Ear Aesthetics (Otoplasty)
Ear surgery can be performed in both adults and children. However, surgery is recommended if the children are over 5-6 years of age. During the treatment period, local anesthesia and sedation or general anesthesia will be applied depending on the age range of the patient. The surgery should be performed behind the ear, on the area between ear and head. The duration of the operation varies from 1 to 2 hours although it changes from case to case.
How Is Ear Aesthetics Treatment Applied?
The operation is performed under local and/or general anesthesia and usually lasts from 1 to 2 hours. A local anesthetic will be injected into the area to reduce discomfort after surgery. Incisions are usually hidden behind the ear or inside the ear along the inner layers. Depending on the purpose of the surgery, cartilage or cartilage which causes the ear to protrude may be removed. Protruding ears can be adjusted again using sutures to keep the ear in a better position over the head. If the ear curves are missing, the cartilage can be shaped and sutured to regenerate the normal curves of the ear. A combination of techniques can be used depending on the desired goals of each patient. At the end of the ear surgery, dressings are placed and these dressings should remain until about 1 week after the surgery. Patients will usually be ready to go home 2 hours after surgery.
Frequently asked Questions
It is applied for all patients who are disturbed in the harmony of the ears with the face and completed the ear development.
The aim is to eliminate the need for aesthetics and to eliminate auditory problems.
It can be performed anytime the patient and doctor desire.
Every measure is taken to optimize the scarring size and hide it in the least visible area of the ears. In many cases, it is possible to improve the appearance with very few scars. The Otoplasty incisions are usually placed behind the ears, so they are not visible. It is important to realize that wound formation can vary from person to person and is highly dependent on one's genetic predisposition. Scars usually disappear over time, but the final conditions are difficult to predict. Our plastic surgeons will discuss this with you during the examination.