Protruding, deformed, and asymmetrical ears can negatively affect self-esteem and confidence. Many people consider their ears to be embarrassing and are ashamed of them, and yet find it very difficult to hide them. Ear correction surgery is a very popular procedure, and allows the patient to overcome the embarrassment that they’ve been living with and embrace their ears as a pleasing aesthetic feature.
Ear correction surgery, or otoplasty, is the surgical operation that improves the aesthetic and functional appearance of the ears. The operation can address various problems such as asymmetry, odd shape, excessive size, floppiness, and pointiness.
Both men and women who are dissatisfied with the appearance of their ears are candidates for otoplasty. The patients should be in relatively good mental and physical health, and should have realistic expectations for the procedure.
General information about the ears surgery in the Alfa Medic hospital
Surgical intervention lasts 2-3 hours, depending on the degree of correction, and a more accurate assessment of the surgery will be given during the preoperative consultation with a doctor who will guide patients through the whole process. After the patient receives anesthesia, the doctor makes the incision in the hidden natural crease behind the ear, removes excess skin and cartilage, and when the desired contour is reached, the cut is sewn and the operation is complete.
Recovery is usually faster than with other surgical procedures and patients can return to their regular activities 4 days after surgery. Normally, the patient will be able to see the appearance of their ears when bandages are removed, in the mean time you should avoid any action that might compromise the recovery protocol recommended for the next 30 days, which is especially true for all types of contact sports, which can bend and injure ear.