Main Treatment and Techniques
Ear aesthetic surgery can be started after the age of 6, which is the process of completing ear cartilage development. Especially in children, the results are more successful because the ear cartilage is softer. In adults, the success results are quite high with the use of appropriate techniques.
The prominent ear is the deformation of the ear structure and the ear is curved forward and opened to the sides. This problem occurs starting from childhood, and it does not resolve itself in any way without surgical intervention after this period. The prominent ear structure, which causes psychological trauma and a problematic childhood in children, is quite simple to solve; the results are both socially, aesthetically and psychologically pleasing.
Operation; It is usually performed under local anesthesia, through an incision made from the back of the auricle. In prominent ear surgery, surgery can be performed under general anesthesia, depending on the age and fear of the patient. Prominent ear aesthetics takes approximately 1 – 1.5 hours. In prominent ear aesthetics, the scar is not visible because the incision is made behind the ear. After ear aesthetic surgery, the pain is usually very low and can be prevented with pain relievers.
Other ear problems that need to be fixed include ear deformities in which the upper part of the ear is curved down and forward, very small ear, natural curves and lines on the outer edge disappear. In addition, procedures for extremely large earlobes and new ear making for those who lost their ears congenitally or after an accident are procedures that can be considered within this scope.
What is the Ideal Age for Ear Aesthetics?
It is recommended that ear aesthetic surgeries be performed at a young age, as possible disorders in the development process of the ear can be detected at a young age. Performing ear aesthetics between the ages of 5 and 7 is important in preventing problems such as mockery that the child may encounter at school. In addition, due to the softness of the cartilage at these ages, the ear can be shaped more easily and the recovery period is shorter compared to otoplasties applied at a later age.
Ear aesthetics is usually performed under general anesthesia if the patient is a child. Likewise, general anesthesia may be preferred in adult individuals according to the disease history and personal characteristics, but local anesthesia will be recommended to adults in the first place. After the planning phase, the operation process begins.