There are two types of ear surgery, either surgical or non-surgical method:
- Surgical method: In this one, the doctor makes a surgical incision, whose size is determined according to the patient’s ear defects, to correct them.
- Non-surgical method: The doctor reshapes the cartilage of the ear and tightens it back by using golden threads. Then makes a very small incision in the back of the ear, which enables him to control the cartilage, and finally closes the incision.
For children, a candidate for ear surgery should meet the following conditions:
- The candidate should be in good health, without any serious diseases or chronic ear infections.
- The ear cartilage should be stable enough to perform an ear surgery.
- The candidate should be cooperative and follow all instructions well.
For adults, a candidate for ear surgery should be:
- The person should be in good health, without any serious diseases or certain infections that may hinder the recovery process.
- Should not be a smoker.
- Have a full realization of the importance of ear cosmetic surgery and its positive impact on his health situation and social life.
Some necessary instructions that must be followed by the patient before the ear surgery to ensure the success of the surgery and get the desired results:
- Perform the necessary laboratory and medical tests before undergoing ear surgery.
- Take certain medications prescribed by your doctor to ensure positive results during the procedure.
- Check your current medications by your doctor to ensure that they do not cause any negative effects during the surgery.
- Stop smoking before the operation.
- Avoid taking aspirin, certain NSAIDs, and herbal supplements because they cause severe bleeding.
After the ear surgery, you should follow several recommendations to avoid any complications or side effects associated with the surgery:
- You must wear the necessary dressings prescribed by your doctor to keep the wound clean and protect it from any infection that might occur, not to mention its importance in supporting the new position of the ear after the operation, for three days at least.
- Stay at home for at least a week.
- Follow the necessary instructions of ear care after the operation, such as taking certain medicines to reduce the risk of infection.
- Contact your doctor immediately in case of having unusual side effects or complications.
- Keep away from sunlight or bad environmental conditions after the ear surgery.
- Follow the doctor’s instructions to speed up your recovery on the one hand, and ensure successful results on the other hand.
There are three stages of ear surgery:
- Anesthesia: Anesthesia can be local or general, depending on the patient’s condition, usually determined by the doctor.
- Making an incision: To correct the prominent ears, the size of the inner fold of the ear is usually increased while the size of the cartilage is reduced to give a bigger concavity of the ear. For the other incisions, surgical incisions are generally made in the back area of the ear but sometimes, it is necessary to make it in the anterior area of the air to hide it within the folds inside the ear.
- Closing the surgical incisions: Surgical incisions are closed with external medical stitches on the back of the ear to avoid any signs due to the incisions.