Prominent Ear Aesthetics
Ear development completed in humans from 4 to 6 years of age may end with a common congenital ear anomaly, sometimes called a prominent ear or bat ear. The prominent ear condition seen in both boys and girls can become disturbing for children when childhood ends and adolescence starts. For individuals in adolescence, appearance is one of the most important forms of self-expression, in accordance with the psychological changes of the period. The elimination of this problem, which can easily be eliminated with a prominent ear operation, will be a useful step to support young people's self-confidence.
Who can perform prominent ear aesthetics?
Ear development must be fully completed in order for the operation to be performed, which is 6 years of age and over, except special situations that may vary from person to person. Unlike all other aesthetic procedures, the prominent ear aesthetics can be performed in preschool age. By performing the prominent ear aesthetic operation at an early age as a treatment, children can be protected from being traumatized as before school starts because it is very common and natural to make fun of prominent ear deformity among children.
Every adult who has not had a prominent ear operation in childhood can eliminate the problem by undergoing a surgery at any age. Research show that men prefer prominent ear operations more. The most important reason for this is that women can cover their ears with their hair. Every woman and man who does not have a specific health problem can benefit from this solution.
How is prominent ear aesthetic performed?
Developing technologies enable prominent ear aesthetic operations to be performed without pain and any scar. There are cases when aesthetic ear surgery is required apart from the prominent ear, but this deformity is the most common. Prominent ear surgery can be performed with both local and general anesthesia. A small invisible incision is made behind the ear and the cartilage is reshaped from this cut. The procedure takes 1-1.5 hours in total.
After the operation, the patient can leave the hospital on the same day. The first 2-3 days after the operation, there is a medical dressing that covers the patient's ears. After this medical dressing is removed, the patient uses a pressure bandage for about 20 days.
Patients who work are able to return to work within 5 to 7 days. It is necessary to avoid heavy exercises for 3 to 4 weeks. It is important to protect the ear area from impacts for 6 to 8 weeks. The natural swelling that will occur after the prominent ear operation will usually disappear within a month. It takes between 3 and 6 months for the ear to take its permanent shape.
There is no risk of incision scar, as the incisions are opened behind the ear and aesthetic sutures are used for prominent ear operations.
Risks of prominent ear aesthetic operations
Complications of prominent ear operations performed by a qualified and experienced doctors are very small and very rare. However, as with any surgical operation, surgical risks and specific complications may occur. In a small proportion of patients, a blood clot can form between the ear skin and cartilage. This clot can disappear on its own or it can be drained with a needle. Just because the operation is simpler than other aesthetic operations does not mean that it is less important. It is of critical importancethat the surgeon is qualified and experienced, for a series of points from hygiene to the risk of asymmetry in the ear. With a hospital and a surgeon you trust, you will not have any problems if there is a need for revision, although rare. In prominent ear aesthetic operations, an infection that rarely causes scar tissue in the ear cartilage may develop. These infections are usually treated with antibiotics. Though rarely, the infected area may need to be emptied surgically.
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