Otoplasty is a cosmetic surgery designed to alter the appearance of your ears. For anyone who has ever grown up being teased because their ears are too big or they get too much, this is probably the surgery you dreamed about when you were a child. Otoplasty can involve a variety of things from immobilizing the ears so that they do not protrude to reshape the ears or make them larger or even smaller.
Cosmetic surgery of the ear can be done so that the person feels happier with their overall appearance, in the same way, that any cosmetic surgery can be performed or can be done to correct a disability or injury from an accident. This type of procedure can be performed under local anesthesia or general anesthesia. The type of anesthesia that is used will depend on a variety of factors including your age and what is being done. For most patients, it is an outpatient procedure, but this can vary on a case-by-case basis, of course.
For example, children who undergo this surgery will do so under general anesthesia and are likely also to have a hospital stay for more than one night to ensure adequate care after surgery. How long do the results of otoplasty last? It depends on what is being done. The simplest procedures can take as little as one hour to complete, while more complex procedures can take up to five hours to complete, so it is important to find an otoplasty Manchester or other UK option.
After the surgery, the whole head will be wrapped with a thick gauze that will be changed to a lighter wrap after a few days, and finally, it will be completely removed. The wraps help the ear heal and repair in the correct position, so it is important that the wraps remain in place for the surgery to be successful. Once the wraps can be removed, you will still need to sleep with a headband on for up to two weeks to cover and protect your ears.
On the positive side, Otoplasty results, unlike other cosmetic procedures, are immediately visible. The pain and discomfort that are expected are minimal beyond the initial discomfort of having to wear a headband at night and not sleep on the ears for a few weeks while recovering. The risk factors with this type of procedure are minimal, and the scars are usually minimal and are easily hidden behind the ear or in the folds of the ear.
The total cost of the procedure will vary depending on the geographical location, the actual procedure performed, including complications and doctor’s fees. You should expect to see a surgeon’s bill for your fees, the surgery centre or the hospital for the surgery room or the hospital room if a night of hospitalisation was needed, and the anesthesiologist for your fees.
Be sure to ask your surgeon what fees to expect and from whom so that you can budget accordingly for the full cost of your otoplasty Manchester surgery. Most patients are happy with the results of their cosmetic ear surgery and have greater self-confidence as a result of their new appearance.