Prominent ear abnormality repair
Correction of the prominent ears usually involves suturing of the pliable cartilage or resection of the cartilage or a combination of both. This may be done as early as 10 years of age. The scars are placed at the back of the ears and are indiscernible after several months.
Ear Surgery - Before & After Examples
Torn earlobe repair
Torn earlobes are commonly seen in female patients who wear heavy earrings; the repair involves resection of the healed area and re-suturing of the edges on both sides.
What to expect when you have ear surgery
- Anaesthesia: Local, sedation or general
- Location of operation: Faces & Curves Surgical Center or Hospital
- Length of surgery: 1-2 hours for the prominent ear, 20-30 mins torn earlobe
- Length of stay: Outpatient (home on the same day)
- Discomfort: Mild to moderate pain under medication for 2-3 days
- Medications / smoking: (Aspirin, Vit. E, Gingko Biloba, etc.) Stop smoking at least 10 days prior to surgery and resumed 2 weeks thereafter. Antibiotics may be prescribed.
- Swelling and bruising: Will be mostly gone 7-10 days, cold compress will help
- Dressing / bandages: Bandages are placed behind, in front of the ear for support
- Removal of stitches: 7th – 10th day
- Complications: Low risk such as prolonged swelling, bleeding, infection
- Return to work: You may do so 5-7 days, appearance is your only limiting factor
- Exercise: May be resumed on the 3rd week
- Final result: Seen in 3-6 months
- Average cost: Available upon request
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