Otoplasty refers to the surgical correction and reconstruction of the external ear.
Recovery usually takes 1 to 4 weeks, depending on the type and extent of reconstruction.
In some cases among infants, surgery may not be required to correct the shape of the external ear.
In infants whose bones and cartilages are still soft and malleable, many cases of ear deformities can be treated simply
by wearing an ear mold (splinting).
At SW1, we use the renowned Earwell device, which has been clinically proven to produce
excellent results in certain ear deformities.
The customised device is changed every two weeks, and is worn for at least 4 to 6 weeks. The earlier ear molding begins,
the better the results.
Right after ear surgery, a bandage or headband will be placed around the head which must stay intact
for a few days.
This is important to support the ear’s new shape and reduces bleeding.
Following bandage removal, patients must continue to wear a head band for around two weeks in order to prevent the
ears from folding or trauma.
Sutures are removed at 7-10 days, and pain medications will be prescribed to alleviate discomfort
while you recover.