Prominent Ear Aesthetics
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When the subject is aesthetic ear surgery, of course the prominent ear surgery which is most seen and frequently performed comes to our mind. By the prominent ear surgery, angles of the ear are corrected, it is provided to get closer towards the head, and if required also some reduction in the ear sizes is performed. This situation is in question especially in the enlargement of ear lobe.
In the prominent ear deformity; non-formation, low development, or insufficient development of the folds in ear are in question. The ears stand further away from the head.
Prominent ear surgery is performed after 6 years when ear growth comes to an end largely.
Of course along with performing after 6 years, mostly the patients in adolescence, youth and young adult periods make application. Although the biggest anxiety is the aesthetic appearance; due to the social problems caused by situations like that the men with prominent ear problem cannot have short hair cut, so grows their hair, and women cannot make hair bun, shape their hair as they want, so they may request to have the surgery.
The prominent ear aesthetic surgery is frequently performed as an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia. If the patient is a child, general anesthesia can be required.
When you come to get examined, you can look the before-after photos of the surgeries performed before. Thus, you form an opinion about your own ear.
Prominent Ear Surgery Method
The prominent ear surgery takes 1.5 hour in average for my cases. Of course, in the presence of additional situations, in cases different deformations accompany, and in patient had surgery before; this time may be longer. Even if the types of surgery show difference according to the problem in ear, the incision is made from behind ear in all prominent ear surgeries. For this reason, a scar is not left in the face of ear or as noticed by others. By the incision made from the back face of ear, some skin is removed and it is reached to the cartilage tissue. I don’t especially remove much skin, repeating is seen in time only in the methods by which much skin is removed.
There are many different surgery techniques for the prominent ear correction. In some of them, sometimes parts are taken out from the cartilage tissue, or it is given shape to the ear by slightly filing on the cartilage without removing tissue. The ear is folded backwards without deforming its anatomical fold structure. Moreover, permanent sutures are put not to open again. Finally, the skin sutures are put. Those things are the technique of surgery performed with classical permanent sutures.
The Surgery Technique I Applied Not To Be Recurrence, In Other Words Repeating
I prefer a method which not only holds the ear with sutures, also changes the direction of the cartilages in my cases. In this method, I perform it by removing the cartilage tissue from the area called concha of the ear, and by changing the direction of the cartilage forming the ear fold towards the back. Because cartilage of the ear is completely released, it gets rid of the pressure created by the skin. Thus, the resistance created by the elastic cartilage of the ear is removed, and the ear protects its own shape without any force. There is no permanent suture in the ear in any shape, completely absorbable sutures are used, and consequently problems created by that kind of suture in time are prevented.
By this means, the possibility of recurrence in other words repeating that may occur in the ear critically reduces. Because it is worked with an incision made from background of the ear in this surgery, it is not faced with any scar then. Pressure bandage is applied to the patient not to be bleeding.
Ear Lobe Reduction
Enlargement in the ear lobe may also come into question in some patients. This situation can be corrected with the ear lobe reduction surgery. Thus, it is also provided the ear to look smaller. The ear lobe reduction surgery is not a routine procedure performed in the prominent ear surgery, it is applied only in the conditions enlargement and sagginess.
After Prominent Ear Surgery
The pressure dressing to be applied in the patient is highly important. The ear is an organ which critically becomes bloodshot. Thus blood leaking between tissues after surgery will be prevented by the pressure to be applied. The ears can ache for a couple of days, but this complaint can be relieved by medications. By removing this bandage after 4-5 days, the ear will be bandaged by a lighter dressing. And after removing these dressings, tennis bandage is suggested to use especially in nights. Use of this bandage also during day will help better protection of shape of the ear.
The sutures usually dissolve by themselves, and disappear in a week. The ear will be oedematous (swollen) for about 7-10 days after surgery. It should be stayed away from any activity in which the ear will bend for about 1.5 month. Most of the adults can return their works within 5-7 days in average. The children can go to the school after about 7 days, but they should be careful in activities.
Why Don’t I Prefer Thread Otoplasty?
The patients want all applications to be simple. Of course at first appearance, ear correcting only with thread, without having surgery, and in more affordable price can be attractive. However, the most important point is that can the thread aesthetic give the proper ear shape in all patients? And do the results be permanent and smooth? At this point, many problems are lived.
While the biggest risk in prominent ear surgeries is the recurrence (repeating) problem, this situation occurs so much more in those performed with thread. In other words, becoming of the ear to its previous state is a possible situation. As well as the persistence of permanent sutures behind the ear can appear from the skin, they also disturb the patient by being handled. When there is a clear angle difference between the ear and head, trying of the thread to get the ear closer to the head by force does not give result, and also may cause deformation in cartilages of the ear.
In these situations, it is necessary to remove the excess cartilage from that area. Even if the patient thinks it as a simple application, he/she becomes obliged to have surgery again and again, and spends much more time and money. Due to these reasons, I don’t apply thread otoplasty; instead I prefer the method of prominent ear surgery by which the ear problem will completely be corrected.
Frequently Asked Questions About Ear Aesthetics (Otoplasty)
From what age can prominent ear surgery be performed?
Anatomical development of the ear largely completes in the 6 years, consequently the Otoplasty can be performed from 6 years. While it can be performed in children, kids by anesthetizing them with general anesthesia, it is performed in adults by local anesthesia. Being performed of the surgery in advanced ages does not have any negative effect of on the result. A natural result can be obtained in all ages.
Is a scar left after ear aesthetic surgery?
Prominent ear surgeries have no concern with front face of the ear, consequently nobody understands you had surgery, of there will be a scar behind the ear, but because back of the ear heals very well and does not seem, it will be as a slight scar.
Does prominent ear surgery affect the eardrum or hearing?
The ear aesthetic surgery is an operation concerning with the external ear, in other words with cartilages of the ear, and the eardrum is located in the inner ear; consequently it damages neither the middle ear, nor the inner ear and hearing.
Is there pain after surgery?
Slight pains occurs for a day or two after prominent ear surgery, apart from this, a disturbance and pain frequently occur in the area of forehead of the patients as a result of the pressure dressing and bandage applied. This surgery does not affect your life quality in the meaning of the pain.
Is it clear that surgery was had after the prominent ear surgery?
After especially oedema swelling get over, your ears will completely reach natural appearance; of course the effect of swelling appears in the early period, but the swelling begins to reduce, and after 1 month nobody will understand you had ear surgery.
When are the sutures removed?
Because absorbable sutures are used in prominent ear surgery, there is no need to remove suture, it begins to dissolve from 1 week, and completely disappears within 2-3 weeks.
When can be taken shower after surgery?
It can be taken shower, bath 1 week after the prominent ear surgery. The first showers should be with warm water and short time. It should not be taken by tugging the ear. You can take shower more easily after 15 days.
How long will I wear the hair band?
Especially when the ear is shaped by permanent sutures, it is suggested the hair band to be worn during healing period and as long-time (for about 1 month); in the technique I apply, wearing it for about 1 week is sufficient. Because, any tightness does not occur in the ear in this method, but the hair band can be worn for 1 month at nights to protect the ears and prevent bending.
According To What Do Prominent Ear Surgery Prices Vary?
The prices of prominent ear surgery vary according to whether the prominent ear deformity is single- or two-sided, whether there are additional problems with it, the presence of ear lobe problem, and the type of anesthesia. While in an adult patient the ear surgery is performed with local anesthesia, in a child patient general anesthesia is required. This is also one of the factors affecting the prices of prominent ear surgery. For the information about prominent ear prices, you can call us, fill out the form on the side.