Ears are a major facial feature, and they affect one’s appearance more than one would think. Proportional and perfectly sized ears add beauty to the face, while disproportional ears reduce the beauty of the face. Ears that are disproportionate or misshapen draw attention and impact the confidence and self-image of that person. One grows self-conscious of their ears and their self-esteem lowers.
The best way to solve this issue is by undergoing ear shaping surgery or otoplasty.
Ear shaping surgery or otoplasty is a surgical procedure where the surgeon reshapes the ears of the patient to make them more symmetrical, proportionate, and aesthetically pleasing. Otoplasty can change the size, shape, and positioning of the ears without affecting the hearing of the patient.
There are many benefits to undergoing otoplasty like:
Improves ear shape and size
Improves the balance of facial features
Improves facial appearance
Increases confidence and self-esteem
Dr. Vasant Gholave, Director of Arra Aesthetics, has listed down the criteria for a good candidate for otoplasty or ear shaping surgery. A good candidate for otoplasty should:
Be an overall healthy person
Be above 5 years of age since the ears are still developing by that age
Not have any untreated ear infections
Be a non-smoker or willing to quit smoking for the period prescribed by the surgeon
Be unhappy with how their ears look
Have realistic expectations
If you fit the above criteria, then you are an ideal candidate for otoplasty or ear shaping surgery. Book an appointment with Dr. Vasant Gholave to learn more about otoplasty surgery.
During consultation for otoplasty or ear shaping surgery, Dr. Vasant Gholave will carefully examine the ears and facial features of the patient. He will ask the patient about the problems caused by their ears, including if the patient has any hearing issues. Dr. Gholave will discuss the patient’s desires and wishes with them. He will take pictures of the patient’s ears from multiple angles so that he can meticulously plan the treatment.
Dr. Vasant Gholave will enquire about the patient’s full medical history including any allergies and medications to ensure that there will be no complications during the procedure and the recovery. Dr. Gholave believes that open communication between surgeon and patient is necessary to get the best results, so he will explain the full procedure to the patient, including the possible risks. He will also explain to the patient the best possible results to be expected from the surgery so that the patient has realistic expectations. He will answer all questions or doubts the patient may have to ensure that the patient will go through the procedure without any fears.
The first step of an otoplasty is putting the patient under general anesthesia or local anesthesia for their comfort.
The next step of the procedure is making incisions to reshape the ears. The surgeon makes the incisions either behind the ears or within the creases of the ears, to reduce visible scarring.
After the incisions are made, the surgeon removes excess cartilage and skin from the ears. The surgeon then reshapes the ears so that they are symmetrical and proportional to the face.
In the last step, the surgeon fastens the cartilage with internal stitches and closes the incisions with sutures.
Otoplasty is a relatively fast procedure and usually takes 2 to 3 hours to complete.
After the surgery is complete, the patient will be monitored to ensure their vitals are stable. Their ears will be covered with bandages and after a few hours, they can go home.
A bit of pain and discomfort after the procedure is expected. The surgeon will prescribe medications for the patient’s comfort. The patient will be advised to not sleep on their sides to avoid any changes in the position of the ears.
After about a week, during the first follow-up appointment, the surgeon will remove the bandages and examine the ears. The surgeon will evaluate the progress of the recovery and check for any complications. The patient can resume work after this appointment.
The patient’s ears will be reddish and swollen for 2 to 3 weeks while they are healing. The patient may be asked to wear a headband that covers the ears for a few weeks. The headband will ensure that the patient’s ears won’t change position while the patient is sleeping.
It is necessary for the patient to carefully follow the surgeon’s advice and diligently go to the follow-up appointments so that the recovery is complete without any complications.
Like all surgical procedures, otoplasty or ear shaping surgery carries certain risks. These risks are:
Problems caused by sutures
At Arra Aesthetics, our priority is the safety and satisfaction of our patients. We take great care to ensure that the treatment is completed without any complications and that the results are satisfactory. We aim to fulfill the wishes and needs of our patients to the best of our abilities.
Dr. Vasant Gholave is an immensely skilled Plastic Surgeon, Hair Transplant Surgeon, and Cosmetic surgeon in Pune. After a strong experience of 21 years, he came up with a cosmetic surgery and cosmetology treatment solution, “Arra Aesthetics”, which not only has the latest technology and treatments but also state-of-the-art infrastructure under one roof. Dr. Vasant always strives for the best results and has the zeal to continuously improve and innovate in his practice of cosmetic and laser surgery.Read morebook appointment
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