Cosmetic Surgery by Lucian Ion. 129 Harley Street, London
Cosmetic surgery before and after photos as performed by Lucian Ion.
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|Anaesthesia||Twilight anaesthesia with local sedation|
|Hospital stay||Day case|
|Removal of Stitches||7 - 10 days|
|Return to work||7 - 10 days|
|Full recovery||6 weeks|
Most people's ears lie at an angle of 15 degrees from the head. In some cases, though, the ears stand out at a greater angle and appear more prominent than they should.
If you were born with prominent ears you were probably teased about them as a child. As an adult, you may try to cover them by wearing your hair long.
In newborns, prominent or "bat" ears may be corrected by gently taping the ears to the side of the head or by having the baby wear a cap. If the problem is not dealt with in infancy, however, it can only be corrected by surgery. Ears attain 80% of their final size by age four and it is quite safe to carry out ear surgery from that age onwards.
Surgery to correct prominent ears is one of the most common and satisfying forms of aesthetic surgery. The results are usually excellent and lasting, giving patients a natural appearance and increased confidence.
During your consultation, your surgeon will ask about your medical history and any previous ear surgery you may have had. He will also point out the normal asymmetry of your ears, something you have probably never noticed.
This asymmetry is caused by differences in the size and shape of your ears and in the shape of your skull where the ears sit. One of the goals of your surgery will be to improve this asymmetry, although it will never be perfect.
It is recommended that ear surgery in children be conducted under general anaestetic. In adults it may be performed under general or local anaesthetic and may be carried out at the same time as most other facial surgeries.
The incisions are generally placed behind the ear. The cartilage of the ear is then remodeled and, in some cases, portions of it may be removed. There are several techniques for correcting the shape of the ears. Your surgeon will have discussed these with you at your consultation.
If your surgery is done under local anaesthetic, you will be able to use a small mirror to examine the progress of the surgery to make sure you are pleased with the correction achieved. It is also possible to fine-tune the degree of correction and the reshaping of the top and central part of the ear or the earlobe.
Once surgery is complete, the wound is closed with absorbable sutures which will not require removal.
When your surgery is completed, your ears will be individually covered with small dressings, which are usually worn for one week.
Following your surgery you will be advised to wear a tennis headband for eight weeks at night and during any contact sports. This is to prevent your ears from being pushed forward while they are still settling. During the first week after surgery, this headband should be worn on top of the ear dressings.
There are a number of things of which you should be aware during this period.
During surgery, particular care is taken to stop any bleeding from the small blood vessels divided by the procedure. Occasionally, however, a small blood vessel will leak after surgery is complete. This bleeding, which is rare, may necessitate a return to the theatre.
In the two months following surgery your ears will "set in," changing shape by a millimeter or two. It is relatively rare to experience a more significant loss of correction. Should this happen, it can be readily corrected under local anaesthetic.
Is cosmetic surgery right for you? As a practice dedicated exclusively to cosmetic surgery and headed by a highly experienced surgeon, we have the expertise and understanding to help you answer that question wisely.
This web site is intended to be a helpful starting point. You'll find answers to frequently asked questions, descriptions of the various procedures offered, information about the consulting surgeon who directs the practice and more. If you have additional questions, please fill in the Contact Form to arrange a private consultation with Mr. Ion.
Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Ltd and Mr Lucian Ion, FRCS (plast) have provided this cosmetic surgery website for informational purposes only. It is not intended for medical advice. For more information about cosmetic surgery in London, please contact Mr Lucian Ion for a cosmetic surgery consultation at our practice located in London, 129 Harley Street.
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