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Will i need otoplasy (cosmetic ear surgery)?

Will i need otoplasy (cosmetic ear surgery)?

Need?: First, need entirely depends on you. If you want an ear condition corrected, you will need surgery. If so, find a surgeon and discuss what is involved. ...Read more

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Ear Surgery (Definition)

Ear surgery is comprised of surgical procedures that are for the myriad of areas of the ear including the auricle, ear canal, the tympanic membrane, and on structures behind the middle ear including on the inner ear itself or the hearing bones. The reasons can be for cosmetic enhancement, as in for lop ears, for the excision of abnormal conditions such ...Read more


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How do I know if i need otoplasy (cosmetic ear surgery)?

How do I know if i need otoplasy (cosmetic ear surgery)?

A personal decision : Otoplasty surgery can mean different things. Most commonly it is "ear pinning" or flattening prominent ears. This is a very individual decision much like rhinoplasty. Often persons request this surgery if they don't like how much their ears stick out and are constantly covering their ears with their hair. Some parents request this for their children due to taunting by other children. ...Read more

Dr. Otto Placik Dr. Placik
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Cosmetic ear surgery (Tip)

Surgery may be the best remedy for you but rehab is key. ...See more

Dr. Felecia Sumner Dr. Sumner
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Treating Swimmer's Ear (Checklist)

Keep water out of ears (use earplugs or shower cap when showering)
Daily
Use eardrops as directed
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Use Tylenol or warm compresses to minimize pain
3x day
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What information do I have to bring along to do cosmetic ear surgery?

What information do I have to bring along to do cosmetic ear surgery?

Ear surgery info: For ear surgery, like all surgery, you need to give a medical and personal history, including medications being taken and any allergies. ...Read more

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Will i be able to pin my ears back at home without having cosmetic ear surgery?

Will i be able to pin my ears back at home without having cosmetic ear surgery?

Only for newborns: Ear reshaping or an "otoplasty" is more than just pinning the ear back. The ear is reshaped to conform with the normal ear contours. It is set back , so the ear does not protrude. Newborns cartilage is soft and can be reshaped using custom made molds. However, this will not wok for children or adults. ...Read more

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Dr. Ryan Phasouk Dr. Phasouk
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Cosmetic ear surgery (Tip)

The key to healing, from a major surgery, is great nutrition. ...See more

Dr. Dale Tylor Dr. Tylor
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Treating an Ear Infection (Checklist)

Look for other sources of ear pain besides infection
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Ask doc if TMJ (spasm of muscles to jaw joint) is causing ear pain
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Know that middle ear fluid isn't necessarily infection
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Look for ear pain and ear drainage -- both signs of infection
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Who performs cosmetic ear surgeries?

Who performs cosmetic ear surgeries?

Plastic Surgeons: Various surgeons can perform cosmetic ear surgery. Facial Plastic surgeons who are trained in Otolaryngology (ENT) along with Head and neck surgery are optimally equipped. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ear surgery?

What is the definition or description of: ear surgery?

Surgery on the ear.: Ear surgery is comprised of surgical procedures that are for the myriad of areas of the ear including the auricle, ear canal, the tympanic membrane, and on structures behind the middle ear including on the inner ear itself or the hearing bones. The reasons can be for cosmetic enhancement, as in for lop ears, for the excision of abnormal conditions such as cancer, for infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Zahid Niazi Dr. Niazi
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Cosmetic ear surgery (Tip)

Move it, move it - post surgery/injury. Best outcome. ...See more

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Will ear surgery cause a scar?

Will ear surgery cause a scar?

Depends, Most Hidden: For reconstructive ear surgery, scars can be visible depending on what needs to be corrected. For cosmetic ear pinning (otoplasty), the scars are usually hidden either behind the ear or within an ear crease. Inner ear surgery may require an incision behind the ear, which is also well hidden. ...Read more

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What to do about ear surgery ( otoplasty) info?

What to do about ear surgery ( otoplasty) info?

