Prominent ear problem are among the aesthetic problems that expose children to the harsh criticism of their peers, affect the self-esteem of individuals since childhood and also disturb people the most during adulthood. Otoplasty can easily and quite comfortably resolve problems with the shape, position or size of the ears!
What is Otoplasty?
“Otoplasty”, also known as prominent ear aesthetics, can be defined as a facial aesthetic operation in which the shape, position or size of the ears are changed. After ear development is completed, structural defects in one or both ears are corrected in accordance with the person’s facial features following ear aesthetic operations regardless of age limit.
How is Otoplasty Performed?
First of all, I would like to state that there will be no visible scar in the ears of the patients after otoplasty. The incisions are made invisibly from the back of the ear or from the natural folds inside the ear. Otoplasty, which is applied under local or general anesthesia, may take an average of 1 hour depending on the procedures to be performed in the ears. An important requirement of the postoperative period is that patients use bandages for 5 days after the operation.
Who Can Have Otoplasty?
I perform facial analysis for my patients who apply to me for otoplasty, and plan an otoplasty to best suit their faces.
As I just mentioned, there is no age limit for otoplasty. This age limit needs to be waited for operations, since ear development is usually completed after 5 years of age. Personally, I suggest that children have an otoplasty before starting school. I think that the negative effects of the mocking attitudes and behaviors of their peers who have the potential to deeply affect psychology in the medium and long term should not be ignored.
The Process After Otoplasty
During otoplasty, the ear is shaped by making an incision from the back of the ear or the natural folds inside the ear. Depending on the procedures performed under the scope of the operation, it is possible for patients to develop mild pain. Pain problem can be solved easily with painkillers.
The effect of otoplasty is clearly noticeable with the removal of bandages. The results of the operation are permanent and people can easily overcome the problems of self-confidence related to the prominent ear problem after the healing process.
The result of the operation is mostly satisfying, but rarely, there may also be a rebound or reopening depending on personal and surgical factors.