Otoplasty is a surgical procedure performed to correct a congenital or acquired ear defect. The operation can be performed for children from 7 years old, it is considered one of the safest.
Most often, an operation to correct the auricles is performed in the presence of defects in the outer ear (these include floppy ears, protruding auricles, large lobes), injuries or asymmetry of the auricles.
The latter type of plastic surgery is usually performed in several stages. You can also make decorative plastic, the task of which is to modify the ears.
Plastic surgery requires the consultation of a surgeon both before the procedure to correct the auricles, and after. Both ears are amenable to intervention, even if the problem is only with one. This way the result will be more symmetrical. The doctor needs to be notified about taking any medications, and you also need to check with him how many hours before the plastic surgery it is necessary to limit the intake of food.
The correction of the shape of the ears itself is performed in several stages:
The duration of the intervention depends on its type and what task the surgeon needs to solve. For example, the correction of floppy ears takes up to 2 hours, a more complex correction may require more time. Adult patients are given local anesthesia, while young patients are given general anesthesia. As a rule, after the procedure for correcting the auricles, they are not left in the hospital.
The result of such intervention is irreversible, the shape of the ears will not change. After the procedure, bruises, swelling or scars may form, and it also happens that patients have reduced sensitivity on the operated area.
A little bit about how much the procedure costs in Minsk: you can find out the cost at the consultation, because it depends on the area and complexity of the intervention.