What is ear reconstruction?

Ear reconstruction is a form of surgery that can rebuild an ear damaged by trauma or cancer surgery, or misshapen or missing due to a congenital (present at birth) disorder. Along with surgery to rebuild or repair the ear, hearing rehabilitation with an otologist may be necessary.

What is Lobuloplasty?

Can repair earring-related earlobe deformities and enlarged earlobes. The design of repair depends on the extent of the injury or size of the earlobe. This procedure is performed under local anesthesia.

What is reconstructive middle ear surgery?

Basically, tympanic reconstruction consists of repair of the tympanic membrane defect or myringoplasty and repair of the ossicular defect or ossiculoplasty. A scheme or surgical management for chronic otitis media is outlined.

What are the different types of ear surgery?

Surgical Treatments at the Ear and Hearing Center

  • Acoustic Neuroma Surgery.
  • Cochlear Implant Ear Surgery.
  • Congenital Atresia Ear Reconstruction.
  • CyberKnife┬« Radiosurgery.
  • Labyrinthectomy.
  • Myringotomy Eardrum Repair.
  • Otologic Laser Procedures.
  • Osseointegrated Bone Conduction Hearing System.

What are the side effects of ear surgery?

Common Symptoms

  • Pain around the surgical site (improves with time but may last up to two weeks)
  • Numbness around the incision and ear (gradually improves with time)
  • Clicking, popping, pulsing, ringing, or other sounds.
  • Soreness or bruising of the lips, eyelids, and shoulders.
  • Jaw, neck or throat pain.
  • Headaches and fatigue.

What is earlobe surgery called?

Reshaping or resizing your earlobes is called lobuloplasty, a type of otoplasty. Once the patient is locally anesthetized, Dr. Fisher works with the earlobe tissue using reconstructive plastic surgery techniques to reshape the earlobe. The incisions heal with a minimal scarring.

How do you do Lobuloplasty?

The procedure normally is done under local anesthesia where the local anesthetic agent is injected into the lobule by piercing the needle into the lobule in more than a single site to make it turgid and completely anesthetized.

What is middle ear reconstruction surgery?

Ossicular chain reconstruction (also called middle ear bone surgery) can improve conductive hearing. It can be done to replace a damaged malleus or incus bone. During surgery, you will be given local anesthesia with sedation. Or you may receive general anesthesia. Middle ear bone surgery takes about 1 to 3 hours.

What is ear surgery called?

Ear surgery, also known as otoplasty, can improve the shape, position or proportion of the ear. A defect in the ear structure that is present at birth or that becomes apparent with development can be corrected by otoplasty. This procedure can also treat misshapen ears caused by injury.