About Ear Surgery
Ear Surgery is also known as Otoplasty, Ear Reshaping or Ear Pinning.
The goal of cosmetic ear surgery is to implement balance and symmetry to the overall aesthetic of the ears and face.
Once you’ve decided that otoplasty surgery is the best fit to properly address your concerns and personal goals, your surgeon and the medical team will have a conversation with you about your recovery during the pre-op appointment and on the day of your surgery.
The recovery period after ear surgery is vital to achieving your long-term aesthetic goals. And if you are not sure where to start, ContourMD® can help. The design of our otoplasty compression garments are tailored to compliment your aesthetic needs and facial anatomy. ContourMD© provides high-quality otoplasty compression garments that will cater to your individual needs with compassionate comfort, facial contour and soothing relief to the skin.
The Stages of Healing
Learn about the stages of healing and what your body goes through after surgery to understand why the right ear surgery compression garment is critical to reaching the results you are looking for.
Stage I Garment
1-4 weeks after surgery
The healing process begins immediately after your ear surgery.
Once the procedure is finished, a compression garment is placed and adjusted to ensure proper fit by the surgeon or someone from the medical team.
A Stage I otoplasty compression garment promotes healing by lessening the amount of fluid build-up, reducing swelling, and preventing bruising. It can provide stability to the treated areas around your ears, while also keeping the surgical site together. This will improve the outcome your results, and minimize the appearance of scarring. The compression garment will also reduce the risk of infection. During Stage I, you should wear this garment at all times, except when you’re either bathing or in the shower.
Recommended Stage I Garments
Stage II Garment
1-2 weeks after Stage I
Gradually, as you recover you should notice less and less fluid in the tissues.
This is when you will want to switch to Stage II for your ear compression garments.
A Stage II compression garment will be less bulky, yet equally effective during the recovery process. It will help in keeping optimal compression on the treated area(s). This should improve your comfort level significantly, so you’re able to return to most of your daily activities – with the exception of participating in any highly strenuous activities. Before your surgery, your plastic surgeon will go through all of this with you, and will also be given detailed post-op instructions. It is crucial to wear your compression garment after surgery to achieve optimal results.
Recommended Stage II garments
How to Care for Your Compression Garment
In order to ensure our compression technology can perform at its peak, be sure to set a reminder to clean or launder your compression garment every one to two days.
For a longer garment life span and for proper compression maintenance, Variance is recommended by medical professionals for garment cleaning.
There will be less fluid in the tissues as your ears and facial areas heal. Remember to clean or launder your compression garment every one to two days. If you do decide on a second garment, it will also provide a much higher chance that you’ll wear the compression garment as instructed at the required time each day. Lastly, there are different styles of otoplasty and ear surgery garments. These options are provided to cater to each of your individual preferences.
Recommend Care Products
Shop Otoplasty Garments
Gelzone Wrap 6 X 48″”
Rejuvasil Scar Gel by ScarHeal – 1 oz
Gel-Care Advanced Scar Therapy – 1 1/2×10″ Adhesive Gel Stri
Stretch Foam Self-Adhering Bandage – 6in x 10ft
Gel-Care Advanced Scar Therapy – 5″x6″ Self-Adhesive Gel Sht
Scar Esthetique Scar Cream
Variance Fabric Wash Liquid – 16oz Bottle
Arnica Gel 2.6 ounces
Arnica Cream – 1.33 ounces
Arnica Gel – 1.5 ounces
Facial Compression Wrap One Size by Contour – Style 20
Swiss Therapy Eye Mask
Chin Strap – French Drape by Contour – Style 9F
Comfort Face Wrap – One Size – Style 18
Chin Strap by Contour – Style 9B
Mid Thigh Girdle 2in Waist w/Hi Thigh by Contour – Style 3HT
Chin Support Strap – One Size – Style 19
Chin Neck Bandage by Contour – Style 330
An otoplasty compression garment can provide optimal results for your ears and facial contour. It can minimize the appearance of scarring and help reduce complications. However, depending on the surgical techniques, your aesthetic goals and individual anatomy, the healing process can vary widely between patients.
Some of the overall benefits of wearing a compression garment include improving blood circulation, managing fluids, optimizing and decreasing recovery time, less pain and discomfort during the healing process, reducing swelling and bruising, and shaping and contouring your results.
ContourMD© compression garments are designed to comfortably assist in your journey to recovery.
- 55% Lycra Spandex Material
- Antimicrobial Finish
- Adjustable, Custom Fit
- Maximum, High-Quality Compression
Otoplasty can be performed under local, sedation or general anesthesia, and can take about one to two hours (per ear). Usually the incisions are placed behind the ear where the scalp is connected. There may be additional incisions created to alter the shape of the ears if desired. Cartilage and tissue can also me removed or reshaped for adjustments to the ears position. The incisions are then closed with fine sutures.
When your procedure is finished, gauze or bandages and a compression garment are placed by the surgeon or someone from the medical team. The compression garment is worn to maintain the new positioning of the ears. The surgeon will prescribe pain medication(s) to minimize any discomfort. Patients will experience some swelling and bruising for a few weeks or more. Depending on your surgeons instructions, it usually takes about one week to recover, and it’s important to avoid any strenuous activity for two to three weeks. It will take about three to six months to see the final outcome of your ear surgery.
What is a Otoplasty?
Most patients desire to have facial features that are more symmetric in appearance on both sides. There are many reasons why you may be thinking of undergoing the otoplasty procedure, such as adjusting the position of the ears, changing the shape, altering the size, or a combination of these corrections. Overall, many people have otoplasty to correct certain deformities to achieve an even look on both sides of the head.
Otoplasty or cosmetic ear surgery is an aesthetic procedure that alters and corrects the size, position or proportion of the ears. The techniques used during ear surgery vary depending on the type of correction being performed. Both adults and children can benefit from ear surgery by achieving a more attractive aesthetic and improving their self-confidence.
Ear surgery can manage and help with the following cosmetic concerns:
- Born with overly large or small ears
- Ears are oddly placed or are disproportionate to the head
- Suffered an injury that impacted the shape and position of the ears
- Ears substantially protrude or stick out
- Improve self-confidence and self-image
Recover in Comfort™
ContourMD® has more than 30 years of experience in the medical industry of post-surgical compression garments.
We have effectively helped and catered to the recovery of patients during their surgical procedures, and the management of chronic medical conditions. ContourMD® is the leading and premier source for compression garments. Our surgical garments are trusted by numerous surgeons, physicians, medical professionals and patients across the country. We are highly known for exceeding expectations and understanding both compression technology and the recovery process.
ContourMD® is proud to offer high-quality compression garments with insightful features to achieve optimal results in less time during the recovery process, while also reducing unwanted side effects and risks. The compression garments at ContourMD® fit every defined curve and subtle contour of the body, giving patients complete comfort and relaxation after surgery. Contact us today to learn more about our compression garments for ear surgery.
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