Otoplasty

Ear pinning is a cosmetic procedure to help you pass by making your face a little more non-descript. Ear surgery creates a natural shape, while bringing balance and proportion to the ears and face.

In general, male ears are larger than female ears. A small male ear may look like an average female ear, but is typically too large for feminine standards. Otoplasty is used to reduce the size of the ears and to correct a problem that affects both men and women with prominent ears.

Some MTF patients have the position of their ears changed so they are flatter against the head or have the size of their earlobes reduced.

Otoplasty Defined

Ear surgery, also known as OTOPLASTY, can improve the shape, position or proportion of the ear.

For FFS patients Otoplasty surgery provides:

  • It reduces the size of the ears, both of the cartilage and of the ear lobe.
  • It reduces the projection of prominent ears when the angle they form is oversized.
  • It corrects the outline of the ear when they are turned down or when they are pointy.
  • It also corrects the earlobes when they have scars from previous face-lifts, when the earlobes are too big because of age or the use of heavy earrings, or ripped earring holes.

Procedure for Otoplasty

Correction of protruding ears uses surgical techniques to create or increase the antihelical fold (just inside the rim of the ear) and to reduce enlarged cartilage (of the largest and deepest concavity of the external ear).

Incisions for otoplasty are generally made on the back surface of the ear. When incisions are necessary on the front of the ear, they are made within its folds to hide them. Internal, non-removable sutures are used to create and secure the newly shaped cartilage in place.

External stitches close the incision. Techniques are individualized, taking care not to distort other structures and to avoid an unnatural “pinned back” appearance.

Recovery Stages

After Otoplasty surgery in Mexico, bandages or dressings will be applied to keep your surgical site clean, protect it from trauma and to support the new position of the ear during initial healing.

Discomfort immediately following ear surgery is normal and can be controlled with pain medication. There may be an itchy feeling under bandages. It is essential that bandages remain intact and are not removed, for any reason. Failure to do so may result in loss of some of the correction and may require a secondary surgery.

Risks and Side Effects

The decision to have ear surgery is extremely personal and you’ll have to decide if the benefits will achieve your goals and if the risks and potential complications are acceptable. Your plastic surgeon and committed staff members in Mexico will explain in detail the risks associated with surgery.

Possible risks of ear surgery include: Bleeding (hematoma), Blood clots, Asymmetry, Infection, Poor wound healing, Change in skin sensation, Skin contour irregularities, Skin discoloration/swelling, Anesthesia risks, and Pain.

Benefits of Otoplasty in Mexico

Ear surgery in Mexico offers immediate results in cases of protruding ears, visible once the dressings that support the new shape of the ear during initial phases of healing are removed. With the ear permanently positioned closer to the head, surgical scars are either hidden behind the ear or well-hidden in the natural creases of the ear.

Ear surgery creates a natural feminine shape, while bringing balance and proportion to the ears and face. Correction of even minor deformities can have profound benefits to appearance and self-esteem.

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