Ear surgery or otoplasty is a common aesthetic procedure in Džepina Clinic. The doctor approaches each patient individually and prepares a plan of surgery, guided by the ideal proportion of ears in relation to the shape of the face and head.
The outer part of the ear, in some people does not fit close to the head, but has a greater distance. Some patients have deformed ears by birth, injury, or the ears are too large and out of symmetry. With a delicate surgical procedure, each case is resolved and it is possible to return the ears to their normal position, reshape or reduce them.
Ear correction is most often done in children before going to school. Ear surgery or otoplasty is performed when the ears reach their final size. Your surgeon will assess whether the process of ear growth is complete and surgery is most often performed after the fifth or sixth year of life. The reason why parents decide to have surgery on children is the large impact of appearance on self-confidence from an early age, and significant psychosocial benefit from early intervention on interaction with peers.
Ear correction in Džepina Clinic is an operation that significantly changes the lives of patients, and there is no risk of hearing damage.
Ear surgery in children is recommended for several reasons. In children, cartilage is soft and therefore most suitable for shaping. Surgical correction of the eras in preschool age has the greatest psychosocial benefit and enables the child to grow up without negative peer pressure.
In adult patients, otoplasty means that the ears will have a relatively lower possibility of reshaping. This is solely because the ears in old age have different characteristics and the cartilage is not so soft, but the surgery is effective in any case.
Dr. Dzepina examines all the structures of the ear in detail, and considers the possibilities of correction that would be best suited for each patient individually. Otoplasty will correct both position of the eras on the head as well as symmetry.
If you cannot decide on ear surgery because you are missing some of the answers and you are not sure, arrange a consultation in Džepina Clinic. The doctor will give you more information about your specific case after the consultation.
Ear surgery is performed under general anaesthesia in smaller children, and in local anaesthesia with sedation in older children and adult patients. Surgery on both ears takes about 1.5 to 2 hours.
The surgeon will make an incision in the skin behind the ear in a natural furrow where the ear joins the head. Ear surgery removes part of the cartilage and skin, and depending on the case, the cartilage is modelled and shaped. Cartilage formation is the most important part of this operation, because in that way the optimal position and shape of the ear is achieved. In some cases, it is necessary to remove part of the cartilage or fix the cartilage by placing permanent sutures, in order to achieve the best possible shape and position of the ear. It is extremely important to respect the natural position of the ear and avoid fixing the ear too close to the head.
Patients can return to light activities immediately after the operation on the second day, and return to normal daily activities is possible in a week or two, depending on the case. Dr Džepina takes care of each individual case and gives detailed instructions for recovery after ear surgery.
The risks after the operation are minimal, and in some patients there is a small possibility of inflammation and hematoma. Patients after ear surgery do not have major pain, but need to pay more attention to the operated area during sleep in the recovery period.
After the operation, a sterile bandage is placed around the ears and head, which is worn for a week. Patients must avoid sleeping on their side and putting pressure on the operated area. The sutures that close the incision on the skin after the operation are placed under the skin and break down on their own, so it is not necessary to remove them. After removing the bandage, it is necessary to wear an elastic band that protects the ears during the night for a month. In rare cases, there is a very small chance that the ear will return to its original position due to cartilage tissue memory. After otoplasty, there is an almost imperceptible “hidden” scar on the back of the ear.
Otoplasty will significantly improve the quality of life for the patients. With ear surgery, patients are more satisfied with their appearance, they are comfortable in all social contacts and no longer have to worry about the defect that burdened them.
Džepina Clinic provides patients with more payment options in order to choose the method that suits them best. The price of the ear surgery is available in the price list of the Džepina Clinic.
The actual results of the patients in Džepina Clinic before and after the ear surgery are the best recommendation. Ear surgery makes a dramatic difference in appearance and improves patients quality of life by improving their self-confidence.
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