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Ear Reconstruction in India

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What is Ear Reconstruction?

Ear Reconstruction is a plastic surgery that involves reshaping, resizing and forming an ear that looks like a natural ear. In this surgery, the existing ear is used as a model and ribcage is used to form a framework for the new ear. This surgery helps in treating ear deformities caused by accident, disease, trauma and birth defects. Types of Ear reconstructive surgeries are:

  1. Autogenous
  2. Alloplastic reconstruction
  3. Prosthetic reconstruction


What are the advantages of Ear Reconstruction?

  1. Few long-term complications
  2. Uses bodies own tissue
  3. Provides natural-looking ear
  4. Treats different types of microtia
  5. Improves the appearance of the ear


What are the indications of Ear Reconstruction?

Ear Reconstruction is indicated in the following conditions:

  1. Concha type microtia
  2. Lobule type microtia
  3. Anotia


What is the preparation for Ear Reconstruction?

  1. Should know all the benefits, risks, and complications associated with Ear Reconstruction.
  2. Discuss with the doctor about past, present medical and medication history.
  3. Explain clearly to the surgeon about the changes that you are expecting.
  4. The doctor may examine your ears for the presence of any active infections.
  5. Avoid applying any creams or makeup on the day of surgery. 
  6. Take all the medications as instructed by the doctor.
  7. The patient should sign a consent form before the surgery.
  8. The surgeon might take pictures of the ears before the surgery to compare with the results.


What is the postprocedure care/recovery care for Ear Reconstruction?

  1. Should avoid sleeping on side of the reconstructed ear for at least 3 months.
  2. Drainage from the operation site may be seen and drained by suction.
  3. The doctor may prescribe antibiotics to avoid infection.
  4. There may be pain at the site of operation.
  5. Painkillers will be prescribed by the doctor to reduce the pain.
  6. Make appointments with the doctor to check the status of the healing and wounds.
  7. Should avoid wearing clothes that require pulling from the top. [T-shirts]
  8. Avoid wearing glasses.


Who can perform Ear Reconstruction [Right specialist type for Ear Reconstruction]?

Ear Reconstruction can be performed by a certified and skilled ENT surgeon or Otologist or Plastic surgeon.


What is the cost of Ear Reconstruction?

Cost of Ear Reconstruction depends on factors such as:

  1. Admission fee
  2. Doctor fee
  3. Age of the patient
  4. The medical condition of the patient
  5. Type of surgery planned to be performed
  6. Post-surgical complications that are involved
  7. Type of hospital
  8. The admission room that you opted for


The minimum cost of Ear Reconstruction in India starts from Rs.15,000

An average cost of Ear Reconstruction in India is approximately Rs.25,000

The maximum cost of Ear Reconstruction in India can rise up to Rs.65,000


Cost for Unilateral Ear Reconstruction may be Rs.18,000

Cost for Bilateral Ear Reconstruction may be Rs.30,000


Is Ear Reconstruction major surgery or minor surgery?

Ear Reconstruction is major surgery as it involves harvesting the ribcage for the framework of new ear and forms a new ear that looks real.


What is the eligibility criteria for Ear Reconstruction?

People who can undergo Ear Reconstruction are the individuals who have deformed ear.


What is the ineligibility criteria for Ear Reconstruction?

People who cannot undergo Ear Reconstruction are:

  1. Individuals with active infection.
  2. Children below 6 years old.
  3. Individuals whose immune system is weak.
  4. Chronic smokers.


What are the risks and complications associated with Ear Reconstruction?

Risks and Complications associated with Ear Reconstruction are:

  1. Infection of the ear
  2. Vertigo
  3. Improper shape and appearance of the new ear
  4. Blood or fluid accumulation at the site of the surgery
  5. Tinnitus [Ringing or buzzing sound in the ear]
  6. Revision of the surgery


How long does it take to complete Ear Reconstruction?

Ear Reconstruction may take almost 2-4 hours to complete and sometimes it may take more than the usual time depending on the condition of the patient.


What is the recovery time?

Individuals who undergo Ear Reconstruction may take 1-2 months to recover completely.


What is the success rate of Ear Reconstruction?

The success rate of Ear Reconstruction depends on the following factors:

  1. Age of the patient
  2. The medical condition of the patient
  3. The severity of the ear deformity
  4. Experience of the doctor in performing Ear Reconstruction


However, the success rate of Ear Reconstruction maybe 87% to 93%.


Is Ear Reconstruction painful?

Every surgery comes with a certain level of pain and some discomfort. You won't be experiencing pain during this process because you will be under anesthesia.


Is Ear Reconstruction Permanent?

The deformed ear is replaced with a new ear in the Ear Reconstruction and hence it is a permanent surgery.


What are the long-term results of Ear Reconstruction?

  1. Improves the appearance of the ear
  2. Increased quality of life of the patient
  3. Improves self-esteem


Can Ear Reconstruction be detected in the future?

It may be detected in the future due to the presence of scars around the ear or by comparing before and after surgery photos of the ear.


What are the options if Ear Reconstruction fails?

If Ear Reconstruction fails, then the doctor may recommend revision surgery.


What are the alternatives for Ear Reconstruction?

In most cases, Ear Reconstruction is the only option to treat a deformed ear.