As a medical term, otoplasty covers a wide range of surgical and non-surgical procedures regarding the outer shell of the external ear. At Centurion Cosmetic Clinic, we offer solutions for people who want to address large and prominently shaped ears. This type of surgical procedure is commonly done to set the ears closer to the side of the head for a more natural appearance. Ears develop in shape at a very early stage in our lives. As early as the age of 4, our ears have already developed into the shape that they will be. Therefore, otoplasty is a feasible solution for children as well.
Children between the age of 4 and 14 are the most likely candidates for otoplasty procedures where the shape of the ears are addressed. The outer shell is pulled closer to the side profile of the head to reduce the prominent shape of the ear. This is done through a surgical procedure that involves an incision on the back part of the outer shell of the ear. This incision allows the surgeon to fold or sculpt the cartilage of the ear for a more natural shape. Once the procedure is complete, the incision is simply stitched up to maintain the new shape of the ear.
Although such a procedure is highly recommended for children, we can also be of assistance for adults. Many people go through life with very prominent ears, trying to hide them from the public behind long hair or garments. Now, with our otoplasty procedure, you don’t have to hide those ears anymore. The procedure is done under general anaesthesia, which involves some preparations before-hand. As an adult, such a procedure should be trivial regarding pain and discomfort afterwards.
The basic outcome of such an otoplasty procedure is to pull the outer shell of the ears closer to the side profile of your head for a more natural look. Therefore, your expectations should meet the outcome of such a procedure.
No matter what your age, there will always be some level of risk and uncertainty involved with cosmetic surgery. The risks include the possibility of a blood clot forming on the shell of the ear. Such a clot can dissolve naturally over time, or simply be drained by a medical professional. If an infection should develop from the incision, it can be treated with prescribed antibiotics. Sometimes, small scar tissue can form from infections as well.
Centurion Cosmetic Clinic is your solution to a wide selection of cosmetic elective surgical procedures to bring out the true beauty in you. For more info on otoplasty, please peruse our website for details on the procedure and what to expect.