The exaggerated angle of ears to the skull is the most frequently seen case of a prominent ear. Cartilage folds being underdeveloped at ear structure and the size of ear lobes are the reasons for frequent complaints. These disturb the person in social terms. Having this surgery at the ages of 5-6 is adequate so that this doesn’t affect psychological development. The surgery is based on the basis of taking ears closer to the skull with a little cut at the back of the ears.
What is Prominent Ear Surgery?
Should I go under a Prominent Ear Surgery?
If you have aesthetic concerns for your ears as a result of a trauma or due to genetic reasons, YES, you may go under a “Prominent Ear Surgery”.
What should be paid attention to before the surgery?
You had better share all your expectations and concerns with your doctor. During examination, you should reply to any questions to be asked about your general health condition in details and inform your doctor about your past diseases and medications you use.
How will the surgery proceed?
Your surgery to be performed in our hospital will be carried out under general anesthesia in children and local anesthesia in adults as to the practice. Its approximate duration changes between 30 minutes and 1.5 hours, you may need to turn back home in a few hours.
What should be known about anesthesia?
You will be examined and informed by an anesthesia doctor before the prominent ear surgery. Blood diluent medications, vitamins and factors affecting anesthesia such as alcohol and smoking should be discontinued starting from the date foreseen by your doctor.
Period of returning to the social life after the surgery
The early period of post-surgery is generally gone through easily. Edema may occur at the back of ear at a minimum level. Marks aren’t obvious, because the cut is too little and at the back of the ears. Bandages to stay for 3 days long are worn post-surgically and after that a tennis bandana needs to be worn for 2-3 weeks. The patient may turn back to social life right away. You won’t have to conceal your ears with your hair from now on.