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Ear surgery or otoplasty, can improve the shape, position or proportion of the ear. Otoplasty can correct a defect in the ear structure that is present at birth that becomes apparent with development or it can treat deformed ears caused by injury. Ear surgery creates a natural shape, while bringing balance and proportion to the ears and face. This surgery is done to correc Overly large ears a rare condition called macrotia, Protruding ears or bat ears occurring on one or both sides in varying degrees.
This surgery is possible at any age, but is often recommended for children as they near total ear development at age five or six. When the ears are corrected prior to the child entering school, the surgery helps eliminate potential psychological trauma.This surgery can be done under general anaesthesia for children and under local anaesthesia for adults.
The ears are positioned closer to the head by reshaping the cartilage (supporting tissue). This is usually done through incisions placed behind the ears so that subsequent scars will be concealed in a natural skin crease.
After the surgery, a gauze dressing or bandage may be worn for a week or more to ensure that the ears heal in their new, corrected position. Strenuous activities and contact sports should be avoided for several weeks.
This surgery is done at Image medical centre.
Derma Filler Laser Surgery & Dermabrasion Chemical Peels
Fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth and the eyes and on the forehead and cheek areas may be improved with a wide range of treatments. For enhancing the overall texture and appearance of the skin, there are gels, creams and lotions, including Retin-A and products containing alphahydroxy acids, which may be prescribed for at home use.
Chemical peels can improve the skin's appearance. In this treatment, a chemical solution is applied to the skin, which makes it "blister" and eventually peel off. The new skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin.These peels of varying types and strengths can be applied in your surgeon's office or operating facility. An fruit acid solution is applied to the entire face or to specific areas to peel away the skin's top layers.The peels are of many types like deep and superficial, and your physician can explain the options available.Depending upon the type of chemical peel, a reaction similar to sunburn occurs following the procedure. Peeling usually involves redness followed by scaling that ends within three to seven days. Mild peels may be repeated at one to four-week intervals until you get the ldesired results.Medium-depth and deep peeling may result in swelling as well as blisters that may break, crust, and peel off over a period of one to two weeks. Medium-depth peels may be repeated in six months, if necessary.After a chemical peel, skin is temporarily more sensitive to the sun, so wear sunscreen every day.
Dermabrasion is a type of surgical skin planing, typically performed in a professional medical setting under local or general anaesthesia. In this surgery a high-speed rotary wheel, similar to fine-grained sandpaper, is used to abrade the skin- sometimes is recommended for extensive sun damage,acne scars,wrinkling or pockmarks.Skin treated with dermabrasion will be sensitive and bright pink for several weeks. The pinkness will likely take about three months to fade.Skin resurfacing using a variety of ablative lasers is another popular technique to reduce wrinkles, improve skin texture and achieve some degree of skin tightening.
A few days following a deep peel, dermabrasion or laser skin resurfacing, a new skin emerges. Its bright pink color will fade over several months and may be covered with makeup. Permanent pigment changes, usually lighter in color, may occur with some treatments. Avoid strenuous activities and exposure to sunlight for the first few weeks, and always use a sun block when going outdoors.
Your surgeon may recommend injectable filler such as hyaluronic Acid to diminish facial lines and wrinkles. To improve deeper creases or enhance lip fullness, there Injectable wrinkle fillers can give you a more youthful look for a fraction of what a traditional facelift costs.,These fillers, fill the line, crease, or area with one of several different substances. As a result, trouble spots nearly disappear.Most will fill lines and wrinkles in less than 30 minutes with results that can last from four months to six months or more.
Laser Hair Removal Surgery
Laser hair removal has proven to be a very popular nonsurgical cosmetic procedure. It is a non-invasive, convenient way to permanently reduce unwanted facial or body hair.Laser hair removal is a medical procedure that uses a laser which is an intense, pulsating beam of light to remove the unwanted hair.
During laser hair removal, a laser beam passes through the skin to an individual hair follicle. The intense heat of the laser damages the hair follicle, which inhibits future hair growth.If you're not happy with shaving, tweezing, or waxing to remove unwanted hair, laser hair removal may be an optionfor you.
Laser hair removal is one of the most commonly done cosmetic procedures worldwide. It beams highly concentrated light into hair follicles. The process takes from several minutes to several hours, depending on the area of the body involved. Laser hair removal uses a low-energy laser. The laser energy passes through the patient's skin, being absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicle. A percentage of the follicles are instantaneously and permanently disabled with each treatment. In most cases, no anesthesia is necessary.Before the treatment,the hair are trimmed or shaved and the laser machine is adjusted according to the skin and hair colour.When the procedure is completed, you may be given ice packs, anti-inflammatory creams or lotions to ease any discomfort. You may come for your next treatment four to six weeks later. Multiple treatments generally six to eight sittings nay be needed to achieve the desired results.If there are any associated harmonal abnormalites like polycystic ovarian disease,these need to be treated before begining the treatment.Although laser hair removal effectively slows hair growth, it doesn't guarantee permanent hair removal. It typically takes several laser hair removal treatments to provide an extended hair-free period. Periodic maintenance treatments might be needed as well.You will be advised to use a sun screen cream on the treated areas.This procedure including whole body hair removal is being done at out centre.
DR. ANUP DHIR
Plastic , Cosmetic And Reconstructive Surgeon - New Delhi