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Ear Surgery - Most Common Otoplasty Procedures by Andrew Stratton

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Ear Surgery - Most Common Otoplasty Procedures

Ear surgery is one of the most common practices in the medical industry today. Otoplasty, which reconstructs the exterior portion of the ear, is utilized for many different deformities. There are three standard methods of reconstruction.

Cosmetic ear surgery is becoming one of the most common practices in the industry, especially among children. There are many areas that require various procedures to correct. Otoplasty is a specific treatment that corrects deformities and disfigurements within that specific area of the head.

Reasons for Otoplasty

There are numerous reasons to choose the otoplasty procedure. The first reason is reconstruction for those born with missing or partially missing auricles, or the visible external portion. This condition is referred to as microtia and usually only effects one side. The second reason is to correct protruding ears, which is one of the most common needs for otoplasty. The third reason is to correct the size or shape. The final reason is to mold deformities afflicting the region. In the medical community, otoplasty is commonly considered reconstructive as opposed to cosmetic. As a result, ear surgery is usually covered by health insurance.

Three Types of Otoplasty Procedures

There are three primary techniques for the otoplasty procedure. The first method involves an incision on the least noticeable area which is usually the back. Once the incision is made, exposed cartilage will be molded and repositioned closer to the head. This is for a more symmetrical and consistent look. Surgeon’s often use non-removable stitches to keep the cartilage in its proper position. In some instances, the surgeon will remove excess cartilage in order to keep the shape and improve appearance.

The second procedure involves removing the skin and peeling the cartilage back. Non-removable stitches are used to maintain the position of the cartilage. At the incision point, dissolvable stitches are used which disappear within about a week.

The final method is used for congenital microtia or total construction. The general procedure is acquiring the framework from the ribs and back which are used to create a skin graft. Then the canal is carved out. Deformities caused by trauma such as burns often endure many procedures for construction, with many skin grafts depending on the severity of the burn.

Tips to Consider

There are a few guidelines to remember during the consultation. For instance, always review surgeon education, certifications, credentials, training and the number of procedures performed. Also, inquire as to the location that the treatment will be performed and the extent of the treatment. Additionally, make sure to view before and after photos of other patients performed upon by the surgeon. Furthermore, always request pre-operation and post-operation instructions to ensure a safe procedure and recovery period. Finally, ask about any complications that may arise during the operation and any accompanying side-effects.

Always consult a plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery prior to making any decisions. The surgeon will give you different options and tell you about procedures. That way you will discover what is the best method of ear surgery for your needs.

If you or someone you know is considering ear surgery, Atlanta Plastic Surgery Specialists can help you to make the decision. For more information on types of procedures offered or, if in the area, to schedule an appointment for consultation, please visit

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