MUDr. Jozef Hedera - plastický chirurg

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Earlobe Correction

Procedure:

Sets prominent ears back closer to the head and/or reduces the size of large ears. This procedure is most often performed on children between the ages of four and fourteen and may be covered by insurance. 

 

 

Length:

Approximately two hours. 

 

 

Anesthesia: Young children: usually general anesthesia is given. For older children or adults: a general or local anesthesia is used with sedation. 

 

 

Inpatient/Outpatient:

Usually this is an outpatient procedure. 

 

 

Possible Side Effects:

Temporary throbbing, aching, swelling, redness and/or numbness. 

 

 

Risks:

Infection of cartilage, excessive scarring, blood clots that may need to be drained, mismatched or artificial-looking ears, or the recurrence of the protrusion which requires repeat surgery. 

 

 

Recovery:

The patient may return to school or work within five to seven days, and resume strenuous activity, such as contact sports in one to two months. 

 

 

Results:

Usually permanent.