Size and structure of ears play an important role in deciding our overall appearance. Individuals, who think that their ear shape, structure or size is not normal, experience psychological distress and always try to hide ears with their hair styles; women do not tie their hair and men tend to wear long hair in a fear that people may discover their odd-looking ears.
Ear surgery aims at correcting the size and structure of ears. Surgeons performing ear reshaping in Pakistan do their utmost to increase the self-confidence of their patients by giving their ears normal and desired shape. You can benefit from ear reshaping or otoplasty if you think your ears are
- longer than normal
- protruding or prominent
Ear reshaping for kids
It is a safe procedure and can be performed on an infant of a few months. Any deformity in a kid’s ear is well treated through otoplasty. You can have your kid’s ears done from a pediatric plastic surgeon who specializes in kids’ procedures. However, any board-certified and experienced plastic surgeon who has performed such procedures in the past can also perform it for your kid.
Ear reshaping surgery and recovery
Ear reshaping is a simple procedure that involves altering the size and/or shape of the ear. Usually, surgery takes two to three hours and is performed under general anesthesia. The surgeon makes a small cut on the back of your ear and either cut the cartilage to give it a proper shape or fold to sit it closer to the head and stitch it. After making desired changes, the surgeon closes the incision with stitches.
You will be asked to wear dressing on your ears for a few days after which they will heal quickly and you will see a pleasant change in your appearance.
Potential side effects and complications
Otoplasty is a surgical procedure so, it inherits the usual side effects of surgery including swelling, bruising, bleeding and discomfort. Your surgeon will recommend a painkiller that would ease if you experience significant pain.
Infection and blood clots are rare complications. Antibiotics are recommended to treat infections. Most often, blood clots dissolve with time, but if it is not the case, you may need eardrops to soften it or surgical removal.
The psychological impact of ear surgery
Ear surgery increases self-confidence and sets individuals free from self-consciousness and social anxiety. It opens wider career choices for people because they no longer fear social activities and face to face interactions. It takes away their discomfort and makes them healthy and active individuals.
Dubai Cosmetic Surgery offers ear reshaping surgery by board-certified Plastic and Aesthetic surgeon who strives to give your ears properly and aesthetically enhanced appearance. You can avail of his services in his private practice located at Islamabad, Lahore, Multan, and Mirpur.