WHAT IS OTOPLASTY AND WHO IS IT SUITABLE FOR?
Ears that look different from normal and are open are called “scoop ears” in the mouth of the people. This situation greatly reduces people’s self-confidence and quality of life. It is usually a congenital condition. A permanent solution without surgery is not possible. For this reason, prominent ear aesthetics is applied to patients who come with the complaint of excessive dislocation of the ear structures and the resulting feeling of not feeling comfortable.
WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF OTOPLASTY AESTHETICS?
In ear aesthetics, as in all other plastic surgeries, there are multiple methods and they are applied. At this point, it is decided in consultation with the doctor which type of surgery the patient is suitable for, and then one or more of these methods will be used.
HOW IS EAR AESTHETIC MADE?
Unlike most other surgeries, local anesthesia is usually applied in this surgery. After the pre-operative doctor’s examination, your doctor will give you clear information about how to intervene. Usually, the ear angle is corrected first, and then the outer ear is reduced if necessary. In some patients, since there is no problem with the inward angle, the operation can be terminated with outer ear reduction.
PROCESS AFTER EAR AESTHETICS
There is almost no pain after the otoplasty operation. This problem is solved with painkillers approved by the surgeon in people who experience a mildly painful process. After the operation, the operated ears are wrapped with continuously renewed bandages for the first week. The sutures used in the surgery (if used) are removed in the first week of the control. The first two months of the process should use a bandage or headband to keep their ears in the proper position while lying down. Although the ear is considered to be completely healed in terms of tissue within two months, it should be protected against pulling trauma for the first six months.
WHICH PATIENTS CAN BE APPLIED TO OTOPLASTY SURGERY?
It is applied in patients whose auricle development is completely completed. It can be applied to people who have such a problem in the next period, as it is usually applied to children in their 10s due to the psychological traumas caused by the prominent ear in children due to environmental factors.
CAN EAR AESTHETICS BE APPLIED TO CHILDREN?
Prominent ear aesthetics can be applied to anyone who has completed ear development. It can be applied to all individuals over the age of 4-5 because the ear development of people is completed after 4-5 years of age.
CAN I HAVE HEARING LOSS AFTER EAR AESTHETICS?
It is an extra-ear operation, and since it is a sensitive operation, hearing loss is not seen.
AFTER EAR AESTHETICS, ARE THERE VISIBLE TRACES LEFT ON THE EAR?
There may be a minimal scar in the treated area, but this scar is almost invisible as it remains behind the ear. This is also the case in earlobe operations, and there is no visible trace that will disturb the patient.