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Prominent Ear Aesthetics

Otoplasty is an aesthetic procedure that involves reshaping the auricle and making it more aesthetic.

It is successfully performed by expert surgeons using various techniques and methods.

Who Is Prominent Ear Surgery (Otoplasty) Applied?

Anyone who is not satisfied with the shape of the ear can have prominent ear aesthetics. Problems such as the size and prominence of the ear (antihelix deficiency, weakness or hypertrophy of the cavum turbinate) can be solved with aesthetic techniques in a natural way and to the satisfaction of the patient.

The best time for preschoolers is 5 years old, since prominent ears can be made fun of at school, and the child's psychology can be significantly adversely affected.

How is Prominent Ear Surgery (Otoplasty) Performed?

Otoplasty is performed under general anesthesia and takes an average of 1-2 hours. With the incision made behind the ear, the desired shape is created in the ear. When necessary, cartilage excision is made to obtain a natural and aesthetic ear. After the surgery, the incision behind the ear is closed with sutures and an almost invisible scar may remain.

The risk of infection can be minimized with sterile work, and when quality sutures are used, no opening, scooping or deformity is observed in the ear. The risk of hematoma and bleeding can also be reduced by preoperative bleeding control and postoperative follow-up. Dressing and controls are performed for 10 days after the operation, and the patient's sutures are removed on the tenth day.

The technique of prominent ear surgery may vary according to the patient's condition, but it is usually shaped with an incision made behind the ear and cartilage excision can be made. The operation time can vary between 1-2 hours on average and is performed under general anesthesia. Postoperatively, infections and other complications can be prevented by dressing and monitoring the patient under sterile conditions.

After prominent ear surgery, the patient should open and wrap the bandage made on the first postoperative day for 1 week every 2 days. The headband can be used at night for 1-3 weeks while sleeping. In this process, the ears must be protected from external influences in order to increase the success of the operation. Hearing is not affected during and after the surgery and the person can continue his normal life.

Prominent ear surgery (otoplasty) usually gives a permanent result. However, it is possible for the ear shape to change after the natural aging process and hormonal changes, which are normal for the body. In addition, good post-operative care and compliance with controls can also help to achieve permanent results of the operation. However, since every patient and operation situation is different, it is recommended that you talk to your doctor in detail about the permanent results.