60 to 90 mins
0 – 1 night
Local or General
3 to 6 months
Prominent ear surgery is an application that eliminates the discomfort caused by the congenital reasons or reasons occurred later with the bend of the external ear cartilage in some people. A misperception of prominent ear surgery is that people with this condition need wait until the age of 18. However, the younger the age mean, the more successful these types of operations will be. So, there is no need to wait until the age of 18 for this kind of operation. Considering the physiological development of the human, auricles are a rapidly growing organ. Auricles develop at a rate of 83% in a three-year-old child and 93% in a 10-year-old child. There is no age criteria for prominent ear surgery.
Prominent ear aesthetic includes many techniques which are done without deforming the existing shape by giving an accurate and reasonable shape to the outer ear. Prominent ear aesthetic is done by giving the cartilage tissue a proper shape with a small incision in the back of the ear by entering the cartilage tissue. With this application, it is ensured that the corrected cartilage tissue is not deformed and fixed by permanent stitches. Prominent ear aesthetic also can be performed with direct permanent sutures without opening the ear skin incision. However, this is a more unhealthy method than the first one. Because these stitches can be deformed after a time and the ear can get back to its original form.
After the surgery, it is recommended that the patient should lie on his back with a high pillow while sleeping. After the operation, activities such as doing sports, making sudden movements and carrying loads are prohibited within one or two weeks. The ears remain bandaged within about 2 or 3 days after the operation. During the healing process, the external ear cartilage will be swollen and red. In this case, there is nothing to worry about. This is the natural situation in recovery. If the prominent ear aesthetic is done in the summer, the patient should benefit from the use of sunscreening cream.
Common complaints seen in patients after prominent ear surgery are accumulated blood under the skin of the ear and disrupted blood circulation in the ear skin. These symptoms can cause pain. So after the operation, doctors apply antibiotics for infection and painkillers. It is important that the ear does not contact with water, as the ear should remain bandaged for 2 or 3 days after the operation. Itching may also occur in this region due to the effect of the bandage. However, patients should not be confused by by the severity of itching and should not touch the external ear cartilage.
According the age of the patient, the operation method and details determined. If the patient is a small child, then this operation is performed with general anesthesia. If the child is 15 years of age or older, the it is performed with local anesthesia. After the operation, the patient can stand up and walk immediately. Only the sleeping position needs to be observed during sleep as mentioned above.