Otoplastia, reconstrucción de orejas

Otoplasty, ear reconstruction

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Otoplasty, ear reconstruction

The ear reconstruction requires an individual evaluation of the problem, this way,  the therapist can give the option that is most appropriate.

Clínica Sanza in Barcelona, Spain, is a centre of reference for the otoplasty treatment.

PATIENT’S PROFILE

People who are deformed by traumatic causes such as tumors, accidents or scars.

People who are born with anotia or microtia, that is, without ears or very small ears.

PROCEDURE

It is usually more complex than aesthetic otoplasty. It may require 2 or 3 surgical interventions, first providing the skin and then cartilage or prosthesis to form the new ear.

DURATION OF THE INTERVENTION

  • From 3 to 4 hours.

PROTOCOL

Preoperative

  • Evaluation of the area to determine the appropriateness of the treatment.
  •  Follow specific guidelines  determined by the doctor.
  • Blood tests,  cardiac and respiratory status if needed.

Anesthesia

  • Local and sedation, or general.

Hospitalization

  • From 24h to 48h if rib cartilage is required.

Postoperative

  • Bandage covering both heads.
  • Removing the bandage at 48 hours.
  • Stitch removal between 10 and 15 days.
  • Medication if required.
  • Mandatory revisions after a few days, a few weeks and a few months, according to prescription.

Convalescence

  • Do not clean wounds until 4 or 5 days.
  • Do not do risk sports until 30 days.
  • Avoid direct exposure of the wound to the sun during this time.

RESULTS

  • They usually require several retouches until they even the ears.
  • Improvement of the patient’s psychological profile and self-esteem.

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY

  • Medium – high intervention.

LEVEL OF RISK

  • Medium – high.
  • Risks of this intervention: posible recurrence that needs retouching.
  • Risks of all interventions: haemorrhage, infection, impaired healing.

BEFORE/AFTER PHOTOS

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