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Otoplasty Journey - Melbourne, Australia

Re: Otoplasty Journey - Melbourne, Australia

Postby Nitro_Cart » Thu Jul 17, 2014 7:22 am

Thank you for sharing your encouraging and positive journey! :D
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Re: Otoplasty Journey - Melbourne, Australia

Postby Alonso79 » Fri Jul 18, 2014 6:13 pm

Hi Binyaminb
Thanks for your reply.
Yes 6 wks was what I was told as regards activity of any sort by Surgeon.
Your posts have been very informative as I have made my decision to go ahead with the Otoplasty. The next 2 months are probably the most important in the year for my sport and has me thinking negatively about the procedure due to time it will have me out of action and what excuse I'm going to use to team-mates etc and I have very short hair and quiet protruding ears. I know you said in earlier post it worked out for you as you had long hair and was not too obvious which is great. Mother nature will not permit me to grow long hair unfortunately.:) It will be pretty obvious I had something done with my ears I'm sure and I hope that the swelling, throbbing and scars will have cleared within 4 weeks as that is when I return to work as a teacher.
I'm probably just starting to get nervous and doubting the whole process as the day gets closer. I know its a small sacrifice as you say for benefits you receive especially after dropping 3 grand.
Good luck with getting back sparring for the kick-boxing guess you'll just have to go for knock-outs to save the ears :)
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Re: Otoplasty Journey - Melbourne, Australia

Postby Nitro_Cart » Sun Jul 20, 2014 9:55 am

Good luck with getting back sparring for the kick-boxing guess you'll just have to go for knock-outs to save the ears :)

I have heard this too! :roll: :lol:
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Re: Otoplasty Journey - Melbourne, Australia

Postby binyaminb » Sun Jul 20, 2014 4:08 pm

That's great to hear Alonso, wish you all the best for your surgery :).

Yea I understand how you could be apprehensive especially in having to think of reasons that would be "socially acceptable". Imo there's a big double standard when it comes to plastic surgery anyway. Today ppl can get braces done like it's a normal part of life but when it comes to plastic surgery it's suddenly superficial. Ppl getting braces will say anything to make them believe it's health related eg. overbite, making crooked teeth easier to clean etc. (which aren't even health conditions) but in the end the large majority are getting it done for aesthetics. So don't worry about what the others think coz in the end it comes down to your own happiness and how you feel. My brother's mate had his ears pinned a few years back and like you he had short hair. Most ppl noticed that something was different and when they found out none really made a big deal out of it. I hope that's the case with you.
In my case, by 2 - 3 weeks all the swelling had gone and there was only sporadic moments of throbbing (nothing bad enough to need painkillers). And the scars from the incision will be at the back of the ear at the fold. They shouldn't be noticeable at all unless you push your ear a bit forward and ask someone to look for them.

Alonso79 wrote:Good luck with getting back sparring for the kick-boxing guess you'll just have to go for knock-outs to save the ears

Haha thanks for the vote of confidence. Good luck in recovering and getting back into football.
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Re: Otoplasty Journey - Melbourne, Australia

Postby Alonso79 » Mon Jul 21, 2014 2:06 pm

[quote][Today ppl can get braces done like it's a normal part of life but when it comes to plastic surgery it's suddenly superficial. Ppl getting braces will say anything to make them believe it's health related eg. overbite, making crooked teeth easier to clean etc. (which aren't even health conditions) but in the end the large majority are getting it done for aesthetics./quote]
True for you and thanks for the reassurance it all helps.
My procedure is on Thursday coming so I think at this stage I'm just obsessing about the post-op recovery and making sure they are not pinned to my head would rather have them still protruding a bit then flat to the head dunno why less obvious I suppose. The surgeon has told me that he'll bring them from 3 into 1.5cm approx so I'd be delighted with that.
Apologises to keep going on about the swelling / discolouring but I could handle most situations except having any visible scabbing/sores/swelling 3 weeks post op when I head back to work . Any reassurance would help :D
My surgeon has said that smoking could really impair the recovery process and I prob smoke 5 - 10 a day.
Thanks again.
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Otoplasty Post Op Pics

Postby Alonso79 » Sun Jul 27, 2014 4:53 pm

Hi Folks
I am 3 days post op now and I said I would post an update of my Otoplasty and Post Op so far.
I had the procedure at approx 8am and was back in my hotel at approx 10.20am which is only 5 mins away.

The procedure went fine and the local anaesthetic was applied much the same as a dentist to be honest a little pinch and from there on I felt nothing.
The Otoplasty took under an hour and I was wrapped up in a turpin around my head so badly I had to go back to the clinic to get a nurse to redo it the following morning after alot of ignorance from the staff of the private clinic who really did not want to see me the following day a nurse finally did come into the clinic to attend to me.

I was given Antibiotics and Painkillers to take and once the local wore off I was in excruciating pain especially on my right ear. From about 1pm till 6pm I was in agony. I am 3 days off the Otoplasty and still need the painkillers.

I have a couple concerns and I hope the pics will help explain these
My left ear seems fine and feels fine as regards pain as well, However the right ear seems to be swollen way worse and does not sit like the left ear especially at the top, I know it is way too early to be making judgements I am just a bit concerned about the size of the swelling and the pain I feel all around my right ear especially around my temple .

Please have a look and feedback

Thanks :D
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Re: Otoplasty Journey - Melbourne, Australia

Postby nathalia923 » Tue Feb 24, 2015 5:17 pm

Hi Binyaminb,

I am looking to make an appointment with Andrew Greensmith. Can I ask (now that months have passed) how happy are you with the results? Would you be able to provide some pictures?

Thank you!
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Re: Otoplasty Journey - Melbourne, Australia

Postby sarahjane1967 » Wed Jan 13, 2016 12:06 pm

Great to read about your otoplasty journey. I'd be interested to hear more about the long term results. Scars , flexibility of ears and so on.
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