CORRECTIVE EAR SURGERY FOR PROMINENT EARS
|EARPINNING TO RESHAPE, REPOPOSITION OR CORRECT PROTRUDING EARS|
Corrective Ear Surgery |
Having protruding or oversized ears can be a psychologically painful experience, especially for children.
Otoplasty is a procedure that corrects, repositions or reshapes prominent or deformed ears resulting from an oversized or protruding angle in the cartilage of the ear. Mostly performed on children over six years of age to reduce any emotional impact on their social development or physical distress, corrective ear surgery will also address any other ear abnormalities.
By changing the shape of the ear cartilage and bringing it closer to the side of the head in line with the facial symmetry, the procedure will leave the patient with well-shaped ears that will complement the natural appearance.
Please note that the surgery only corrects the outer ear and does not affect the hearing or any internal structures.
Corrective surgery for children is recommended before they commence school.
DOWNTIME: Day surgery. RECOVERY TIME: Bandages are removed around five days post-surgery. An elasticised headband is then worn for another seven to ten days.
F A Q S
Dr Lionel Chang [MB BS FRACS] discusses Otoplasty |
Introducing Dr Lionel Chang on the subject of Otoplasty and the procedure’s most frequently-asked questions.
Please note that the information featured in the video is only a general overview. During your initial consultation with Dr Chang, you will receive a comprehensive assessment based on your age, medical history, unique physical characteristics and your desired outcome.