Appearance of the ears is important for the whole face aesthetic. Prominent ears are assumed as a sign of beauty in some societies but children can be mocked and marginalized because of it. If there is no other complaint than prominent ears, an operation can be applied after the age of six. The problem can be solved early if the operation is made on that age because the child is unaware of the postoperative effects. Prominent ears aesthetic operations are not risky and has no drawback for adults.
How is otoplasty administered?
This operation is administered under general or local anesthesia. It does not require the patient to stay in hospital. Incisions are made on the back of the ear and cartilages of the ears are reshaped and pulled over to the scalp after being reconstructed.
What is the recovery process after the surgery?
A bandage which can apply pressure is wrapped around both of the ears after the surgery. Painkillers are sufficient for the post-operative aches. The bandage is removed on the day after the surgery and the patient uses a band called tennis player band covering both of the ears for 3 or 4 weeks.
When can I move on my social and business life?
This operation does not affect hearing and recovery period will end in a week or two. Rubescence and swelling on the ears will fade away in 3 or 5 days. Ear surgeries do not scar and their fast recovery period influences the patient’s life positively and rapidly.
Does the ear revert back after the ear surgery?
If the operation is performed with an appropriate method, reverting back is a remote possibility.
Do I feel pain during the surgery?
Ear surgery is performed under local anesthesia and does not cause any pain. Post-operative aches can be relieved by taking painkillers.