Many people are bothered by prominent, poorly shaped, or over-projecting ears. For children, large or protruding ears can be particularly troublesome as this condition often leads to social embarrassment and teasing. Ear reshaping (otoplasty) is a surgical procedure that can help set prominent ears closer to the head, correct poorly defined ear folds, and bring balance to asymmetrical ears. The goal of otoplasty is to shape natural-looking, well-positioned ears that are in harmony with overall facial aesthetics.
Ear reshaping is a common procedure for children as young as six to seven years old. By this age, the ears have grown to nearly their full adult size. Many parents elect to have the procedure done early in order to protect their children from teasing at school. Otoplasty can also be performed for older children, teenagers, and even adults who are conscious about the size, shape, or position of their ears.
As there can be multiple issues that can result in prominent ear, hence, selection of incision is made according to the deformity. Dr Omar uses either incision well hidden behind the ear or within fold of the ear which gives better access to the cartilage. With the experience gained, Dr Omar has developed a technique which uses minimal removal of cartilage and reshapes ear to an aesthetically pleasing shape with the help of sutures. Dr Omar spends adequate time to achieve best shape. The incisions are closed and dressing is done. Usually a dressing around the head is used for a few days. The procedure takes 1-2 hours depending upon the severity of the deformity. You’ll be discharged on the same day.
Generally we remove dressing after 3 days, and sutures are removed after 5 days. We recommend light activity after 5 days and resume complete activity after 3 weeks. Initially mild swelling is normal and is relieved with head elevation and ice packing. Patients report mild to moderate pain that is well managed with pain killers. Dr Omar dedicates a lot of time to guide each patient for the best post op care and is available to address all the queries the patients have.
Dr Omar uses local anesthesia with mild sedation if needed, which makes the surgery painless for the patient.
Otoplasty costs around 30,000 to 50,000/-.
Dr. Omar will be happy to meet with you to discuss ear reshaping surgery. Please call us on 00923004111418, or through whatsapp on same number for more information. Online consultation is totally free, so contact today and take first step towards your better self.