Otoplasty is the surgery done to reposition prominent ears or "jug" to a more normal position, more close to the head or to reduce the size of large ears. Generally, it is a surgery performed in children between 4 and 14 years. The ears are almost completely grown at 4 years, so the surgery is performed as soon as possible, the lower the ridiculous pass the child at school. Otoplasty can also be performed in adults, with no major risks at this age.
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Most plastic surgeons recommend that parents observe the child's behavior in relation to their prominent ears; should not insist on the surgery until the child so desires.
In the first consultation, the plastic surgeon will assess the problem and recommend the most effective technique for you. It will also provide instructions to prepare for surgery.
If the child is small, the plastic surgeon will recommend performing surgery under general anesthesia.
Otoplasty usually lasts between 2 and 3 hours, although complex cases may take longer. The technique depends on the particular problem. Sometimes it may be necessary to remove part of the cartilage to get a more natural ear. The scar resulting from otoplasty is concealed behind the ear.
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Last updated: Apr 07, 2018 12:48 pm