People with ears larger than usual are often made fun of for their appearance. Similarly, those who have asymmetrical ears or ears that protrude from the head’s side are also not pleased with their appearance. These issues occur naturally; however, they can be fixed with the help of Otoplasty. Commonly known as ear surgery, Otoplasty can reshape the structure of the ears permanently and provide respite to people having bigger or asymmetrical ears that impact their overall appearance. By getting Otoplasty, you will see a noticeable improvement in your appearance and overall confidence and self-assurance.
Otoplasty is the surgical correction of prominent ears, also known as “bat ears”. This procedure can improve the shape, position or proportion of the ear and is common amongst both children over the age of 5 and adults. Ear pinning involves surgically moving the ears closer to the head. It will bring a more natural shape and also balance and proportion to the face. With the help of Otoplasty, you can make your ear symmetrical to your face and become more confident of your appearance.
The surgery takes around 30 minutes and is done under local anesthesia with or without sedation. At Aesthetics International, we offer ear surgery performed by highly experienced and professionally trained surgeons. Your experience at our clinic for this surgery will be tailored to your needs and desired outcome. Our doctor will understand your requirements for this surgery during the consultation session and produce results that will meet your expectations. So, if you are looking to get ear surgery in Dubai, book your appointment at Aesthetics International now.
Ear surgery happens to be one of the most commonly performed plastic surgeries all over the world. It can significantly change your appearance and have a psychological impact as well. Adults and kids alike get this surgery to reshape their ears. This surgery offers numerous benefits. Some of these include:
Unlike other popular cosmetic surgeries, ear surgery can be performed on kids as well, but after their ears have fully developed. Although this surgery is safe for everyone, it is important that you share your complete medical history before opting for this procedure. Usually, one can get ear surgery if:
Otoplasty techniques depend on the type of correction needed. The corrections vary from making the ears appear less prominent by bringing them closer to the head, or to making earlobes appear smaller. Generally, an incision will be made on the back surface of the ear and/or within the inner creases of your ear. Post incisions, there may also be excess cartilage and skin to be removed. Stitches will be used to close the incision. The procedure time is generally 2 hours long.
Like other plastic and cosmetic surgeries, ear surgery also starts with an initial consultation session. The doctor briefs the patient about the procedure, its outcomes, and any potential risks and concerns the patient should be aware of. They also ask the patient about their medical history and may conduct a few tests as well. It is important for the patient to get their doubts clear and ask any question they have pertaining to the surgery and its results during this session. This will give them a better understanding of the outcome they can expect from Otoplasty.
After the initial consultation, the doctor gives the patient a list of things to do and avoid during the preparation phase of the surgery. It usually includes avoiding certain medications that can impact the result of the treatment. Furthermore, smoking and drinking are prohibited a few days prior to the surgery.
Otoplasty is generally an outpatient procedure. The patient is given local anesthesia to start the surgery. In some cases, the doctor may give general anesthesia. This practice is usually adopted when this surgery is performed on kids. The surgery technique varies depending on the type of Otoplasty. However, it usually involves making incisions either inside the ear’s folds or on its back. Then, the tissue of the ear is manipulated. This may include removing skin or cartilage, grafting of cartilage or shaping cartilage with permanent stitches. Once the required results are obtained, incisions are closed with the help of stitches.
Following surgery, a head bandage will keep your ears in place and allow for healing. The bandage is normally worn for 14 days after your surgery. Once the bandages are removed, swelling and tenderness are to be expected, and this can persist for up to a month after your surgery. Contact sports and swimming should be avoided for 6 weeks post-surgery.
Once your surgery is over, you can expect to see a noticeable change in how your ears look. However, it can take a few weeks until your ears have reached their final shape. Your ears may feel sore, itchy, or tender post-surgery. Furthermore, there will be swelling, redness, bruising, and numbness. These sensations go away after a while. But if they persist, visit your doctor for a check-up. Also, keep taking the medications prescribed by your doctor.
It is important to note that there is no guarantee of specific outcomes, so individual results and experiences can vary from person to person.
This procedure is commonly performed on younger children around the age of 5. This is because ears have fully formed at this age. It is also a common procedure to have done as a teenager or adult.
Light exercises can be performed. However, it is recommended to avoid contact sports and swimming for 6 weeks post-surgery.
There will be a prominent change in the appearance of the ears after the surgery. But, you will see the final results in 3 to 6 months.
Scars will continue to refine & will vary amongst patients depending on their natural healing process & location of incisions. In most cases, the incisions will be made behind the ear or in the natural folds of the ear, and generally, there is no visible scarring. They are generally refined to fine incision lines one year after surgery.
The patient is given anesthesia prior to the surgery; therefore, they do not feel any pain or discomfort. However, mild to moderate swelling, pain & itchiness after Otoplasty is to be expected and normal. You may also feel nausea and loss of balance temporarily. This is related to swelling around the inner ear and bandages around the head.
The surgery is usually safe. But, bleeding, infection, overcorrection, changes to skin sensation, and asymmetry in ear replacement are some of the risks that are associated with this surgery.
The cost of Otoplasty in Dubai varies depending on many factors, including but not limited to surgery technique, the degree of changes, patient’s health conditions, etc. You can get a fair estimate of the surgery cost during your initial consultation at Aesthetics International.
Yes, ear surgery offers permanent results as it surgically changes the shape of the ears.