Are you unhappy with the appearance of your ears? Are you concerned about the proportion of your ears? You do not have to settle. Ear surgery can alter the shape of your ears and how they protrude. Learn more when you schedule a consultation with our team at Dr. Kullamaa Plastikakirurgia in Tallinn, Estonia.
Ear Surgery to Correct the Appearance of Protruding Ears
Ear surgery, or medically referred to as otoplasty, is commonly done on children, but it can be performed on adults as well. This procedure is often performed with the goal of making the ears more proportional to the face and other facial features.
While the surgery often entails pinning back the ears, it may also involve improving the appearance of lop ear (the tip folds down) and abnormally large earlobes. As each person is unique, your ear surgery procedure should be unique as well. It is important that your goals are at the center of treatment.
To learn more about the benefits of ear surgery, schedule a consultation with our team in Tallinn.
How Ear Surgery Is Done
In general, a small incision is placed at the back of the ear, specifically within the natural skin fold for optimal scar concealment. This allows access to the cartilage, which is the main structure of the ear.
A small piece of cartilage is removed or reshaped before stitching the ears closer to the head. Cutting out the cartilage is often needed to achieve permanent results; after all, this tissue has a very strong memory, meaning it tends to go back to its original position if the surgeon only relies on suturing techniques. Most ear surgeries are performed as an outpatient procedure, and results from each otoplasty procedure will vary.
Recovery from Your Ear Surgery
As an outpatient procedure, ear surgery involves a straightforward recovery, which our staff in Tallinn will review with you in detail. You may want to take the time to relax after your procedure, and there may be a specific bandage or other care instructions to use.
To learn more about ear surgery, contact us at Dr. Kullamaa Plastikakirurgia in Tallinn, Estonia. Our team is prepared to answer the questions you may have about otoplasty for you or a member of your family.