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Otoplasty and Hearing

Posted by Dr. Julian De Silva | April 1st, 2016

Otoplasty and Hearing

What is an otoplasty?

Otoplasty, also known as ear pinning, is a cosmetic ear surgery that modifies the shape of the outer ear, medically known as the pinna. Most commonly employed to address prominent or protruding ears, known as prominotia, an otoplasty can also be used to correct deformities and other issues requiring reconstructive ear surgery.

Does an otoplasty affect hearing?

The main goal of an otoplasty is to reposition the pinna to balance the ears with the rest of the facial features. During the procedure, an incision is made in the natural crease behind the ear, cartilage is removed and remolded, and sutures are put in place that support the ear during the healing period.

Although an otoplasty involves incisions to the external ear, the procedure does not have an impact on the internal structure of the ear. The anatomical structures related to hearing are located in the middle and inner ear are not effected by otoplasty surgery. If there was a change in hearing following an otoplasty, an otolaryngologist (ear, nose and throat specialist) should be consulted. The problem may be related to a viral infection or another medical issue.

Your Otoplasty Consultation with Dr De Silva

Dr De Silva specializes in cosmetic ear surgery and performs otoplasties as outpatient procedures. He understands the unique needs of younger patients, including the impact peer teasing can have on an individual and the fear of surgery.

If you would like to know more about otoplasty, contact Dr De Silva to schedule a consultation. He can determine if the procedure is the appropriate option for you or your child.

About the Author: Dr. De Silva

About the Author

Finding the most reputable facelift expert is never easy. Therefore, you should always research the best surgeons in your area and ask plenty of questions. Dr. De Silva is a facial cosmetic and plastic surgeon, author, global educator, with a track record of doing procedures for top celebrities. He is based at world-renowned Harley Street in Central London and specializes in three main procedures: Face and Neck lifts, Blepharoplasty, and Rhinoplasty.

Come witness a custom-built surgical centre that is not your average hospital. You are guaranteed to experience natural-looking results and fast healing thanks to regenerative technology, growth factors, regenerative cells, stem cell, oxygen therapy, and state of the art technology.

By specialising in only the face, you can rest assured knowing that you’re getting premier results. Dr. De Silva achieves natural-looking results for his patients using the latest regenerative technology, so they can heal quickly and look their absolute best. No matter what your reason for wanting a cosmetic treatment is, Dr. De Silva and his team are here to help. To find out more information about Dr. Julian De Silva and his work, check out our website.

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