Ears proportional to the face are an important component of beauty. Prominent ears are the most common ear deformities. It can be seen unilaterally or more often bilaterally. It can affect the mental state of the person starting from a young age. As with other deformities of the ear, it can be permanently corrected from the pre-school period.
To whom should it be done?
Children and adults who have problems due to congenital or acquired (traumatic) ear deformities.
Is a non-surgical solution possible?
Deformities noticed in the early postpartum period can be corrected within the first 3 weeks with appropriate splints and taping. A permanent solution without surgery is not possible with threads.
How is the surgery done?
In prominent ear and some deformities, the operation is performed under local or general anesthesia by entering behind the ear. The most common procedure is to weaken the cartilage by rasping and to create the desired fold/fold, preferably with permanent threads. In the meantime, if necessary, ear canal (concha), earlobe, etc. can also be shaped.
What should I do after the surgery?
Ears are kept closed with bandages and bands for 3 days. After the first dressing, the person returns to daily life. Stitches are removed after 1 week.
Will I use a tennis bandage?
Will there be any traces?
The incision behind the ear heals as a thin line and is not noticeable from the outside.
What are the risks?
Secondary interventions may be required for minor problems, except for undesirable situations that may arise for each surgery.