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Prominent Ear Correction Essex

What Is Prominent Ear Correction Surgery Essex?

Prominent ears can be a cause of social embarrassment and make individuals feel anxious and self-conscious. Prominent ears can affect one or both ears, depending on the individual. However, through prominent ear correction surgery Essex, the ears can be set back by recreating the missing fold in the ear cartilage using specially placed stitches, or by cutting and moulding the cartilage. The surgery to pin the ears back is also known as pinnaplasty or otoplasty. Although adults can undergo prominent ear correction surgery Essex, it’s more commonly carried out in children. However, prominent ear correction Essex isn’t suitable for children younger than 5 years old. This is because their ears are still developing and growing. At this young age, the ear cartilage is too soft to hold stitches.

What To Expect From Prominent Ear Correction Essex Surgery?

Prominent ear correction surgery Essex can take place under local anaesthesia, often with sedation, or under general anaesthetic. The scar from the surgery is hidden behind the ear, to keep it discreet. You can usually go home the same day as surgery and will be asked to wear a headband continuously for the first week, to protect your ears whilst they heal. After this, the headband should be worn at night for 6 weeks.

If you want to find out more about prominent ear correction Essex, book an initial appointment with Mr Sierakowski, who will go through the risks and benefits of the procedure and discuss your goals from the surgery.

What Happens During Prominent Ear Correction Surgery Essex?

Prominent ear correction Essex surgery can be conducted under local anaesthetic and involves making a cut behind the ear in order to expose the ear cartilage. Mr Sierakowski will then remove small pieces of cartilage if it’s necessary and put stitches at the back of the ear to position or reshape the ear closer to the head. Prominent ear correction surgery Essex usually takes between 1 and 2 hours.

Are There Any Potential Risks From Prominent Ear Correction Essex?

All surgery involves potential risks and this includes prominent ear correction surgery Essex. After the procedure, all patients will have a scar behind the ear, which starts off quite prominent, but softens and fades with time. It is normal to have some bruising; this usually settles after a week or two.

More serious, but less frequent, risks from prominent ear correction Essex surgery, include:

  • A blood clot under the skin of the ear that needs surgical drainage
  • Significant asymmetry of the ears
  • The ears starting to protrude again
  • Inflammation of the ear cartilage
  • Infection or abscess formation
  • Allergic reaction to the anaesthetic

What To Expect After Prominent Ear Correction Essex?

After prominent ear correction surgery Essex, you can normally be discharged home on the same day. Your ears will be dressed with gauze and cotton wool pads. An elasticated headband is worn over the dressings to keep them in place and hold the ears in position. This needs to be worn constantly for the first week after surgery, meaning that you won’t be able to wash your hair during this time. After one week, the dressings are removed and the scars can be dressed with a simple antibiotic ointment. The stitches are dissolvable, so do not need removing. We recommend that you continue to wear the elasticated headband at night for 6 weeks, to prevent the ears from folding back on themselves whilst you sleep. Children can normally return to school after 1 week but should wear the headband for protection for 6 weeks.

If you experience any problems after prominent ear correction Essex surgery, it’s important that you contact Mr Sierakowski’s team as soon as possible. They are always on hand to offer advice and manage any complications that may arise.

Prominent Ear Correction Essex

If you would like to find out more information about our prominent ear correction surgery Essex, get in touch with us, today. Mr Sierakowski performs this surgery in locations across Essex, including Springfield Hospital in Chelmsford, Phoenix Hospital in Chelmsford and Wellesley Hospital in Southend-on-Sea.

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