The prominent ears (shelled ears) take place because of lack development of some creases of the pavilion, or, an excess of conchal auricle, that which gives the appearance of "earlobes”.
Otoplasty is a description of surgical procedures designed to give the auricle a more natural and anatomic appearance.
In the school age, there are occasions that the friends make jokes, originate a complex in the childhood. For this reason, this surgery can be accomplished since the 6 years, allowing to the children an appropriate integration.
ANESTHESIA: In adults it can be carried out under a local anesthesia, or local with sedation. In children we opt for local sedation and or general.
SURGERY: The surgery is destined to correct the protuberance of the ears (excessive ear cartilage), as well as to reduce the excessive "cupped" or "shell” ear projection. The incision is carried out behind the ear, from where the surgeon models the cartilage creating a new form.
DURATION: Two hours approximately.
HOSPITALIZATION: Of some hours to one day in children.
POSTOPERATIVE CARES: After the procedure, the head is wrapped in a thick bandage for three weeks, to avoid efforts until the fourth week.
RECOVERY: A week.
FINAL RESULT: One month.