The Ear is one of the organs that play a large role in the external appearance of the person. The Ear has both aesthetic and functional importance. Otoplasty is also commonly referred to as the Ear reshaping, Ear correction or Pinnaplasty procedure. Otoplasty is a surgical procedure that often involving altering the shape and size of the ears and pinning them back. The Otoplasty procedure is a relatively safe procedure and it can be performed on both children and adults. However, the procedure can prove to be a little bit dangerous for children under the age of 5, so it is best to postpone this procedure till the child is post-puberty, so that the final form takes the child and the child will not have to do the procedure again after puberty. The Otoplasty procedure often involves thinning the cartilaginous structure from behind the ear.
Otoplasty is considered to be one of the most popular aesthetic surgeries in Turkey and the world. There is a wide range of formal disorders that can affect the ear and they include restriction of congenital development. One of the most common aesthetic disorders that affect the ear is squeezed ear deformity. In order to fix the squeezed ear deformity, the angles of the ear are corrected and directed towards the head. The normal angle between the ear and the skull is about 30 to 35 degrees. Ear aesthetic disorders are not known to cause any physiological effects but they can have a large effect on the psychological and aesthetic aspects of the patient’s life. The Otoplasty procedure can be used to protect the external ear plate. The doctor will make sure that the shape and size of the patient’s ear are adjusted to suit the need of the patient and improve the appearance of the ear.
The Otoplasty Procedure
The otoplasty procedure is a simple one and it can be performed on both children and adults. However, the procedure can prove to be a little bit dangerous for children under the age of 5, so it is best to postpone this procedure till the child is post-puberty, so that the final form takes the child and the child will not have to do the procedure again after puberty. The otoplasty procedure often involves thinning the cartilaginous structure from behind the ear.
Before the start of this procedure, the patient must be five years or older so that the cartilage has grown properly. The patient must be calm and able to cooperate and respond with the doctor in charge during the procedure. The patient must also be healthy and free of diseases.
The person interested in having the otoplasty procedure must be healthy and free of diseases. The person must be practical in his analysis and should not exaggerate the expected results of the the procedure, because excessive optimism will provide the opposite results if the size and shape of the ear after the procedure are different for the form the patient desire. It is also best that the patient avoid smoking in a period of time before the procedure. The patient must be conscious of his or her desire to undergo the Otoplasty procedure.
Otoplasty before and after
The first step involved in the otoplasty procedure involves putting the patient under the influence of total anesthesia. The next step involves the doctor creating a surgical incision. Once the patient is fully under the influence of anesthesia, the doctor will make a surgical incision just behind the ear, in the natural fold where the ear is joined to the head and the operations. The next step involves the doctor removing excess cartilage of the auricle in order to control the cartilage for treatment.
The next step in the otoplasty procedure involves the treatment of cartilage. The doctor will treat the cartilage and control the shape and size of the ear according to the patient’s desire. The last step involves the closing of the surgical incision. The doctor will close the surgical incision and put bandages on them.
The patient will have to wait for about 10 days in order to remove the stitches. The patient will have to wear a circular head bandage for about 1 week after the surgery and then a head bandage for the following two weeks.
There are some complications that may occur after the otoplasty procedure. If the patient notices any of these complications, it is best to check with the doctor in charge of the procedure. The patient might experience some bleeding, swelling and bruising in the ear. The patient might also become infected during or after the procedure if the instruments used for this procedure and the operating room are not properly sterilized. The patient may become aware of some of the anesthetics.
Another complication involved in the otoplasty procedure is the potential loss of ear sensation in patients, itchy feeling and pain experience when touching the ear. The ears and deformity might not also be properly matched. This is mainly as a result of the doctor’s lack of experience and inefficiency. When some of these complications occur, it might require another otoplasty surgery.