Operation prominent ears, with or without implants

Written by: Dr. Vicente Paloma Mora
Published: | Updated: 18/11/2018
Edited by: Patricia Fernández Ramos

protruding ears surgery Prominent ears, commonly known as "protruding ears", are subject to complex in many people, who decide to correct the shape or position of the ears by surgery.

In ear surgery, the specialist in Plastic Surgery will make a small incision perfectly invisible in the area behind the ears, from which remodel the cartilage forming suitable folds, reducing the depth of the shell and excising excess skin .

The duration of operation ear usually 45 minutes to an hour depending on the age of the patient under local anesthesia can be performed or general anesthesia.


Age to operate protruding ears

Ear surgery usually is done after 6 years, since at this age the ears are already well developed and have the size they will be in adulthood.


Care after surgery ears

After ear surgery, plastic surgeon will place a bandage modeling ear and allows it to heal in its new correct position. Once the bandage is removed, the patient is recommended to wear for a week or two tape tennis at night to avoid sleeping ear is folded forward.


Operation Results ears

The result after ear surgery is permanent, it will not change with the course necessary. The complications of this operation are very exceptional and very rarely a surgical touch-up is required.


Ear implant operation

The ear implant is a simple and effective surgical procedure is a personalized treatment for protruding ears. It has a difference with conventional surgery that can make an initial assessment at the first visit with the placement of a simulator on the outside of the ears. Thus, the shape of the ears will be modified depending on patient preferences. Another difference is that this operation is usually performed in adults or children over 7 years.

Two weeks before surgery ear implant the patient can not consume acetyl salicylic acid or anti - inflammatory, and two days before the intervention may also not consume alcohol.

The ear implant operation will also be quicker to perform and be given local anesthesia. The intervention involves placing an implant under the skin "ear fold" and close with a few resorbable points.

After implantation of the ear fold in the ears is normal to experience some pain or discomfort, but forward quickly and the swelling that will disappear in a week. It can be prescribed to the patient antibiotics to reduce the risk of infection in the wound of the operation, and unlike conventional ear surgery will not need to wear a bandage after treatment.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Vicente Paloma Mora
Plastic surgery

Dr. Vicente Paloma Mora is a recognized authority in the specialty of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic nationally and internationally. Doctor cum laude in Medicine and Surgery and Special Award from the University of Navarra, in its more than 25 year career has been Head of the Department of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery of the University Clinic of Navarra, he worked as a specialist at the Hospital clinical Barcelona and collaborated with the Hospital San Juan de Dios in craniofacial malformations. He currently heads one of the teams of Plastic Surgery Barcelona Teknon Medical Center.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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