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Otoplasty: Recovery Timeline & What to Do and Avoid

Are you insecure about the shape and/or size of your ears? Have you heard people call you ‘Dumbo’ one too many times? Then Otoplasty is just the thing for you!

Otoplasty, also known as ear surgery, is a procedure designed to reshape the ears, correct any deformities, and enhance their appearance. Many people seek this type of plastic surgery for a variety of reasons, such as to address protruding ears, to reduce the size of overly large ears, or to correct asymmetrical ears. At Novomed, our highest-qualified surgeons provide the best solution tailored that’s suitable to each of their patients.

Why Do People Choose to Undergo Otoplasty?

There are many reasons why people choose to undergo otoplasty. For some, protruding ears can be a source of embarrassment or self-consciousness. Children who have protruding ears may be teased by their peers, which can lead to low self-esteem and social anxiety. Adults who have protruding ears may feel self-conscious in social situations and may avoid certain hairstyles or clothing that draw attention to their ears.

Other individuals may seek otoplasty to correct asymmetrical ears or to reduce the size of overly large ears. In some cases, individuals may have suffered trauma to the ears that has left them deformed, such as Cauliflower Ears. Otoplasty can help to correct these issues and restore a more aesthetically pleasing appearance.

What Are the Benefits of Otoplasty?

Otoplasty can have many benefits, both physical and emotional. For individuals with protruding ears, otoplasty can help to reduce the appearance of the ears, bringing them closer to the head and creating a more natural appearance. This can help to boost self-confidence and improve self-esteem.

For those with asymmetrical ears, otoplasty can help to create a more balanced appearance, improving overall facial symmetry. This can enhance the overall appearance of the face and may even lead to improved self-esteem and confidence.

Otoplasty can also help to correct deformities caused by trauma or injury. This can improve the overall function of the ears, allowing individuals to hear better and enjoy a better quality of life.

What Is the Otoplasty Procedure Like?

At Novomed, the otoplasty procedure is typically performed on an outpatient basis and can be done using local anesthesia or general anesthesia. The specific technique used will depend on your specific case and the goals of the procedure.

In general, the procedure involves making an incision behind the ear to expose the cartilage. The cartilage is then reshaped or reduced to achieve the desired appearance. The incisions are then closed using sutures or other closure methods.

After the procedure, a dressing is applied to the ears to help protect them and promote healing. You can go home on the same day of the procedure and continue your daily tasks and routine. You will only be asked to avoid strenuous activity and heavy lifting for several weeks to allow for proper healing.

Otoplasty is a safe and effective procedure that can help to enhance the appearance of the ears and improve overall self-confidence. If you are considering otoplasty, it’s important to consult with our qualified plastic surgeon to discuss your goals and expectations within your free consultation. With proper preparation and aftercare, the results of your otoplasty procedure can be long-lasting and rewarding.