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EAR CORRECTION


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Ear correction     Ear correction

 

 

The shape, size and position of a normal ear is often a common genetic trait of a family. In the same way, unusual looking ears are probably a “family problem"? Children with ears that stick out or are too big may be bullied by others, which can cause them stress and damage the development of their character. Adults may not be openly taunted by others, but the fear and humiliation experienced in childhood will never disappear. Surgical correction offers an effective solution. A child’s ear has almost achieved its final size by the age of five or six. The aim of surgical correction is to stop them from sticking out and to give them a more normal shape through the rearrangement of the flexible cartilage structure. The skin is lifted and partially removed from the cartilage during surgery. The skin will be placed back and stitched up carefully after the position and shape of the cartilage have been corrected. The ear will be supported with a protective cotton pad and the head will be covered with a turban-like bandage.

 

This surgery is performed under LOCAL ANAESTHETIC. We will check the sensitivity of the patient before choosing a method of anaesthesia. The most suitable method will be determined by the physician-anaesthesiologist in our clinic during your pre-surgery interview.

You will have to wear the turban bandage for five to seven days after your post-surgery check-up.

Stitches will be removed either in PГ¤rnu or Tallinn – whichever is best for you. We recommend that you wear a supporting bandage on your head for another 2-3 weeks.

 

THE POSSIBILITY OF COMPLICATIONS IS SMALL: since the ear structure is not touched, hearing is not affected. However, even the most skilled surgeon cannot guarantee that there will be no complications. It may appear that your corrected ears do not have the same shape when people look directly at your face or your profile. However, it has to be said that perfectly symmetrical ears are rare, so you should not even expect to have them. Further correction can be carried out if this bothers you. There is also the risk of lymph liquid gathering between the cartilage and skin producing a strongly deformed configuration. This can be effectively prevented with a carefully placed bandage. In general, it may be said that ear correction produces excellent results that help patients feel better about themselves.

 

TIME SCHEDULE

 

 

  • 40 min - 2 hours for procedure
  • 1 hours at the clinic
  • 7 days off work
  • 2-3 weeks rehabilitation, returning to normal life
  • 5-6 weeks full rehabilitation, sports
  • 6 months, the best results appear

 

AVOID ASPIRIN TWO WEEKS BEFORE AND THREE WEEKS AFTER SURGERY!