Ears can be of an extremely undesirable shape and size, especially among men. Now whether you were born with excessively large ears or your earlobes have stretched with age – ear reshaping surgery can reduce their size and reshape them to your desire largely.
Shaped ears can cause a great deal of emotional distress for children and adults alike. For a child, the frequent bullying they may bear can have long-lasting effects on self-confidence. Also, as an adult, if one hasn’t got the ears corrected as a child, he/she can seek otoplasty at any time with no additional risk. Earlobe surgery is another ear procedure suitable for those with extremely large earlobes or earlobes that have been torn by earrings. This is also a quick and safe procedure.
The ear reshaping procedure can be performed on both children and grownups. However, the children should be at least five years old to undergo this surgery. In children, restoring the ears to a normal size can have a beneficial effect on their self-esteem, helping them avoid years of mockery.
When you come to a consultation at Dr Kalia’s NOVENA CLINIC, Dr. Kalia will examine your de-shaped or torn earlobe to assess if you are a candidate for repair. Having understood your requirements, Dr. Kalia will schedule the surgery.
Ear reshaping surgery is usually performed on outpatient basis and takes between two to three hours.
Most patients recover within a week and can return to school or work thereafter. Risks are typically minimal with this procedure.
Ear reshaping does not require an overnight stay at the clinic. Thus, it is treated as a day-case.
After ear reshaping surgery, patients recover relatively quickly. Patients may feel some throbbing, sensitivity and tenderness around the ear area; however, this quickly heals up.
Patients may resume their daily activities after about a week. They should strictly avoid revealing themselves to extreme heat or cold for about one month following the ear reshaping surgery. Patients must also abstain from strenuous exercises during the recovery period.
The final results are life changing and are permanent after about three to four months following the ear reshaping surgery.