Ear surgery – otoplasty
Protuberant ears can be a devastating aesthetic deformity. Otoplasty is a simple straight forward procedure, which can give the ears a natural shape, orientation and configuration, and have dramatic positive effects on one's self esteem.
- A "lop-ear deformity" refers to the absence of an ear-cartilage fold known as the antihelix, which is the smaller curved inner ridge of the ear that parallels the outer curve of the ear. This type of deformity presents as an abnormally shaped ear that tends to flop forward.
- The second common condition is a "cup-ear deformity," which refers to the exuberant cup-like cartilage bowl that resides near the actual ear canal that in turn makes the ear project out excessively.
- Surgery involves identifying the exact cosmetic problem and intervening in a targeted approach and on a timely basis.
There are two principal conditions that require Otoplasty for cosmetic reasons. These may exist in isolation or in combination.
Who is the best candidate for Ear Reshaping?
- If you are born with overly big or small ears.
- If your ears are disproportionate in context to your head or oddly located.
- If your ears bulge out noticeably.
- If you have wretched with an injury that has negatively impacted the shape or positioning of the ears
- Children are common patients for otoplasty.if and when the ears have reached their full size, which usually happens around age six.
- A set-back otoplasty, is a procedure to reduce the prominence of ears that bulge out too much, can be performed on both adults as well as children.
The need for EAR RESHAPING