Otoplasty (Prominent Ear Correction)

The ear, just like other parts of our face, is a very important organ that should be taken care of for its functionality and aesthetic beauty. Many congenital or acquired deformities can be seen in the ears.

Ear problems called prominent ear are the most common forms of deformation. An excessively large angle between the ear and the skull, and the ear ahead of the location where it should actually be, are the sign of this problem. It is caused by abnormal folds in the ear and problems in the cartilage structure. Prominent ear, or the condition in which the ear is excessively big in proportion to the face, can adversely affect people from early ages as a psychological problem. Prominent ear problem arises from the disproportion of the pinna to the face.

How Is An Otoplasty Surgery Performed?

Otoplasty is recommended to be performed before age of 6. It is a kind of plastic surgery procedure that can be performed on people of any ages. By means of otoplasty, prominent ear problem can be solved and the ear can be made harmonious with the face.

In otoplasty, the cartilage structure behind the ear is reshaped to eliminate the prominent ear problem. After otoplasty that can be done with very easy procedures and that gives effective aesthetic results, the ear should be protected against external factors for a period of two weeks, by means of a tight bandage.

After Otoplasty...

Children and adults can easily get up and walk a few hours after surgery. After surgery, the patient's head is wrapped up to allow for an easier reshaping and healing process. After 2 to 3 days, the bandage is removed and then a lighter dressing is applied. After removal of the dressing, a classical headband or a headband worn by tennis players is recommended to be worn especially at nights.  Self-dissolving sutures can be used. Even if such sutures are not used, the classical sutures are removed usually within 1 week. Any activity that may bend the ear should be avoided for a period of up to 1 month. Most adults can get back to their work within about 10 days. Children can go to the school about 7 days after surgery, but they should be careful in their activities.

 

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