Pinnaplasty / otoplasty / ear cosmetic surgery can be carried out under general anaesthetic (usually recommended for children) or local anaesthetic. The incisions are generally placed behind the ear, occasionally in front. The cartilage of the ear is remodelled and, on occasions, some of the cartilage may be removed. The sutures (stitches) are absorbable and do not require removal.
After ear plastic surgery (otoplasty / pinnaplasty), the ears may be covered with a large head dressing which should be worn for one week. After this it is advisable to wear a tennis head band for six weeks although, due to pressures of school or work, it may only be possible to wear the head band at night.
Small noses due to your family heredity… misshapen noses… mal-proportioned noses…overly wide or asymmetric nose shapes can be built-up and modified during your cosmetic nose surgery operation. Grafted tissues as well as modified implants can provide a new structure or framework and modified dimensions for your nose. Result? Your appearance is instantly improved, and you feel better about yourself.
The nose reshaping operation is carried out under general anaesthesia by a rhinoplasty surgeon and is carried out inside the nostrils so that there are no external scars; unless you decide to have the size or the nostrils reduced, in which case small scars around the sides of the nostrils, placed in the natural crease lines between nose and cheek, will be present.
Rhinoplasty is one of the most sought after cosmetic procedures amongst men and women and the vast majority of patients undergoing rhinoplasty surgery gain a feeling of increased self confidence with improvement in their body image.
Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) is a surgical modality for some diseases of the nose and paranasal sinuses. It is the mainstay in the surgical treatment of sinusitis and nasal polyposis, including fungal sinusitis.FESS is a relatively recent surgical procedure that uses nasal endoscopes (using Hopkins rod lens telescopes) to minimize cutting and trauma to the skin. They provide good illumination of the inside of the head and can be introduced into the nose after anesthetising.FESS came into existence because of pioneering work of Messerklinger and Stamberger (Graz, Austria.).
LAUP is performed under local or general anaesthetic and is considered to be a safer, more economical and a more comfortable alternative to UPPP.
It involves vaporising the free edge of the soft palate and uvula using a laser. Unlike UPPP, LAUP can be repeated in order to obtain the desired effect. The number of procedures needed varies with some patients requiring up to four sessions. The tonsils are not removed with this procedure. Although laser surgery is associated with fewer complications than UPPP, post-operative pain is still reported as being severe.