EAR AESTHETIC (OTOPLASTY)
Cosmetic ear surgery, also known as otoplasty, is a procedure that changes the size, position or proportion of the ears. The results of the ear aesthetic surgery vary greatly depending on the desired changes. However, these procedures can often be very helpful in increasing self-confidence, especially in children and adolescents. The most appropriate period for surgery is the period of 5-6 years before the child starts primary school.
Who are good candidates?
If your ears are:
Congenitally too large or too small
Poorly located or disproportionate to your head
Your ear shape has been adversely affected by an injury
If you want to tie your hair but you can not because of your ear shape, you can be an appropriate candidate for ear aesthetic surgery.
Ear aesthetics change your ear shape in a positive way.
It can provide support to self-confidence especially in children and can be done at any period in children over 5 years.
The results often last a lifetime.
Rarely, ear symmetry may be affected
There may be permanent scarring or numbness in the ear.
How long does the surgery take?
Ear aesthetic surgery is performed under local anesthesia in adults and general anesthesia in children. It takes 1-1.5 hours. The ear cartilage is shaped by an incision made behind the ear and the ear is brought to the right angle. Bandage is wrapped one day after surgery. Depending on the type of anesthesia, the patient is either sent home on the same day or is hosted in the hospital for 1 night. Swelling and bruising are rarely seen. It is recommended that the patient use tennis bandage for 1 month. The stitches are not removed because absorbable stitches are used. The results become visible in 2 weeks.
Does it leave permanent scars?
In ear aesthetic surgery, the scars do not disturb the patient because they remain behind the ear and become vague in time.
Are the results permanent?
The results of prominent ear surgery usually last a lifetime unless there are any events that may adversely affect the ear shape.