Bat ears correction (Ear Pinning, Otoplasty)
Ear correction or ear pinning, medically known as Otoplasty, involves correction of mal-shaped ears, which are usually prominent ears. They are commonly referred to as "Bat Ears" and children are specially teased by their peers for this. In children, the cartilages are easy to reshape and mould, thus making them best candidates for ear pinning. The surgery is done under local anesthesia with sedation and takes about an hour.
It is quite advantageous for you to get bat ears correction plastic surgery abroad in India as the cost of bat ears reshaping in India is much less as compared to the cost of ear pinning cost in UK, US, Australia, New Zealand, Canada or any other western country for the same quality of services and equally skilled surgeons.
The procedure for bat ears correction or reduction is done as day care procedure and the cost of stay at the hospital/ clinic is a part of the cost quoted to you. Another week in India is required before you can fly back to your country. Thus, a total of eight days are required for bat ears reshaping (otoplasty) plastic surgery overseas in India. If combined with other facial plastic surgery procedures such as Rhinoplasty or Cheek/ Chin implants you would need about 10 – 14 days in India for the surgery and recovery before you can go back to your country.
The best candidates for ear correction are children above 5 years with protruding ears or teenagers who are conscious about their protruding ears. Even adults can also undergo the surgery. The best candidates are those who are emotionally stable, physically healthy and understand the procedure well.
The surgery is usually done under local anesthesia with sedation. The procedure does not require staying at the hospital and you would be driven back to your hotel/ serviced apartment 3-4 hours after the surgery. The surgeon begins by making and incision behind the ear (so that the scars are not visible) to trim and reshape the cartilage. The surgeon shall apply a soft compressive dressing to the area.
Recovery & Results
You can expect to have mild to moderate pain which shall be controlled with pain medications. The surgeon shall advise you to sleep with your head elevated and to apply cold compresses to minimize swelling. The dressing shall remain on your ears for about a week to ten days. The stitches are removed along with the bandages and you shall be advised to wear an elastic headband so that the ears are held back.
You can resume your routine activities in a week's time. Any sort of Sports and other rigorous activities should wait for 5-6 weeks. You would also be advised to avoid direct sun for few weeks after the procedure.
The results of ear reshaping or ear pinning surgery quite satisfactory and are permanent.
Bat ears correction (Otoplasty) surgery Cost
The cost of ear reshaping or ear correction surgery in India varies between 699 pounds to 899 pounds. The cost of ear reshaping or bat ears reduction in India depends upon the skill and experience of the surgeon, facility and city where you are undergoing the procedure.
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