Prominent Ear Correction
Although striving for perfect symmetry between your ears could be seen as wishful thinking, there are still plenty of surgical options that can assist in creating a smaller and neater appearance in your ears. Prominent ear correction is a straightforward procedure that works to improve general ear shape as well as adjust your ears so that they sit nearer to your head. Just these small tweaks can really make a massive difference to your confidence.
What does the procedure involve?
Otoplasty or pinnaplasty can be done using a few different techniques. The method we use involves making a small incision at the back of the ear. Skin is then removed and a number of permanent sutures are used to fold the cartilage back on itself – this reshapes the ear without the need to remove any cartilage. This style of surgery will leave a scar on the back of your ear; however, this will fade over time.
Even if you feel you only need the procedure on one ear, both will usually be operated on as this generally produces a more balanced final result.
What does the recovery involve?
Ear correction surgery is normally performed under general anaesthetic as a day case so you can leave the same day as your surgery. Immediately after the operation, you will need to wear a head dressing for a few days – this helps with the moulding and healing process. Expect your ears to throb or ache a little but this can easily be remedied by medication. Once the dressing comes off, you will then be given a protective headband to wear at nights for the following six weeks.
Your stitches will either be removed or will dissolve after about a week. Make sure you avoid any activity that may bend your ears too, especially in the six weeks post op. You will be able to return to work after about five days recovery.
Are there any risks for this procedure?
This treatment is a low risk option. If a blood clot develops behind the ear, this will often dissolve naturally or it can be drawn out using a needle. If an infection develops, then this can be easily treated with antibiotics, or surgery can be used as a last resort. The scar behind the ear may occasionally heal with a red, raised scar – this will settle down over time but may need additional treatment, so be sure to mention this to your surgeon.
Split Earlobe Repair
More commonly associated with wearing heavy, dangling earrings, men can still suffer from split earlobes, especially if the injury was instead caused by a trauma.
How can my split earlobe be fixed?
Split earlobes can be repaired using a very simple and straightforward procedure that is performed under a short local anaesthetic.
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