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Doctor insights on: Cosmetic Ear Surgery

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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. Qamar Khan
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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

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Physical rehabilitation (Tip)

Physical rehabilitation

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

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Treating Swimmer's Ear (Checklist)

Keep water out of ears (use earplugs or shower cap when showering)
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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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Physical rehabilitation (Tip)

Physical rehabilitation

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

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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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