Prominent Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)
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Prominent Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)
Ear reshaping is a procedure that can be performed with great success. This procedure is called “otoplasty” and refers to the repair of misshapen ears. We use a small punch to make a small hole in your ear. The incision is so small that it will not require stitches and will heal quickly with minimal scarring.
What is Prominent ear?
Prominent ear is a condition where the ear sticks out from the side of the head. Most people have prominent ears, but some may have more than others depending on their genetics. In most cases, prominent ears can be treated with surgery.is a condition where the ear sticks out from the side of the head. Most people have prominent ears, but some may have more than others depending on their genetics. In most cases, prominent ears can be treated with surgery.
You can blame your genes or the size of your earlobes for your prominent ears. It’s not uncommon to hear that it’s all in the genes, but this actually isn’t true. The shape of your ears is determined by a combination of genetics and environmental factors. Genetics play a role because they determine the size and shape of your earlobe—a factor that affects whether or not your ear will stick out. For example, if you have large ears with wide lobes, chances are good that you’ll also have prominent ears. Environmental factors can also cause prominent ears. For example, if you’re dehydrated, it can lead to swelling in your earlobes, making them appear more prominent than usual.
This is a simple procedure that can be performed in the clinic
This is a simple procedure that can be performed in the clinic. It takes only a few minutes and does not require general anesthesia. You will be asked to lie on your back with your head turned to one side so that the surgeon has access to both ears.
The incision will be made at the top of your ear, just behind where it joins onto your scalp. The surgeon will then make an opening through which they can reach inside your ear to reposition its structure by suturing together certain cartilage segments and removing excess tissue from within them if necessary (this is called “debriding”).
Afterward, you may experience some discomfort as well as slight bruising around each side of your face; however these symptoms should subside within two weeks after surgery ends!
We use a small punch to make a small hole in the ear
We use a small punch to make a small hole in the ear.
The instrument used for this procedure is called an otoplasty punch. It’s about one-quarter inch long and very sharp on one end, which makes it easy to make a clean cut through the skin and cartilage of your ear. The other end is flat so that it can be pushed against your skin without cutting yourself accidentally if you’re not careful!
The procedure is performed under local anesthesia and takes only a few minutes
The procedure is performed under local anesthesia and takes only a few minutes. A small incision is made behind your ear to expose the cartilage framework, and then it’s reshaped with small instruments. The incision is closed with stitches that dissolve on their own, so there’s no need for sutures or bandages after surgery.
You should be able to go home immediately after your otoplasty procedure if you have someone to drive you home and stay with you for at least 24 hours afterward–your ears may be slightly swollen for several days following surgery, which can make wearing glasses uncomfortable until they resolve themselves completely (usually within two weeks). You’ll probably feel some pain from the procedure itself–an ice pack helps reduce swelling as well as pain–but this should fade quickly within days after surgery; if there’s still significant discomfort by then or any other reason why returning home wouldn’t be safe (such as needing assistance getting around).
Can the ears be prominent again after prominent ear surgery?
It is possible for your ears to be prominent again after prominent ear surgery. Though it’s not always recommended, there are certain situations where surgeons may decide to leave a small amount of cartilage in place after prominent ear surgery. This allows the skin to retain its shape and prevents the ears from becoming uneven or asymmetrical.
This is a very specialized procedure that should only be done under the supervision of a trained surgeon. If you’re interested in having this procedure done, make sure to ask your doctor if it’s an option before proceeding with any other work.