Who Is It For?
The most common ear abnormality is the prominent ear. If the ears protrude considerably, they attract other people’s attention and may be the cause of unpleasant comments. While the adults normally consider this aspect to be a cosmetic problem, it might become a stressful situation for children who must often face mockery. Prominent ears normally affect self-confidence, bring embarrassment and cause limitations for example in the hairstyle choice.
How Is It Done?
Surgery of ear consists in loosening the skin behind the auricles and remodelling the cartilage and adjacent muscles. Thus the ear can be repositioned and moved closer to the head. The incision is made behind the lobe, so that the scar is hidden and not easily visible.
Surgery of ear is performed under local anaesthesia or by client’s request under intravenous sedation, which is more comfortable because the patient sleeps during the operation. It usually takes less than one hour.
The client stays at the clinic overnight (but can leave after the treatment upon request). The compressive bandage is worn for two weeks and even after this period it is recommended to wear a protective band at night for two or three weeks more. It is also necessary to pay special attention to regular hygiene of the area. Sometimes ears can be a little bit sensitive, but this is a normal postoperative symptom which quickly subsides.