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Ear correction

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If you are bothered by the shape, dimension, or position of your ears – it can be improved with surgery.

You can consider an otoplasty to reclaim self-confidence or simply to give you that extra edge in life.

Otoplasty (also known as ear reshaping, ear correction, ear tuck, or ear pinning) is a surgical procedure designed to sculpt the size and shape of the ears or pin them back if they are too prominent. 

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.

How does otoplasty work?

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:

  • Ear augmentation: increases the size of ears and is used for ears that are too small or ears that did not fully develop. 
  • Ear pinning: pulls the ears closer to the head and is used for ears that stick out from the sides of the head.
  • Ear reduction: reduces the size of the ears and is used for ears that are too big.

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.

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Benefits of otoplasty

  • Natural looking results
  • Overall facial balance
  • Repositioning of prominent ears to a normal position in relation to head and face
  • Restored normal anatomy of the ears 
  • Concealed, inconspicuous scars

What should I expect before the procedure?

During your first consultation, you and your surgeon will discuss your problem areas and desired results. Additionally, you will discuss on the following things:

Medical history

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. 

Physical examination

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:

  • Stop smoking: smoking reduces blood flow to the skin and hinders the healing process. It also increases your risk of tissue damage.
  • Stop some medications: medications such as aspirins and anti-inflammatory drugs are blood thinners which may increase bleeding during and after the procedure.

What should I expect during the procedure?

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:

  • Incision is made either behind your ear or within the folds of your ear (depending on the type of otoplasty).
  • Ear is manipulated to correct the issue (reshaping for size, position, or pinning back).
  • Incisions are sutured up.

Different surgical techniques can be indicated in the correction of ear deformities depending on the individual needs.

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

for Otoplasty

Individuals above the age of five with the following issues are suitable for an otoplasty:

  • Ears that stick out prominently from their head
  • Small or large ears that are not proportionate
  • Abnormal shaped ears

What to expect?

for Otoplasty

  • You should expect some mild discomfort at your earlobes during healing.
  • They may also be swollen and bruised but this should go away on its own after a week.
  • A bandage is placed around your ears immediately after surgery and can be removed after one week. 
  • You might be asked to wear a headband at night for several weeks to assist in keeping the ears in the correct position.
  • Contact sports and helmet use are discouraged for six to eight weeks.
  • Most adults can go back to work about five days after surgery.
  • Children can go back to school after a week if they are careful and can avoid playground activities.
  • You may want to ask your child’s teacher to keep an eye on the child for a few weeks.
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