Mumbai, India (PressExposure) December 26, 2009 -- Do you feel upset when people rate you because of the prominence of your ears?
Ears value more than just an organ of hearing. An ear adds to the aesthetic sense of our face. The angle between the head and the ear is about 35Â°. Many people consider a greater angle to be unaesthetic and prominence of ears is commonly called as Bat ears.
Pinnaplasty/Otoplasty is a surgery used to correct the prominence of ears .Ear correction or ear reshaping may be desired by people of all ages whether a child or an adult with prominent ears.
Otoplasty reduces the projection of prominent ears and reduces the size of big ears. It corrects irregularities in the outline of the ear, such as the outline of 'pointy ears' or of 'lop ears'. It may also help correct earlobe problems such as lacerations due to heavy earrings, enlargement of the earlobe due to aging and scars from previous face lifts. The surgery pins ears closer to the head, reduces the size of large ears, and reshapes them. This can result in the ears appearing more normal, smaller, or not stick out as much.
The surgery is done under local anesthesia with oral sedation. However; children undergoing this procedure usually receive general anesthesia.
One of the more common techniques is when the doctor makes a small incision in the back of the ear to expose the cartilage. Then the doctor sculpts the cartilage and bends it back toward the head. Stitches may be used to help maintain the new shape as well as close the incision. Occasionally, a larger piece of cartilage may be removed, which will provide a more natural-looking fold when surgery is complete.
Another technique involves a similar incision in the back of the ear. However with this technique, skin is removed and stitches are used to fold the cartilage back on itself. This is done to reshape the ear without removing cartilage.
The recovery period after ear correction surgery is usually short since it's a day care procedure usually done under local anesthesia. The Patient is usually discharged within a few hours after surgery or after an overnight stay if surgery is done under general anesthesia.
Moreover, the results of otoplasty are permanent. This procedure is really helpful for those who feel insecure or embarrassed because of their ears and helps boost their self confidence.
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