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Otoplasty

Ear Pinning

If your ears stick out too much, they can draw too much attention and appear unattractive on your face. Protruding ears also make the ears appear larger than they are. Advanced Dermatology, PC can perform ear surgeries to help patients with this problem. This procedure can also be done on children who have overly large or protruding ears. For all patients, ear surgery has a huge impact on restoring self-esteem and well-being.

The protruding of the ears is usually due to one or both of the following causes

  • The skull contains a small layer of cartilage in which the ears are placed so that they are flat against the head. Some patients have an oversized crown that pulls the ears away from the head.
  • Cartilage along the edge of the ear sometimes cannot fully develop, resulting in a lack of support at the back of the ear, causing the ear to flop forward.
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Torn Earlobe Repair

Like all ears in general, the earlobes don’t get much attention until they have a defect or deformation of some kind. Once a tear or deformity occurs it can become painfully noticeable, causing social withdrawal in the patient.

An earlobe can tear for many reasons, such as trauma or an injury that exceeds the strength of the earlobe. Also, if the earring gets caught in something or is incorrectly removed, the earlobe of those who wear earrings can break.
Torn earlobe repair can resolve these problems associated with it and bring the earlobe back to being intact. It is performed under local anesthesia and light sedation to ensure maximum patient comfort. During your ear surgery, in the process of reconstructing your earlobe, so it is often necessary to remove any scar tissue that may have remained from the tear. Once the earlobe has healed, a barely visible scar is usually created.

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Risks

During and after ear surgery, there are risks of:

  • Bleeding
  • Poor healing
  • Infection
  • Dissatisfaction with the results

Our after-surgery instructions must be followed accurately to achieve the best possible results. You should stop smoking three weeks before and after surgery until complete healing has been achieved and verified. There is the possibility of irregularities in the projection and appearance of the ear. If the sutures used to hold the ear in place are about to break or breakthrough tissue, revision surgery is an option.

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Recovery

the new ear position and promote healing. You may experience some discomfort that can be controlled with medication.

Most patients are up and walking within a few hours after ear surgery. Lighter bandages can be applied within a few days or replaced with a headband. Activities that could bend the ear should be avoided for at least a month.

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