You can consider an otoplasty to reclaim self-confidence or simply to give you that extra edge in life.
It is used to correct the shape, position, and proportion of the ears giving them a natural appearance that is balanced and proportioned with your face.
Otoplasty is almost always performed on both ears, even if only one is considered undesirable by the patient. This allows the ears to be kept symmetrical and proportionate to the face. This procedure changes the external ear and should not affect the ability to hear.
There are three types of otoplasty, these are:
The surgical technique will depend on the problem. Artisan Plastic’s Dr Vincent Tay, will sculpt the cartilage through a small incision along the natural crease on the back of the ears. In selected cases, an additional incision is made within your ear’s inner creases. Scars are strategically placed and become inconspicuous.
During your first consultation, you and your surgeon will discuss your problem areas and desired results. Additionally, you will discuss on the following things:
It is important to give honest answers with regards to your medical history. This allows your surgeon to make accurate and safe decisions with regards to the procedure. Inform your surgeon about any medications, surgeries, or allergies you have/had. You must also inform your surgeon if you have diabetes, circulatory problems, thyroid problems, and other health issues if any.
Your surgeon will conduct a physical examination of your ears and help to identify any problem areas that can be treated with otoplasty.
After this, you and your surgeon will discuss the options available and the possible results with each option. Once the treatment plan has been decided for you, your procedure will be booked. Before the procedure, you must:
Otoplasty is an out-patient procedure, this means you will be able to return home on the same day. It takes approximately one to three hours and involves the following steps:
During your consultation, Dr. Vincent Tay will perform a careful examination of your or your child’s ears, and assess the correction needed.
All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. The procedure should be carried in a safe environment and in an accredited clinic. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome could occur occasionally. Major complications are rare.
who is a candidate
Individuals above the age of five with the following issues are suitable for an otoplasty:
What to expect?