How much does ear surgery cost in Nigeria?

How much does ear surgery cost in Nigeria?

Ear reconstruction surgery, medically called otoplasty, aims to create a new ear or restores the normal appearance of injured or abnormally shaped ears.

Otoplasty — also known as cosmetic ear surgery — is a procedure to change the shape, position or size of the ears.

Brief Anatomy of the Ear

The pinna The external ear (pinna) is a surgically challenging anatomy composed of a delicate and complex framework of shaped cartilage that is covered, on its visible surface, with thin, tightly adherent, hairless skin. Although of small area, the surface anatomy of the external ear is complex, consisting of the pinna (the auricle) and the external auditory meatus (auditory canal). The ear has its distinct rich blood and nerve supply that the plastic surgeon takes into cognizance before, durino and after surgery so as to achieve the desired results.

Why do ear surgery?

Ear reconstruction surgeries are effective in treating various ear deformities including:

microtia (congenitally small ears) ,

Anotia (born with no ear)

constricted ear deformities,

Big ear lobes

Disfiguring keloids on the ear

protruding ears (exceedingly prominent ears),

and acquired ear anomalies.

The main goal of ear reconstruction surgery is to create an ear shape that is realistic enough that it does not attract attention. Through this surgery, one can restore the symmetry of the face by reconstructing or molding the ear abnormalities. Some patients who suffer from burns, trauma (penetrating, blunt or blast), or cancer of ear can be treated similarly and may require an ear surgery to correct any deformity that might have been sustained. In rare cases, full reconstructive surgery is essential to create a new external ear.

What the surgeon and patient aims to achieve with reconstructive ear surgery

Ear Reconstruction surgery is known as a complex procedure because it is not easy to recreate or reconstruct a natural looking ear.

The otoplastic surgeon corrects the defect or deformity by creating an external ear that is of natural proportions, contour, and appearance, usually achieved by the reshaping, the moving, and the augmenting of the cartilaginous support framework of the pinna.

How much does ear surgery cost in Nigeria?
Before and after ear surgery .

Ear reconstruction using rib cartilage provides normal contour features and projection of the ear. This is a safe and effective surgery also for the kids affected with microtia in which the baby is born with one or both ears missing.

How much does ear surgery cost in Nigeria?

The cost of reconstructive ear surgery in Nigeria is quite expensive… Ear surgery cost about #500,000 – #1,200,000 Naira in both private or government hospitals in Nigeria. Ear surgeries may be cheaper in govt owned hospitals but expect a delay since you be be placed on a waiting list for surgery. The prices of ear surgery in Nigeria are somewhat negotiable.

Sources:

Microtiatrust
Wikipedia
Mayoclinic

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