What is Otoplasty?
The ears might be one of the body parts that are often overlooked. They are not as visible as the nose, lips, chest, or butt. However, there are some instances where the ears will also need a surgical procedure. Most of the time, it is to set back prominent ears closer to the head or to make some corrections on distorted or protuberant ears. The shape of the ears might also need some adjustments, depending on the preferences of the patient. In order to do this, Otoplasty or Ear Surgery is done. It is a surgical procedure that can be done on people aged 5 years old onwards. It does not take much time and can be completed with minimal incisions.

How the procedure is done?
The surgical procedure usually takes 1 to 2 hours and it starts off with anesthesia. Minimal incisions will then be made behind the ears, through this, the cartilage would be re-contoured and the ears would be repositioned in the desired area. Dressing will be applied after the surgery and the incisions will be sutured.

What is Earlobe Repair?
Unexpected things happen and sometimes they leave scars. Years of wearing earings or severe ear trauma can lead to partial and complete tear of the earlobe. In some cases, aging also causes the earlobes of a person to elongate and become more prominent. Moreover, there are some oversized earrings worn by women that cause trauma on the ears, especially when worn for a long time. The good thing however is that these ear traumas can be fixed through earlobe repair. A surgical procedure done to restore the contour of the ears and to correct the tear of the earlobe.

How the procedure is done?
Earlobe repair is a simple surgical procedure done with local anesthesia. This will numb the earlobes where small incisions will be done. The partial or total tear on the earlobes will then be sutured finely. There will be minimal pain and the sutures are removed after a week. After six weeks, the earlobes can then be re-pierced.

What to expect after Otoplasty?
There will be some mild discomfort and swellings after the medical procedure, but these will be dealt with oral medications prescribed by the doctors. In a few weeks, the swelling should disappear and by one month, the wound is expected to heal totally. On the initial weeks, applying excessive pressure on the ears are not recommended so sleeping flat on one's back might be ideal.