Ear (Otoplasty & large ear hole correction)
Ear Surgery, or otoplasty is a cosmetic procedure done to correct large or protruding ears.
Loboplasty or earhole correction is a type of otoplasty which is the technical term for earlobe reshaping/resizing surgery. It is yet another very common procedure done to correct enlarged earholes on the earlobe. Genetics, trauma and heavy earrings can contribute to stretched, wrinkly earlobes that appear misshapen and enlarged marring your appearance.
Do you need Ear Hole correction surgery?
Ear piercings can sometimes become large and unshapely over time. This can be corrected safely and quickly with loboplasty by your skilled surgeon.
First, an incision is made behind the ear where it is joined to the head. Excess cartilage and skin is removed to achieve optimal symmetry and the desired effect. The cartilage maybe trimmed to reshape it and then pinned back with permanent sutures. In some cases, the cartilage may not need to be removed at all but simply stitched to reshape it. Incisions and resulting scars will be concealed behind the ear.
Elongated, misshapen and stretched earlobes can safely be corrected with loboplasty. It is often done in children and adults as well. For simple corrections the procedure will require no more than 15 to 45 minutes. However, extensive corrections where the cartilage is affected may require an hour or more. Results will ensure that you get the normal appearance that you always desired.
If you are considering getting an ear surgery done, we would recommend that you visit us for a personal consultation with your surgeon. This would give you an opportunity to discuss your aims and outcomes that you hope to achieve. The surgeon will explain the best options available, his/her recommendations and help you understand better the long-term benefits of this procedure.
Every patient’s need and expectation is different. Your surgeon will tell which surgical technique would be most appropriate for your needs and explain the treatment plan in detail. During this initial consultation you are expected to:
- Provide a detailed medical history including any previous surgical procedures; past and present medical conditions and a list of all medications or herbal supplements that you are currently taking.
- Have a complete examination of your face, including the skin and underlying bone.
- Discuss possible risks and complications of the procedure(s).
- Get an X-ray done possibly to determine the right procedure.
Following your initial consultation and decisions about the procedure(s) to be carried out, our surgical team will update you on pre-operative information, which tells you everything you should do and know before the procedure. Ideally, you may want to make arrangements for someone to help you for a day or two while you heal.
We will ensure that you remain comfortable throughout the entire procedure. Usually we use general anesthesia enabling you to sleep throughout the procedure. Of course, local anesthesia with intravenous sedation is also an option in some cases.
Following your surgeon’s instructions to the letter during the recovery process is very important. This will not only promote the healing process but will also help you adapt to your new physical appearance. Do attend all follow-up appointments so that your surgeon can assess your long-term results and answer any concerns or queries.
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