Ear surgery, also known as “otoplasty” is surgery to correct prominent ears, across a broad range of ages, in both males and females. The surgery pins the ears back closer to the head thus making them less prominent. This procedure is very common in children at the age of 5-6. Prominent ears can be very embarrassing for young children, and quite often causes them a great deal of distress, from the criticism of schoolmates and their peers. To avoid such torment or any psychological damage this surgery is performed at a relatively young age. Teenagers and adults often decide to have this surgery later in life, as often the opportunity was unavailable to them when younger.
AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR EAR SURGERY?
You may be a good candidate for ear surgery if you have one or more of the following conditions:
1. If your ears are prominent and stick out
2. If you feel you are unable to wear your hair tied back due to protruding ears
3. If you suffer criticism due to your ears sticking out
4. If you have one ear that sticks out or if you have one ear bigger than the other
HOW EAR SURGERY IS PERFORMED?
When having otoplasty surgery, a fold is created at the central point of the ear enabling Dr. Viral to reshape the cartilage. Dr. Viral buy ativan cheap will then remove the skin and either fold or remove a portion of the cartilage, allowing the ear to bend naturally towards the head. The procedure will take approximately 60 minutes. You can expect to be at the hospital for 2-4 hours.
You will be given either a general or local anaesthetic; it is important to inform either Dr. Viral Desai or the anaesthetist of any previous reactions to anaesthetics, or if you are anxious or suffer from a nervous disorder. Anaesthetists working with Dr. Viral have had extensive experience working with children and are very familiar with all facets of plastic surgery.
WHEN CAN I RESUME NORMAL ACTIVITIES
The decision for a child to return to school will depend on the parents and the child. Everyone heals at a different rate and some children will need to stay home longer than others. The average time spent away from work or school is approximately 7 days. It is important to avoid physical activity/exercise for at least three weeks post surgery.