A defect in the ear structure can be present at birth which becomes worse as one grows. The defect can occur in latter stages also, due mishap or injury. It can either be in the form of protruding or disfigured ears. Overly large ears are due to a rare condition called Macrotia whereas protruding ears occur on one or both sides in varying degrees.
This condition has a negative effect on a person's appearance and often leads that person to develop an inferiority complex. But, it can be easily cured with the help of a treatment called Otoplasty or 'Bat Ear Correction'. It can dramatically improve the shape, size, position of the ear. Thus, it can be very beneficial to a person's appearance and can provide a major confidence-boost.
Surgery begins behind the ear with a small incision. The surgeon removes the required amount of cartilage and skin which is required to achieve the desired effect. But, in some cases the surgeon trims the cartilage and shapes it into a more pleasing form. Thereafter, using other surgical means he secures the cartilage. There are alternate methods also wherein he uses stitches to hold the cartilage permanently in place.
We have in-house specialists at our clinic in Pune to carry out the otoplasty procedure.
Soft dressings are applied behind the ear and they remain there for a few days. There is a possibility of mild discomfort in case the patient is used to sleeping on the side as this can cause pain. Hence, the doctor recommends that the patient modify his / her sleeping pattern for a few days which is quite easy. The surgeon also recommends headbands to keep the ears in a stationary position for at least 2 weeks. A thin white scar remains behind the ear as a result of the incision but it is virtually unnoticeable.
It would look rather unattractive on anybody if they have their ears pointing out. Some people have a tendency to disapprove of such deformities. As a result of their disapproval that person can get depressed. But, with the help of Otoplasty, one can easily repair this defect; also, the results can be so impressive that nobody will be able to tell that previously those same ears were deformed. The person then develops self-confidence.