Otoplasty, also referred to as ear pinning or cosmetic ear surgery, is an ear surgery to improve the ears’ shape, projection, and size.
REASONS FOR PROMINENT EARS
The ears affect the appearance of the person. At the same time, it has aesthetical and functional importance.
Prominent ear affects more than 5% of the population. A variety of formal disorders can be the reason for the prominent ears.
First of all, If the outer ear’s cartilage is much more than the usual size, the ear is more likely to be prominent.
Secondly, when the cartilage is underdeveloped, the cartilage ridge at the top of the ear does not fold accurately. The ear’s outer edge sticks outward and, this is one of the prominent ear reasons. Also, prominent ears may be the result of an injury.
There are two options available for patients who are looking for corrected prominent ears.
Traditional otoplasty is a lot more invasive and complicated as required. The surgeon makes incisions at the back of the ears to access and manipulate the cartilage to reshape and reposition the ears. The surgeon may use;
-Ear augmentation if the patient ears have not fully developed.
-Ear pinning on individuals whose ears stick out prominently from the sides of their head
-Ear reduction to reduce the patient’s ear size.
The surgeon will use a local anesthetic to numb the ear area and non-absorbable sutures to pull the ears closer to the head during the surgery. Consequently, the patients can have a more desirable ear position and shape.
Non-surgical otoplasty can be performed on patients as young as 8, while adults of any age can benefit from this innovative cosmetic procedure.
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