The surgical remolding of the pinna, or external ear, is referred to as otoplasty. Cosmetic ear surgery is another common term for this procedure. The goal could be to rectify a flaw or to enhance one's appearance. An individual whose ears are damaged or was born with a birth defect may choose to have corrective surgery. This is a surgical procedure used to improve or fix the outer ear. It is conducted on the visible region of the outer ear, known as the auricle. The auricle is made up of skin-covered cartilage folds. It begins to form before birth and continues to develop for many years after birth. If your auricle does not fully develop, you may opt for otoplasty to alter the size, position, or appearance of your ears. Different types of otoplasty are:
Ear augmentation - Individuals may have tiny ears or ears which haven't fully matured yet. The outer ear may need to be increased in size through otoplasty in certain circumstances.
Ear pinning - If you have ears that protrude out from the sides of your head, you'll be a good candidate for this procedure. The ears are brought closer to the head during this form of otoplasty.
Ear reduction - Macrotia is a condition in which your ears are bigger than average. People who have macrotia may opt for otoplasty to decrease the size of their ears.
There are some non-surgical techniques as well, which means they do not necessitate an incision. These may have a shorter healing time and lower associated complications.How 7DMC can help you?
Our plastic surgery clinic is one of the best otoplasty treatment centers in Dubai. Our board-certified plastic surgeons prioritize patient care and safety in an empathetic setting with cutting-edge technology.
You must consult with our plastic surgeon, Dr. Georgia Vadarli, before undergoing the procedure. She is a Greek Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon who specializes in cosmetic surgery and has a long list of affiliations and achievements to her credit.
During the consultation, our specialist will ask for information about any medicines you are currently taking, previous treatments, and any present or previous health conditions. Our plastic surgeon will examine your ears to determine their structure, size, and position. They might also take measurements or photographs. Our specialist will also discuss with you the entire procedure, associated risks, and expected outcome.
During the treatment, adults and older children may be given local anesthesia along with a sedative. General anesthesia could be used in some cases. Otoplasty techniques differ depending on the type of correction required. As a result of the procedure our plastic surgeon uses, the incision sites and scars will be determined. Our surgeon may make slits on the rear ends of your ears or in the internal grooves of your ears. Extra tissue and skin will be removed after making cuts. They'll next fold the cartilage into the correct place and sew it up. Slits will be closed with additional stitches.
After the surgery, your ears will be covered with a dressing. Be sure to clean and dry your dressing. In addition, refrain from scratching or picking at your ears, lie in a posture where your ears are not resting on your pillow, and wear clothing that doesn't require pulling over your head. Some stitches dissolve on their own. However, it's possible that you may need to have your sutures removed in some situations. Our specialist will inform you if this is required. Nonetheless, before resuming normal activities, you must consult our doctor.