Otoplasty is a plastic surgery procedure that will correct deformities, genetic defects or refine the pinna (the external ear). DRK surgeons practice otoplasty to reconstruct birth deformed ears or for cosmetic purposes. For reconstructing birth defects, the pinna may be microtia or anotia- the patient needs assessment thoroughly to what possible procedure and result can be expected.
On the other hand, otoplasty for cosmetic surgery is common for normal people who dislikes the shape of their ears or as what they call "bat-ear" shape. The surgeon will use the technique of pinning in the pinna or could be cut a little portion of skin or cartilage to pull back the ears, in result the ears will be properly pinned back as desired by the patient.
This ear abnormality is exemplified in men with short hair as they are not able to cover them, whilst women with long hair are more fortunate. The main causes of this abnormality are
The loss of antihelex
These can be fixed but must be assessed on a case-by-case basis. The patient will need to wrap his ears and head for approximately 3 weeks after the procedure.
No Smoking and drinking of alcohol for at least 2 weeks prior surgery
Stop taking medicines such as aspirin and the like.
Note: For foreigner patients, they must stay at least 7 days after the surgery. In this case, the doctor and DRK team can monitor the recovery process and make sure that the patient is safe to go back home in their country or designated country without any complication from the surgery.
Recovery Period : 5 to 7 days