Prominent Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)
With the development of plastic surgery operations, prominent ears that made you very cute when you were little, but became a major physical and psychological problem as you grew up, became possible.
Ears that are large and quite separate from the head are called prominent ears. Prominent ears can cause an unaesthetic appearance. Along with the beauty concerns of people, prominent ears are reshaped with otoplasty operation. Otoplasty performed by expert plastic surgeons in Turkey is safely preferred by everyone after 5-6 years of age.
Prominent Ear Causes
Prominent ears occur with genetic factors. A prominent ear, which is inherited biologically, can occur especially in first-degree relatives, if there is a parent, it is most likely in the child. In people with prominent ears, the angle between the ear and the auricle is quite wide. Looseness in the ear muscles is another cause of prominent ear. Loose cartilage structure can be inherited by genes. The ear is curved in terms of its structure, and these folds are not formed in the prominent ear. These factors that cause a prominent ear can be safely removed.
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How is otoplasty surgery performed?
Prominent Ear surgery is performed under general or local anesthesia. Generally, general anesthesia is preferred in children aged 6 years and older, while it can be performed under local anesthesia in adult patients. In order to reshape prominent ears, a small incision is made behind the ear and the tissues that need to be removed are removed. The cartilage is brought into the desired or desired shape. Otoplasty may involve multiple procedures. Some of these are procedures such as earlobe reduction, prominent ear shaping, or reduction. Depending on the patient’s condition, one of the otoplasty procedures is preferred. In otoplasty, the ear can be brought into the desired shape by using only aesthetic stitches without making an incision for the prominent ear procedure.
Otoplasty surgery takes place in approximately 1-1.5 hours. It is a reliable and permanent type of surgery with few complications.
After otoplasty surgery
Since otoplasty surgery is performed under anesthesia, the patient does not feel any pain. There is no serious pain after the operation. If necessary, your doctor will recommend painkillers containing paracetamol.
If your otoplasty surgery was performed with a procedure that requires stitches, the stitches can be removed within a week. After the surgery, a tape can be attached to the ear, this tape is changed from time to time if necessary and removed after a week. It may be necessary to use bandages for a month, especially while sleeping.
The ear area should be protected from traumas, and physical contact should be avoided as much as possible, especially after surgeries that require stitches. In this process, heavy physical activities and sports should not be done.
Who can have otoplasty and when?
Anyone over the age of 5-6 can have otoplasty surgery. Otoplasty can be performed both due to health problems and aesthetic concerns. Otoplasty, which is preferred by both men and women, is suitable for people who have prominent ear problems, whose ears are larger than they should be, and whose ear lobes are wide.