What is Otoplasty?
Who is Prominent Ear Surgery (Otoplasty) performed?
Otoplasty can be done to anyone who is not satisfied with the shape of the ear. With various otoplasty techniques, natural and patient-satisfying results can be obtained for pathologies such as ear size and prominent protrusion (absence or weakness of the antihelix and hypertrophy of the cavum concha) that bother the patients. 5 years of age is the ideal time, especially for preschool children. The fact that the prominent ear is the subject of mockery at school affects the psychology of the child quite negatively.
How is prominent ear surgery technique (Otoplasty), complications and follow-up?
Otoplasty surgery technique is performed under general anesthesia. The average operation time varies between 1-2 hours. With an incision made behind the ear, the shape desired to be given to the ear is made with some suture techniques. Depending on the condition of the case, cartilage excision is performed if necessary and a natural aesthetic ear is tried to be obtained.
Postoperatively, the incision behind the ear is closed with sutures. Since it is behind the ear, there may be an inconspicuous scar that does not disturb.
If the dressings are performed sterile during and after the operation, no signs of infection are encountered. When the sutures used for the patient are suitable and of high quality, no ear opening, otapostasis and deformity are seen. When perioperative good bleeding control and postoperative good dressing and follow-up are performed, hematoma (blood accumulation) is not observed.
After the surgery, every other day dressing and controls last for 10 days. On the tenth day, after removing the stitches, the patient can return to his daily social life, except that it is advised to sleep with an elastic head bandage only at night.