It is the surgery for the correction of the so-called "big ears" (i.e. prominent ears)
This surgery is intended to correct the increased ear separation from the skull. This separation makes them very protruding or projected forward, regardless of their actual size.
The otoplasty consists of carving the auricular cartilage, so that it takes a normal shape. This is achieved by an incision or cut, made on the skin of the back of the ears
The procedure can be performed at any age, above 8 years old, when the ear has reached more than 80% of its final size.
It is a strictly ambulatory surgery that can be performed with local anesthesia, local anesthesia plus sedation or full anesthesia.
It is a surgery with a mild to moderate pain, which requires, during the two weeks after surgery, that our patient wears a hat or a headband; that is in order to help keeping the ears in the correct position, especially at bedtime.It is a strictly ambulatory surgery that can be performed with local anesthesia, local anesthesia plus sedation or full anesthesia.
Unlike other facial surgeries, the bruise on the ear skin is minimal, and inflammation is not important either.
There should be restrictions on outdoor activities, and sports, for 3 to 4 weeks after surgery; however, the work disability is between 3 and 5 days.
As with other surgeries, the end results to establish the procedure benefits, are appreciated towards the 4th week after surgery.
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