Protruding, misshapen, and asymmetrical ears can adversely affect self esteem and confidence. Many feel that their ears are a source of shame and try to hide them.
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From Consultation to Follow Up Appointments
During the consultative process to discuss the specifics of your procedure and pricing, a preoperative consultation with the physician performing the surgery will be booked, as well as a surgery date. You will receive details on pre and post operative care that you should follow closely.
For a very general list of things to do to adequately prepare your body for surgery, please visit Preparing for Cosmetic Surgery. This list, however, is not exhaustive.
The procedure is performed at the surgical centre of Toronto Cosmetic Clinic. Then, after surgery, a series of follow up appointments will be booked to monitor your recovery.
Otoplasty is the technical term for ear surgery. Ear surgery is a cosmetic surgical procedure that can improve the aesthetic appearance of the ears.
Ear surgery can correct a number of aesthetic problems such as asymmetry, oddly shaped ears, large earlobes, protruding ears and pointy ears.
The purpose of ear surgery at Toronto Cosmetic Clinic is not for the improvement of function/hearing ability.
Men and women who dislike the appearance of their ears are possible candidates for otoplasty. Individuals should be relatively healthy mentally and physically, as well as have realistic goals and expectations of the procedure.
Ear surgery takes about 2-3 hours, depending on the extent of correction. A better estimate will be given during a preoperative consultation with the doctor scheduled to perform the procedure.
After the administration of anesthesia, which is usually general or local with sedation, an incision is made to remove excess skin or cartilage. The incision is usually placed behind the ear, well hidden by a natural crease. Skin may then be loosened so that cartilage can be shaped to achieve a desirable contour. Then, the incision is sutured and dressed.
This is a general outline of the typical ear surgery procedure. Yours may differ depending on what you'd like to have performed. In any case, all individuals undergoing ear surgery at Toronto Cosmetic Clinic will receive an outline of the procedure they'll have during their preoperative consultation.
You may experience some discomfort once the anesthesia wears off. This throbbing or ache is temporary and can be eased with prescribed pain relief. Protective dressing is worn for about a week to help with healing.
Undissolvable stitches will be removed about a week following surgery. A number of followup appointments will be scheduled so that medical professionals may monitor the progress of your recovery. Contact sports and other activities that may involve rubbing or chafing the ears should be avoided for about a month. You can facilitate recovery by sleeping with your head elevated and following the pre and post operative instructions given to you by your surgeon.
You may return to work or school in about 4 days following surgery, as long as it does not compromise your recovery.
You'll be able to see the results of your ear surgery after the dressings have been removed. This is generally within a few days but may be longer depending on the rate of recovery.
Otoplasty, like all surgical procedures, involves its own set of risks. These risks include infection and blood clots, both which can effectively treated. A complete list of risks and side effects will be given to you during the consultative process.