Otoplasty Surgery in Vadodara
What is Otoplasty Surgery?
Protruding or bat ear have a profound psychological effect on the growing child. The correction of this deformity is called as otoplasty (ear correction) or pinning back of the ears. This is a procedure that is done once the growth of the ear cartilage is complete i.e. after the child is 6 years old. This condition is ideally treated before it causes psychological stress and trauma to the person.
Otoplasty Pre-Surgery Procedure
We will evaluate your medical history and will advise you with regards to cessation of smoking and medications containing aspirin. The ears will be examined, evaluated and photographed. It should be kept in mind that the two ears are never symmetrical and some difference in their shape is bound to stay. The angle between the ear and the head is calculated.
The areas that will be excised or reshaped are marked and digital photographs taken in order to document the amount of improvement after surgery.
Otoplasty Surgery Procedure
It can be performed under local or general anaesthesia. An incision is made on the back of the ear in the crease and the cartilage is exposed. The cartilage is modified (excised or reshaped) depending on the preop plan. The angle between the ear and the head is reduced and permanent stitches are used to retain the ear in the new position. The incision is closed with stitches under the skin and a fluffy cotton dressing is done. Bandage is placed on the ear to help in healing. The procedure takes only a couple of hours.
Post Surgery Procedure
Patients should be careful not to sleep on the sides for about 3 weeks. The bandage should be retained for a couple of days after which a head band will have to be worn for about 4 weeks.Pain and bruising near the ear are expected but is controlled by medication. Normal activity can be started in 2-3 days. The ear should not be pulled or stretched till complete healing has taken place as relapses are possible due to the ‘memory’ of cartilage.
Otoplasty Surgery Aftercare
- Wound Care: Incisions may be cleaned with dilute peroxide and coated with bactroban cream as needed.
- Activity: Increase activity as tolerated with no heavy exercise for two weeks.
- Special instructions: After dressing is removed, wear a support band at least for three to six weeks. The more it can be worn the first week, the better
Dr. Rajnikant Parmar
M.S ; M.CH (Plastic Surgeon)
Dr. Rajnikant did his M.CH in Plastic Surgery (Gold Medalist) from M. S. University, Vadodara, one the best and most reputed institute for Plastic Surgery, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgery all over the world. He has vast knowledge and experience for various Cosmetic and Plastic surgery procedures in India. He is practicing in Vadodara since last 5 years. He has worked with world renowned Aesthetic Surgeons like Dr. Kotaro from Japan. His ability to identify individual problem and analyze everyone’s cosmetic & functional demands and cure each his patients as per the best practices of medical domain makes him unique cosmetic surgeon.
Dr. Deepmala Parmar
Dr. Deepmala Parmar has a keen interest in Aesthetic Dentistry. She has 14 years of experience in Implantology and has placed numerous implants for oral rehabilitation at Kashiba Dental Clinic, Chhani Jakatnaka, Vadodara. She has achieved putting more than 350 dental implants with 100% retention and success ratio. She did her specialized dental implant course from Nair Medical College, Mumbai. In her 14 years of dental practice she has more than 6500 patients with big smiles on their faces..