Information about Otoplasty or Ear Surgery in Argentina
The main objective of otoplasty or ear surgery is to modify the size and shape of your ears in order to give them a more pleasant look. If you have too big ears or they stand out prominently, this is your chance to stop being ashamed of them and harmonize your face.
In the first step, the surgeon makes a vertical incision on the back of each ear exposing the cartilage that is under the skin (this cartilage is what gives the ear firmness and defines its shape).After that, there are two kinds of procedures according to the particular characteristics of each case: a) The surgeon sculpts the cartilage and folds it towards the head in order to reduce its projection, after that he sutures with permanent stitches that will hold it in the desired position. b) The surgeon removes part of the cartilage to achieve a larger reduction before folding it towards the head, after that he sutures with permanent stitches that will hold it in the desired position.
Hospitalization: You will not have to be hospitalized, it is done on an outpatient basis.
After the surgery
• After discharge, you will be able to resume most normal activities. You will not be able to do any heavy lifting (nothing over 25 lbs.) and you may not do any vigorous exercises (jogging, tennis, aerobics).
Returning to Normal Routine
• You can go back to work or school in about 5 or 7 days.
What are the possible side-effects and complications of an otoplasty?
What can be expected from an Otoplasty or ear surgery?
The results of the ear surgery are to reshape the ears, permanently reduce the size of larger ones and set prominent ears back closer to the head.
What can not be expected from an Otoplasty or ear surgery?
Even though it will make your face look more beautiful and harmonious, and it will probably also improve your self-esteem, You cannot expect to make you look perfect. We must be realistic and accept that that kind of perfection does not exist.
Last Update: 06/26/2012
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