Otoplasty, also known as ear tuck or ear pinning, is a cosmetic procedure to change the shape, position, or size of the ears. You might consider otoplasty if your ears are too large, extend too far from your head, or are somehow misshapen due to injury or birth defect. Patients respond well to ear tuck surgery as long as their ears are fully formed. Normally, otoplasty is almost always performed on both ears, even if only one is considered undesirable by the patient, to keep the face symmetrical. This procedure does not affect the position of the ear, or the ability to hear, it is purely aesthetic.
Preparing for Otoplasty or Ear Tuck
When preparing for otoplasty, be prepared to answer questions about your medical history, undergo a physical examination, and discuss your specific expectations and desires with the plastic surgeon. Your doctor may ask you to stop smoking before the surgery, avoid certain medications such as aspirin and anti-inflammatory drugs, and arrange for help during recovery from otoplasty.
Risks Associated with Otoplasty or Ear Tuck
While most ear tuck surgery procedures are performed easily with little or no complications, there are some risks involved with otoplasty. As with any surgery, some scarring will occur. Fortunately, with otoplasty, this scarring is usually hidden either behind your ear or within your ear’s inner creases. Sometimes the healing process causes the ears to remain asymmetrical, and sometimes ear tuck surgery may not completely correct ear asymmetry. At times the procedure can leave the skin surrounding the ear oversensitive or causing other skin sensation problems. In most cases, this ends soon after the surgery, only in very rare cases is oversensitive skin permanent
Otoplasty or Ear Tuck Procedure
The procedure will take about two hours, and during the recovery, you will have to wear bandages for a few days. After the bandages are removed, you will have to avoid sleeping on your side until the swelling, itching, and discoloration goes down.
If your ears are not what you desire, consider ear tuck or otoplasty and regain that confidence you have been missing.
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