What Are the Types of Otoplasty (Ear Surgery)?

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   It may sound like an operation which got trendy in more current years, but the basic idea of otoplasty actually dates back to ancient times. Otoplasty is a cosmetic operation to fix the undesired appearance of ears. Although it is commonly known as ear pinning surgery, there are several variations of the operation, which makes it suitable for people who have varying ear conditions.

   The operation mainly focuses on the auricle, which is the name of the outer ears in medical terms. The auricle keeps developing until the age of 5; the discomforting appearance of the ears may occur during the development of the ears or may occur due to a physical injury. Gladly, otoplasty techniques are very developed today.

Which type of Otoplasty is suitable for my condition?

   As in many other cosmetic surgeries, it is very important to plan the surgery delicately for a high success and satisfaction rate. The most important thing is the medical condition and the expectations of the patients; in a consultation session, patients should mention every detail of their conditions and describe their expectations to the plastic surgeon accurately. The treatment plan of otoplasty is created specially according to this information.

   Although the small details may change depending on the patient, there are 3 main types of otoplasty.

Ear Reduction

   Ear reduction is a type of otoplasty that is performed to reduce the size of the ears, which are oversized compared to the head and face. This type of surgery can often be mistaken for ear pinning; however, in-ear reduction, the main goal is not the angle and prominence of the ears but the overly large size, which does not fit with the face of the patient. During the procedure, proper incisions are made, and some cartilage and tissues are removed until the ideal size of the ears is achieved.

Ear Pinning

   The most common problem with the aesthetic look of the ears is the protruding position of them away from the head. Ear pinning aims to achieve better positioning and angle of the prominent ears by reshaping the tissues and cartilage in the outer ears. Sometimes, this operation can be performed together with ear reduction if it is found suitable by the surgeon.

Ear Augmentation

    This type of otoplasty is not as common as the other types; however, it is also a significant problem for patients to have too small ears. Ear augmentation is often performed by taking out necessary cartilage from another part of the body and transferring it to the ears to obtain a better size of the ears. This procedure is suitable for conditions in which the ear is injured by the way its completeness is disrupted.

Am I a suitable candidate for otoplasty?

   Everybody whose ears have reached their full size and have a good state of health is suitable for an otoplasty operation.

   The procedure gives very successful results, especially in children who suffer from protruding ears and are exposed to bullying and teasing among their peers.

   For further information on otoplasty cost and the recovery process; please visit https://clinicmono.com/otoplasty/ and fill out the consultation form; medical consultants of Clinic Mono are looking forward to initiating your otoplasty journey with an online consultation.

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