If you’ve got prominent ears, and you want to do something about them, maybe 2017 is the year when you go for a completely new look.
In most cases, the reason for prominent ears is the lack of a ‘fold’ at the back of the ear that usually keeps them pinned to the sides of the head.
Luckily, cosmetic surgery can remedy that. The technical names of corrective ear surgery are ‘pinnaplasty’ and ‘otoplasty’, but they pretty much amount to the same thing – a simple cosmetic surgery procedure which aims to bring your lobes back into line.
What does a pinnaplasty surgery involve?
The goal in the vast majority of pinnaplasty procedures is to get at the cartilage within the ear in order to create a new fold. Clients are given local anaesthetic, and the procedure begins with a minor incision behind the ear.
This gives the surgeon the opportunity to remove pieces of cartilage, and then score and stitch what’s left, in order to create the desired shape to create a new fold which brings the ears into line. It’s a walk-in, walk-out procedure.
What happens after a pinnaplasty?
It depends on the procedure and the work involved. In most cases, you may experience soreness, tenderness and even numbness after a procedure, followed by a tingling sensation which lasts a few weeks.
In certain cases, you will be required to wear a bandage around your head for a few days, in order to protect your ears from infection. There could be slight bruising for a couple of weeks. Your stitches will be removed no later than 10 days after the procedure, and you will be advised to avoid certain activities for a couple of months.
The upside is that all our clients tell us that any minor inconveniences are completely worth it for the look they’ve wanted for most of their life.Leave a reply