Otoplasty is a procedure that targets the cosmetic needs and defects of the external ear or injured ear, most of the time the procedure is done to correct prominent ears in children. The reason for the procedure is improving the cosmetic appearance and function of the ears. Psychological trauma can cause such problems.
What to expect during Otoplasty
If you want to get the procedure, it is better to start talking with your surgeon about your problems and the concerns you have. The doctor will talk to you about the options you have and will recommend the right procedure. He will also let you know about the limitations you have because of your skin, face and ears. The doctor will take pictures before the procedure and after the procedure. The pictures before the procedure help to plan for the procedure while the pictures after the procedure are meant to monitor the results.
The doctor will give instructions to help you recover after the reconstruction and cosmetic surgery of the ears. When you take good care of your child or yourself, it will prevent complications. It is important to read all the information and to follow them.
Complications that may results from Otoplasty
The ear surgery can be performed safely with all the care and it helps in obtaining the right results. However, there are some complications which have been reported within the medical literature. The list does not include all the complications but it is meant to give information about what you may expect after the procedure.