Ear aesthetic surgeries, also known as otoplasty, are surgeries in which the shape of the ear is changed and improved. With these surgeries, aesthetic defects in the ear structure that come from birth or occur after some operations such as accident or cancer surgeries are corrected. Among these surgeries, the most commonly performed "pronounced ear" correction. Scoop ear is one of the most common aesthetic defects among all aesthetic defects of the body and is not a disease.

What is prominent ear disorder?

The situation where the ear appears open from the head due to the angle between the auricle and the head is defined as a prominent ear. Psychological and social problems can be seen in people with prominent prominent ears and generally in children. Especially school-age children may be more affected by this situation. This can lead to lack of self-confidence, distortions in body image and depression.

When should prominent ear be corrected?

When prominent ears are noticed in a newborn baby, a plastic surgeon should be consulted without delay. In the neonatal period, prominent ear can be corrected with some taping without the need for surgery.
if it reaches childhood. We recommend correcting the prominent ear just before starting school. Children can be very cruel in criticizing their friends. Prominent ear deformity can be corrected at any time after the age of 6 years.

Is narcosis given in prominent ear surgery?

General anesthesia is usually required for prominent ear correction in children under the age of 10-12. In older people, correction is performed with local anesthesia in which only the ear area is anesthetized.

How Long Does Bucket Ear Surgery Take?

When correcting the prominent ear, the cartilage structure causing the problem should be intervened. The area causing the problem is not the same in every patient. For this reason, the same surgery is not performed for every patient. Depending on the area where intervention is required, the correction process can be completed in a time ranging from 10 minutes to 1 hour.

What Is Ear Ear Correction With Thread?

In the patient group, where there is no excess in the ear cartilages, only the angles between the cartilages are deteriorated, prominent ear correction can be made with a thread. Since no incision can be made, there is no scar in the ear. Be sure to ask your plastic surgeon about whether your ear can be corrected with this procedure.

How To Do Bucle Ear Surgery

The situation where the ear appears open from the head due to the angle between the auricle and the head is defined as a prominent ear. Psychological and social problems can be seen in people with prominent prominent ears and generally in children. Especially school-age children may be more affected by this situation. This can lead to lack of self-confidence, distortions in body image and depression.

What Should I Do After Proposed Ear Correction?

After correction, the bandages are opened the next day and dressing is done again. After about 5 days, the dressings are terminated and the patient is asked to wear a hair band or tennis band. The patient is recommended to use this band for 3-4 weeks.

Does prominent ear recur after surgery?

After the prominent ear correction, the ears do not return to their original state. Rarely, some patients may experience some opening. Usually this is not bothersome. In rare cases, re-stitching may be needed to correct these slight openings.

What is the cost of prominent ear surgery?

  • The factors that determine the cost of prominent ear surgery are as follows:
  • What type of correction will be performed (thread correction, cartilage removal or both)
  • Type of anesthesia (general – local)
  • Geographical location of the surgeon's office
  • The fee that the surgeon will set for himself due to his experience