How to Prevent Dog Ears After Tummy Tuck

by Patricia Jackson

After having a tummy tuck, the area around your ears becomes exposed to air and may dry out. This can lead to dog ear formation. Dog ears are when folds of skin form in the areas that were once covered by body fat after weight loss or during pregnancy. These folds of skin point towards the ground and resemble an animal's ears. To prevent this from happening, you should wear scarves or headbands for at least six months.

Firstly, you need to make sure your ears are clean. To do this, gently use cotton buds in order to remove the dirt in your ear canal. You can also try using a hair dryer in order to soften the wax and then clean.

How can I prevent my dogs ears from being removed?

How can I prevent my dogs ears from being removed?
How can I prevent my dogs ears from being removed?

There are countless stories of dogs with ears removed due to cancer. These unfortunate animals have been diagnosed with the disease and had their ears removed as a treatment. This is one of the most painful treatments for a dog, but it can be prevented by making some lifestyle changes. For example, keeping your pet's weight down will reduce inflammation in the ear canal which can lead to tumors or cancerous cells. You should also avoid using any kind of flea treatment on your pets that contains an insecticide called pyrethrin as this chemical has been known to cause cancerous growths in the ear canal as well.

  1. Clean your dog's ears regularly
  2. Use a cotton swab to remove any excess wax or dirt from inside the ear canal
  3. Take your dog to the vet if you notice any signs of infection, such as redness, swelling, or discharge coming from the ear canal
  4. Give them garlic and onion in their food for natural antibiotics and anti-inflammatory properties that will help reduce inflammation and irritation in their ears
  5. If they're scratching at their ears too much, put a light coat of petroleum jelly on top of the outside opening of the ear canal before bedtime each night
  6.  Get rid of fleas - this is one major cause for inflammation in dogs' ears because it irritates them so badly; use Frontline Plus (or another topical treatment) on your pup monthly to prevent flea infestation.

You can avoid your dog ears from being removed by keeping them clean and trimmed. Also, you should purchase a collar that has built-in ear protectors to prevent injury.

Do dog ears go away after top surgery?

The ears are one of the most recognizable features of a dog. All breeds have distinctive ear shapes, and some people say that they can tell what breed a dog is just by looking at its ears. However, top surgery will not change this feature for you - your ears will remain the same.

The ears I have now are cute, but they're going to be better once my doctor removes the cartilage from them.

Can dog ears after tummy tuck be fixed?

The first question many people ask after they undergo a tummy tuck (or any surgery) is "Can dog ears be fixed?" For those who are not familiar with this term, dog ears happen when the skin of the abdominal flap begins to fold over itself creating an extra crease. Dog ear folds can be seen in photographs and may also be felt by touching your abdomen. The type of dog ear fold varies depending on how much excess skin you have following your tummy tuck procedure. It is important that you know what type of dog ear fold you have, if any, so that it can be addressed during post-operative care.

  1. Dog ears are a common complication after tummy tuck surgery
  2. What causes dog ears after tummy tuck surgery
  3. How to prevent dog ears after tummy tuck surgery
  4. Treatment options for dog ears, including revisional surgeries and fat injections
  5. Aftercare instructions for post-op care of your new belly button
  6. Tips on how to prepare for the procedure before you have it done.

If you're not happy with the ears after surgery, it's possible that they can be fixed. However, it all depends on what kind of ear cartilage you have and whether or not there is enough to work with.

How do you fix a dog's ear incision?

The first step to fixing a dog's ear incision is to clean the wound. Using saline or sterile water, remove any dirt and debris that you see on the surface of your pet's skin. You can also use an antiseptic solution, but this isn't necessary if you're using the other steps correctly. The next thing you need to do is apply some antibiotic ointment on your pet's injury so it will heal faster and more efficiently. Covering up the ear with a bandage or gauze pad can help keep it protected from outside elements until it has healed completely.

  1. Gently clean the incision with a sterile saline solution to remove any debris
  2. Apply an antibiotic ointment to reduce infection and promote healing
  3. Keep your dog's ear dry by using cotton balls or petroleum jelly, especially after bathing or swimming
  4. Put on a bandanna so that you can see if the ears are bleeding again
  5. If there is excessive swelling, apply ice packs for 15 minutes at a time every hour until the swelling goes down
  6. Don't allow your dog to shake its head excessively because this could cause more damage to the newly-healed skin tissue in his ear canal.

It's simple, you just need to apply antibiotic ointment and watch it closely.


If you have a dog ear after tummy tuck, it can be very upsetting. This is caused by the skin being pulled too tight and leaving a crease in your skin or scar tissue that causes an unwanted bump on your stomach. There are some things you can do to prevent this from happening so stop worrying about how to fix dog ears after tummy tuck! Read below for more information on prevention methods.

About Patricia Jackson

Patricia just simply loves pets.
When she was eight years old, her parents got her a beautiful Maine Coon as a gift; and later an affectionate Husky.
Since then, she has raised them as her children; done minor first aid, taken in strays, administered antibiotics, bottle fed them when sick, and even midwifing.
Pat received her bachelor's degree in computer science at Univercity of Califronia Davis. She really hopes to transofrm her programming skills into something that really helpful for all pets someday. For now, lets just do that through writing.

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