A problem that affects 5% of the world’s white population, the flap ear is a genetic feature easily corrected by the new techniques of otoplasty.
According to plastic surgeon Rodrigo Mangaravite the plastic to correct the flap ears can be made even in children from eight years, as long as the ear is already fully formed, to avoid common nicknames in school age, which can cause trauma Psychological and complex problems that undermine self-esteem.
Dr. Rodrigo Mangaravite explains that otoplasty can be performed at any age, but the ideal is that the operation be done in childhood, soon after the total ear formation, to prevent psychological problems.
The size of the flapping ear is normal, but it seems larger because it is away from the head, projected forward, which is corrected by the otoplasty. Although the ear continues to grow as we age, techniques to reduce its size are not recommended because they leave unsightly scars.
The otoplasty lasts between one hour and a half to two hours. It is worth mentioning that Dr. Rodrigo performs all his surgeries with all possible attention and calmness. Following an individualized surgical plan minutely for each patient, using all their technical capacity and resources to arrive at the best possible result, and only then, the surgery can be finished. Dr. Rodrigo only leaves the surgical center when he is sure that he has reached the maximum, the desired result.
The ear is protected the first few days after otoplasty with a band, to avoid trauma to the site. It is recommended to wear ballet or tennis shoes. The final result of plastic nose surgery appears three months after the operation, although it is already 80% visible once the dressing is removed.
According to plastic surgeon Rodrigo Mangaravite, who attends in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, those with long hair do not need to cut it before the operation since later it will help hide the swelling and the purple spots.
After surgery of the fanned ear, do absolute rest for two to three days, keeping the head always upright. You should avoid sleeping on your side by leaning on your ears for at least three weeks. Wear, during sleeping, for a month, elastic bandage to protect the ear. After otoplasty, mild asymmetry may occur, which is common even among non-operated and normal-eyed people.