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​Often it can be the subject of ridicule and anger in young children. The lucky part of this situation is; Today, it is both less painful and can be corrected with various surgical techniques. Prominent ear or other auricular disorders are between 3-5%. In a normal ear, the angle between the ear and the skull should be between 25-35 degrees.

While performing prominent ear aesthetics, reshaping is done by considering the aesthetic proportions. Anatomical landmarks are reconstructed, the shape of the ear cartilage and its angle with the head are re-adjusted.

When is prominent ear surgery performed?

Prominent ear surgery can be performed after 5-6 years of age. It is recommended to be done in the pre-school period in terms of social life and not being a mockery at school.

How is prominent ear surgery performed?

In adults, it is performed with the local anesthesia method, where only the surgical area is anesthetized. General anesthesia is used in children aged 6-12 years. It is usually done by making an incision behind the ear and removing some skin. In addition, various permanent sutures, fragment removal or weakening methods are used from the cartilage sections to the sections that are desired to be shaped. It can be used alone in suitable patients, in methods where changes are made only with permanent sutures without incision. Your doctor will decide on the appropriate surgical technique and method for you. The operation time is approximately 1 hour for both ears. After the surgery, the ear is closed with a bandage. These dressings are changed at regular intervals, and on the 5th day they are completely removed and the forehead band used by tennis players is used. This headband is used at bedtime for 6 weeks. Again, patients are advised to avoid trauma and contact sports that may cause this for 6 weeks after surgery.

What are the complications of aesthetic ear surgery?

Complications after aesthetic ear surgery are not common. Negative conditions after aesthetic ear surgery are hematoma (blood accumulation between the cartilage and the skin), pain, infection of the cartilage and surrounding tissues, cartilage necrosis (loss of vitality of the cartilage), passing or throwing of the sutures, keloid (abnormal scar formation), hyposthesia (decreased sense of touch) , cold sensitivity.

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