Reconstructive ear surgery

Surgeons perform millions of reconstructive surgeries every year. Reconstructive surgeries are slightly different from cosmetic surgeries in the fact that the main purpose of these is to restore function, whereas in the case of cosmetic surgery, the main purpose or goal is to reshape and restore or enhance the persons’ appearance.

Problems related to ears (mainly those related to the ear appearance) have long been a bane for people (Men and women).

Multiple kinds of problems can occur in the ear – due to genetic factors or due to accidents or severe stress. These can be tears in the ear lobe or large sized ears or protruding ears.

Reconstructive ear surgery might be used to correct such deformities. It can be used to pull back the ears closer to the head or can be used to fix the tears in the lobe.

Reconstructions on the ear are normally easier to be performed compared to other parts of the body and so the reconstructive ear surgery procedures are normally pretty simple. These have also been well practiced over the years and nor normally very safe.

Persons requiring reconstructive ear surgery normally vary from children to adults and are from either gender. In case of children the common problem is with respect to over-sized or protruding ears.

During the Reconstructive ear surgery, incisions, if required are normally placed at the back of the ear and the cartilage will be remodeled.

If required, portions of the cartilage will be removed. The stitches made during the Reconstructive ear surgery are absorbable. Removal of them is not required.

In simple cases, like correction of the ears, Reconstructive ear surgery is done with local anesthetic, and the long rest of recovery periods are not required.

In cases where complications are more, the complete procedure might take many hours and might involve many different stages. In these cases the healing process is sometimes painful and recovery periods can be long.

Bandages might be required after the Reconstructive ear surgery to hold the ears in place and to help the healing process. After a couple of weeks these bandages can be removed.

Although reconstructive ear surgery is a simple and safe surgery, it should not be handled in a careless manner. It should be recommended and performed only based on the needs and is extremely useful in restoring the function and looks of the ear.

Although the end result cannot be compared to a natural ear, it comes pretty close and the patients can look forward to days where they forget the problem and move ahead.


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