Otoplasty (Ear Surgery)|
If you wish to change your ears size, shape or form, you can do it by undergoing into an Otoplasty or Ear Surgery. Basically, the surgery consists in the removal of skin and cartilage behind the ears.
In order to diminish the ears size, a sagital folded incision is made on the skin behind the ear. The cartilage is cut along the border of the ear to form a more defined and marked antihelix. Generally, a fragment of cartilage can be eliminated to reduce the concave looking part which forms the spoon looking ear which is responsible for making the ears more prominent. As a result, a scar is left behind the ear, and it usually disappears 12 months after the surgery.
The procedure is done under local anesthesia and sedation. Patients should arrive at the Hospital at 5:30am for surgery preparation. The surgery will begin at 7am or 8am.
BEFORE THE SURGERY EVERY PATIENT MUST:
Surgery Costa Rica will schedule an appointment with your doctor for you. During this visit you can ask him any questions you might have about the surgery.
Have a complete medical check up, an electrocardiogram and laboratory blood and urine tests; including a complete whole blood count, partial tromboplastin time, prothrombin time, platelets, and HIV.
Take antibiotics such as Augmentin 500mg, (one capsule three times a day with each meal) Cipro or Ceclor 500mg (one capsule twice a day with a full breakfast and dinner); two days before surgery, the day of the surgery, and seven more days after the surgery.
Inform your doctor of your daily vitamin and medication intake.
Notify your doctor if you have developed a cold or the flu a week prior your surgery date.
Please avoid: aspirin, more than 500mg of Vitamin E, ginkobiloba, ginseng, or any blood thinners two weeks prior your surgery. Also avoid alcohol intake, and passive or active smoking for one month before and one month after the surgery. Remember that nicotine and alcohol delays and might even complicate your healing processes.
THE DAY OF SURGERY:
Please brush your teeth, but do not eat or drink coffee or tea.
Please do not wear make-up, remove your contact lenses or dentures before the surgery. Do not put any moisturizer on your eyes or face.
Please remove your nail polish.
The evening and the morning prior your surgery, clean the operative area with soap and water.
Please do not bring any jewelry or valuables to the Hospital.
Please wear a robe, housecoat or warm up suit that buttons or zips in the front and flat shoes after the surgery. No tight-fitting clothes.
Someone must drive you home, to your Hotel, or to the Recovery Home you choose to stay at.
Postoperative instructions regarding activity, medications and office visits will be given following your surgery.
AFTER THE SURGERY:
The ears will be covered with gauze and a loose elastic bandage during three days after the surgery. A kind sports headband is also used to keep the ears to the back. The headband should be used day and night for one month. During the second month after surgery it should be used during nighttime.
To relieve the pain, patients should take Winasorb, 1 tablet every 6 hours. If the pain is too strong take Cataflam, 1 tablet every 8 hours.
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