Prominent ear deformity puts patients into social difficulties since childhood. Therefore, when corrected, patients experience a very positive psychological relief. There are basically 2 reasons for this deformity in the ear. First, the angle of the ear with the head may have increased. Second, the ear folds may be underdeveloped.
Prominent ear correction surgery (otoplasty) is one of the aesthetic operations that can be performed at the youngest age. If a child has a prominent prominent ear problem, surgery can be performed just before starting primary school in order to prevent social and psychological problems.
Otoplasty is performed with an incision made behind the ear. Therefore, under normal healing conditions, no scars are visible when viewed from the front or the side. In the surgery, the folds are reconstructed and angled with permanent sutures placed on the cartilage. Sometimes it may be necessary to file the cartilage or remove some of the cartilage. In this surgery, the necessary folds of the ear are created and the excess angle made with the head is corrected. The surgery can be performed with local anesthesia in adults.
You can usually be discharged on the day of your surgery. For the first few days, you may have pain that can be controlled with oral painkillers. In the first week, mild swelling and occasional bruising are expected in the ear. During this time, I recommend using a tennis band or similar bandage to maintain the new shape of the ear. After a week, you can probably return to your social life without knowing that you had surgery. In the first month, I recommend the use of the same bandage while sleeping at night.