of others, the majority of people, however, prefer to conduct an otoplasty.
To understand the mechanism of separation
The operation can correct protruding ears three types of defects that are more or less associated:Excessive angulation between the pinna and the skull, giving an ear peel appearance.
Excessive size of the central cartilage (cartilage of the conch). This hypertrophy increases the spacing of the ear relative to the skull. Failure plication cartilage of the pinna (antihelix). This anomaly causes a lack of relief, the ear is not quite folded on itself. The pavilion appears to be too slick. short speech, otoplasty can permanently end the often complex ponderous. She treats all ear deformities like protruding ears, malformed or too prominent. By reworking the relief cartilage and kinking, intervention otoplasty redesigned symmetrical ears, natural looking and normal size in harmony with the rest of the face. Concealed in the recesses behind the ear, the incisions are not visible scars.
Result of the operation of a bilateral otoplasty
Otoplasty can be practiced in adults at any age and children from 7 years, when the growth of the ear is correct.
The demand for otoplasty should always be from a personal approach. This is the plastic surgeon to make sure it is not a purely parental demand. Most often, children can express their motivation and desire atrial correction given the sustained ridicule.
An otoplasty is most often performed on both ears (bilateral transaction), but can only relate to one ear (unilateral otoplasty). The results are generally very satisfactory, both aesthetically and psychologically.
Before the operation
It is reported to have at least 1-2 preoperative consultation with your cosmetic surgeon. The therapeutic strategy is explained, after analysis of ear abnormalities. Facial morphology is also examined in order to harmonize best ears with the entire face.
The surgeon will give you these opportunities and a detailed personalized quotation specifying the terms of its intervention (see the price of otoplasty). If a neuroleptic analgesia is planned (assisted local anesthesia), an anesthetist will also be consulted maximum 2 days before surgery.
Conduct of the operation of otoplasty
Result of surgery of prominent ears
The procedure is performed under local anesthesia, under neuroleptic analgesia or rarely under general anesthesia. The type of anesthesia is determined by age and tolerance patient.La procedure time was 45 minutes to 1 hour depending on the treated defects and whether the correction is unilateral or bilateral. The surgeon hides incisions otoplasty in the natural folds behind the ear (postauricular furrow), and in some cases in the natural folds of the front of the flag, to work the cartilaginous structures of the pavilion and correct the anomalies. A bandage is then applied around the head to properly maintain the ears. Hospitalization is most commonly performed on an outpatient (out the same day).
Moderate pain eased with regular painkillers. The dressing is removed the next day. Bruising may occur and last for a week. Edema (swelling) may be present and hide the new contours of the ear but will gradually disappear. A contention headband should be worn day and night for about 15 days, during which time any physical effort is proscribed. There are no wires to remove. A work stoppage of 3 to 7 days is recommended. The result is final after 2 to 3 months, after the melting of the edema and the time that the tissues are relaxed.