Otoplasty in Turkey…the prominent ear
Otoplasty is not as common as other cosmetic surgeries. But in some cases, the shape of the ear may cause an unacceptable and disturbing appearance to the person, and one of the most ear problems that need beautification is the prominent ear, or what is known as the bat’s ear.
Most of the prominent ear cases are caused by genetic genes, and appear at birth, and the problem may increase with growth as the size of the ear cartilage increases and its prominence increases.
In other cases, the enlargement of the ear lobe may be a problem for some people, and the process of reducing the earlobe is performed if it is too large or sagging, and usually this process can be done with the prominent ear surgery because it does not take much time or effort.
How do doctors determine the necessity of otoplasty?
The possibility of performing the operation is determined according to certain measurements of the ear, its dimensions, and its position from the head. If these dimensions exceed the acceptable limits, the person is considered qualified for otoplasty, and the patient’s gender and age are taken into consideration.
This problem can be avoided if it is discovered at the age of less than six months, because the cartilage is still in the softest state. This is done by placing an orthodontic device or a splint on the child’s head and ears or only to ensure that the ear grows correctly.
How is prominent ear plastic surgery done?
The operation is performed by making an incision in the back area of the ear cartilage, through which an amount of excess skin is removed according to the case, and then the cartilage is connected to the tissue, and finally, the electrode is placed on the skin or the outer skin. It is taken into account that the process does not leave a significant impact in the future. In cases where the ear cartilage is completely released, there is no need to make permanent sutures inside the ear, and the sutures dissolve on their own, and no traces of the operation will appear later.
Otoplasty can take about an hour and a half, and this varies depending on the type and complexity of the operation. If the patient is an adult, the procedure is performed under local anesthesia, and for children, the operation is performed using general anesthesia.
Recovery after ear surgery
Putting pressure bandages on the operation site for a period of five or six days from the date of the operation, after which they are replaced with lighter bandages to cover the ear, and these compressive bandages prevent blood from leaking between the tissues after the operation
Usually the patient is given a headband for use at bedtime in particular to maintain the shape of the ear.
The poles will disappear on their own after about a week of the operation due to the use of sutures that dissolve for this type of operation
The person can return to his working life a week after the operation, with the need to pay attention not to do any activity that may cause damage to the place of the operation or the ear
It is recommended to avoid strenuous activities and harmful to the shape of the ear for 45 days after the operation