DR. MOHAN THOMAS
BEST COSMETIC SURGEON IN INDIA
Protruding or bat ear psychologically affect on the growing child. The correction of this ear deformity is called as Otoplasty Cosmetic Surgery (pinning back of the ears). This is done once the growth of the ear cartilage is complete i.e. after the child is 6 years old.
The ears will be examined, evaluated and photographed. It should be kept in mind that the two ears are never symmetrical and some differences is bound to stay. The angle between the ear and the head is calculated.
It can be performed under local or general anaesthesia. An incision is made on the back of the ear in the crease and the cartilage is exposed. The cartilage is modified (excised or reshaped). The angle between the ear and the head is reduced and permanent stitches are used to retain the ear in the new position. The incision is sutured and fluffy dressing done.
Patients should not sleep on the sides for about 3 weeks. The bandage should be retained for a couple of days after which a head band will have to be worn for about 4 weeks.
Special Instructions - After dressing is removed from ear, wear a support band at least for three to six weeks.
Watch for signs of Hematoma - Painful extreme hardness or bleeding often accompanied by bruising, usually unilateral causing asymmetry. Please call our office immediately and schedule an appointment to see us.