Bat ears is a common condition where the ears jut out creating an awkward appearance. The condition can be corrected by a simple procedure(OTOPLASTY) which involves placing of sutures into the cartilaginous framework of the ear. It is a commonly done procedure in India. The procedure can be done as an office procedure under local anaesthesia or under general anaesthesia based on the patients preference.
Microtia is a condition wherein the ears are underdeveloped since birth. The ears can be reconstructed in stages or a single reconstructive procedure, depending on the extent of the problem. Costal cartilage grafts can be used to provide the cartilaginous framework. In some situation implants are made use of.
Hospital stay: Can be done as an office procedure
First follow up: 5th post op day
Second follow up : 12th day
Precautions: To avoid Exertion, Gym, Sports for 6 weeks after the procedure. Not to exert pressure on the ears for 3 weeks.
Results: Can be appreciated only after 6 weeks to 6 months