Ears are important in facial aesthetics. Although in some cultures, having large ears is a sign of beauty, especially in children, having large ears can indicate negative situations such as teasing and social isolation. If there is no discomfort other than deformity in children, this problem can be eliminated with an operation starting from the age of 6 years. Since the child is not yet psychologically aware of the situation, surgery can solve the problem early at this age. Adult prominent ear correction surgery has no disadvantages and is not a risky use for prominent ear aesthetics.
General or local anesthesia can be used during prominent ear aesthetic surgery. There is no need to stay in the hospital after the procedure. During the procedure, incisions are made behind the ear, and the ear cartilage is reshaped and brought closer to the scalp.
Both ears are covered with a bandage to provide postoperative pressure. Pain that may develop after surgery will be adequately treated with painkillers. One day after the procedure, the dressings are removed. The tennis band, commonly known as the band, is worn on the ears for 3–4 weeks.
Prominent ear surgery does not impair hearing, and recovery takes 1-2 weeks. Within three to five days, the swelling and redness in the ear will begin to decrease. Ear aesthetic applications positively affect the patient's life as they heal quickly and leave no visible scars.
When prominent ear surgery is performed with the appropriate technique, the probability of the prominent ear returning to its former state is extremely low.
Ear aesthetic surgery is painless and is performed under local anesthesia. Painkillers can also be used to treat post-operative pain.