This is cosmetic: There are few functional indications for pinning ears back (otoplasty). There are no medical concerns for forward ears. This is essentially a cosmetic concern/operation. The risks are low but not zero. Other than anesthetic concerns for your overall health, the most serious complication following otoplasty is cartilage infection which is difficult to treat but asymmetry/relapse are more common. ...Read more

Dr. Boris Aronzon Dr. Aronzon
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Cosmetic ear surgery (Tip)

Pre- surgery physical therapy sometimes helps with faster recovery. ...See more

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Is it possible to overcome a vestibular balance problem due to ear surgery?

Depends on cause: If you have reduced inner ear function due to surgery that is stable, more activity results in greater compensation of your other senses. If it is due to leakage of inner ear fluid, either bed rest or surgey to seal this leakage is best. ...Read more

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Had ear surgery a week ago today and my head still feels all clogged up and I get tired a lot is this normal?

Had ear surgery a week ago today and my head still feels all clogged up and I get tired a lot is this normal?

Could be: Could be associated w your surgery (infection) or could be from a totally unrelated cause. Call your Surgeon and report symptoms. If you can' treachery Surgeon, or if symptoms worsen, go to ER. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Long Dr. Long
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Cosmetic ear surgery (Tip)

Be aware that there are specialists in all areas these days. This applies to rehabilitation from surgery or injuries as well. I would advise you to seek out the experts and then let their advice become your routine. Time and space separate you from whatever initiated the damage. Focus on what you have and then go from there. Some of us will pass through life without splitting a toenail. Most of the rest of us are not so lucky. ...See more

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How painful is ear surgery?

Varies.: There are a variety of "ear surgeries" performed. You may want to be more specific in order to receive more specific answers. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What kinds of ear surgery are there for kids?

What kinds of ear surgery are there for kids?

Many. All depend on : the reason for surgery. Please list the ones you are curious about. The most common is bilateral myringotomy,incision of the eardrum, & insertion of Pressure Equalization Tubes for infants & children age 6 mos.-12 yrs. with Otitis Media with Effusion lasting 3 or more months with documented Conductive Hearing Loss. See www.m.oto.sagepub.com/content/149/1_suppl/S1 for other criteria for PE Tubes. ...Read more

Dr. David Brouwer Dr. Brouwer
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Cosmetic ear surgery (Tip)

When can pt start after surgery/injury? How many weeks are helpful? Does pt fax progress note to doc. ...See more

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What is the ear surgery that reduces ear size?

Macrotia surgery?: Some people have ears that simply stick out, but are normal size. This is treated otoplasty, aka ear pinning or reshaping. Some people have very large ear cartilages (macrotia) +/- large earlobes. Earlobes can be reduced by removing some tissue. To reduce macrotia is called macrotia surgery. Not routinely offered, it involves removing some cartilage under the ear rim then reattaching the rim. ...Read more

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What to do about ear surgery disqualify me from the british army?

What to do about ear surgery disqualify me from the british army?

Surgery: If you need the surgery, putting it off will only allow your problem from getting worse. If surgery disqualifies you from your dream job, you may have to choose a different career path. Don't allow a job choice to cause you to sacrifice your health. ...Read more

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Cosmetic ear surgery (Tip)

So tired, feeling pain got to keep working hard now you're all better. ...See more

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Does an ear surgery hurt? I mean will i be in a lot of pain after the surgery?

Does an ear surgery hurt? I mean will i be in a lot of pain after the surgery?

Need more info: Unfortunately it depends on extent of procedure. Tubes? External ear reconstruction? Please resubmit question with some more specifics, since range is tylenol (acetaminophen) through narcotic pain medications. ...Read more

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1year back I got ear surgery and soon after the surgery I got bell's palci, and again after 1 year my ear is paining and I m sensing like bell's palci?

May not be Bells: Its possible you didn't have bells palsy, rather you had inflammation and infection of your facial nerve leading to weakness of your face. Bells palsy is not due to bacterial infection. You need to see your ear doctor right away. ...Read more