What is Otoplasty?
The surgical treatment for pinna of the ear or outer ear for a congenital deformity or deformity caused after an accident refers Otoplasty. The aim of this cosmetic procedure can be to reshape the irregularity and/or to enhance the appearance of the ear.
In this digital era, when people can interact face to face with a digital device, the importance of ‘appearance of anatomy’ acquired more prominence in life. The increase in the number of people opting facial and other surgeries that have aesthetic importance, globally reveals it. For children, while ear deformity becomes an issue of self-confidence, it is advisable to correct it at an early stage of childhood. There are some congenital ear deformities which will be corrected over time naturally. But the fear factor is, it is unpredictable, in whom this miracle will happen. In children outer ear deformity is more common and treating in the childhood itself is simple and cost-effective.
Who is the candidate for Otoplasty?
The outer ear has a minor role in hearing. When it is harmed or lost its original shape after an accident, one can opt for Otoplasty. People who found their outer ears unaesthetic and want to have a more common generally accepted shape also can opt for Otoplasty.
While Otoplasty is designed for both deformities caused after an accident and deformity by birth, the prevalence of congenital deformity is high in South Asia, especially in Afghanistan and South India. This is mainly due to the consanguineous marriage which is referred to a marital union among close biological kin.