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Otoplasty, the surgery of the ears, has the purpose of correcting the position of the ears when it are protruding, due to the lack of the natural folds of the cartilages of the ear (antihelix) or of the increased projection of one of them (shell).
Those children from five years old with a problem in the position of their ears or with a disproportionate size and whose parents decide to correct the defect, to mitigate possible aesthetic consequences or social acceptance. In adulthood it can be treated perfectly, at the moment the patient wishes it.
We perform an exploration of the ears. In front of a mirror and with the simple maneuver of folding or joining the ears to the head.
Based on the analysis of your medical history and your motivations, we recommend:
– The most appropriate technique to apply, as well as the results you can get.
The surgery is performed in a surgery room, usually with general anesthesia, when it is a child, or with local anesthesia for adults. It lasts between one hour and 1h 30 minutes.
A hidden incision is made in the back of the ear to treat the cartilage, through stitches that create a new fold. Subsequently, the posterior incision of the ear is stitched with an absorbent thread and covered with a bandage.
Patients will stay in the clinic under control and the relevant medication. Bruises, pain and discomfort can usually appear.
We will carry out the check-up and patients will be discharged with the medication and indications of the specialist. It is essential to avoid sleeping without the ears in contact with the bed.
During the following days we perform controls, as well as bandage changes.
We will replace the bandage with a wide ribbon and patients can restart their normal daily life.
It is very important to keep the ears protected until the inflammation subsides, the usual color recovers and the definitive form is established.
Administrative manager at Tapia Institute.