Dr. Oscar Villafane Top Doctors plastic surgeon, we talk about otoplasty.
& iquest;What is the purpose of otoplasty and that cases used?
The ears are prominent mainly for two reasons: one is when the shell is too big and the whole ear and going forward, the most frequent in 80 % of cases, why is this crease here is called the antihelix, which is poorly trained;as if the ear were pressed and pressed his ear to be going forward, which the treatments are creating the antihelix ear to go backwards.
& iquest, the method consisting in with millimetric scar?
It consists, with local anesthesia, in Millimetre courts to make some, those cuts through scoring with a magnifying loupes, a permanent suture is what will give us the ear naturally. We performed sutures precisely localized sites for a curvature of antihelix as natural as possible.
& iquest;are the advantages over other methods?
Well that is performed under local anesthesia. Millimetre few cuts which does not carry scars compared with traditional techniques, not the skin becomes dry, the patient makes a normal life since the next day is done: can shower and normal life, as it has no bandage, the patient requires a sick leave, the patient is in the same query result, we give a small mirror and immediately see the result has been, thus, the happier will the surgery. Also can be used to tweak secondary ears that have not been, or perhaps have been fine, but the patient in the upper third sees a small deformity that this technique can be corrected.
& iquest;Shall the patient to rest after the intervention?
The technique is not because they do not have scars, the patient has to rest;makes normal life from day and you can shower and go out without bandages on the next day, which is a major advantage in this technique.