OTOPLASTY

OTOPLASTY
The ear is an organ that affects the external appearance of a person, has aesthetic and functional importance at the same time. Many different deformities can be seen in the ear, including congenital non-development. The most common deformity is the ‘scoop ear’ or ‘sail ear’ among the people. Prominent ear is the biggest nightmare of school-age children. Because they become a laughing stock for their friends at school, and this seriously affects their school success and social relations negatively. They have adjustment problems at school. Prominent ear is a congenital and familial deformity.

Since the ears complete 85-90% of their development at the age of 4-5, ear aesthetics can be performed at any age from the age of 5 onwards. Depending on personal circumstances and the family’s preference, surgery can also be performed in later years, but pre-school surgery should be preferred as it eliminates the possibility of the child being mocked by his friends because of his ears. Childhood patients can be operated under general anesthesia in a full-fledged hospital, while adults can be operated under both general and local anesthesia. The operation takes approximately 1-1.5 hours. The operation is performed on the back of the auricle, the fold lines of the ear cartilage are weakened and shaped with permanent internal sutures, the auricle is hung backwards. The skin on the back of the ear is closed with hidden stitches, there are no stitches on the skin surface. The most important rule while doing this is to keep the natural appearance of the ear intact. You can go home on the day of your surgery. The ear remains bandaged for 2-3 days. You can take a shower after removing the bandage. There may be edema (swelling) and bruising in the ear after the surgery, which returns to normal within 1-2 weeks. A soft bandage resembling a sports band can be used on the head in the evenings for 2-3 weeks. Children can return to school after a week, provided that they pay attention while playing. Most adults can return to work after 3-4 days. With aesthetic surgeries on the ear, not only deformities in the ear are achieved, but also a striking improvement in the psychological state of the person. You will no longer have to cover your ears with your hair.

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