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Ear Aesthetics Otoplasty can improve nasal breathing which is called a functional treatment and also can provide cosmetic benefits which is also called aesthetic treatment. Opr. Dr. Hasan Duygulu aims to provide their patients happiness and satisfaction with a team that is diligent to serve at the highest level at his private clinic.
Dr. Hasan Duygulu has successfully operated more than 2.800 Ear Aesthetics Otoplasty surgeries for the last 12 years.
Prominent Ear Surgery
The prominent ear is not included in the category of disease because it does not affect the functioning of the body. Although it is not considered a disease, a prominent ear can be applied by aesthetic surgeons because it causes an unaesthetic appearance. There are aesthetic surgeries that can be done easily with the development of technology. Because it causes an aesthetically unpleasant appearance, patients have prominent ear aesthetics due to a lack of self-confidence or low self-esteem. A prominent ear affects people not only aesthetically, but also psychologically. At the same time, it negatively affects the social life of prominent ear patients. Therefore, prominent ear aesthetics are performed for two reasons. One is because of the psychological effects of the prominent ear, and the other is because it is an aesthetically unpleasant image.
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How is Prominent
Ear Aesthetics Performed?
The prominent ear problem, which bothered people for life in the past, has become a problem that can be easily solved with simple methods today. Prominent ear surgery, which is a simple aesthetic surgery operation that does not carry serious risks, is performed as follows;
- Depending on the age of the patient, local or general anesthesia is applied.
- The operation takes between 60 minutes and 120 minutes, depending on the protruding level of the ear.
- In prominent ear operation, an incision can be made from the front or back of the ear.
- The ear cartilage is shaped with the help of incisions from behind or in front of the ear.
- The ear cartilage is positioned backward.
- After the surgery, special bands are attached that should be used between one week and two weeks.
- Prominent ear does not cause deafness.
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Ear Aesthetics Recovery Process
The recovery process of prominent ear surgery is one of the most curious subjects by patients. The procedure does not affect social life that much. Post-procedure pain usually does not last long, approximately one to two days. Two-three days after the operation, the dressing is left and the headband is put on and the patient can continue his social life and business life in this way. Headband two weeks continuously, it can be used overnight for two weeks. In a week, the ear incisions heal completely. You can take a bath four-five days after the operation.
Recovery Process of Prominent Ear Surgery
Prominent ear surgery is performed to treat the ears so that they stand open to the sides when viewed from the front and from the back. There are usually two pathologies that cause the ears to be like that. One of them is that the hollow part of the ear, which we call the concha, is relatively large, and the other is the absence of the ear fold, which we call the antihelix.
Patients usually have both of these problems, but sometimes only one. For these two problems, which can also be fixed with surgery, a piece of the concha is cut off if the concha is too big, and sutures are used to make an antihelix fold if there is no anthelix fold. The operation takes about two hours. After the procedure, edema, swelling, and bruising develop in the ear. The ears are wrapped for a day to prevent blood accumulation in the ear, and the dressing can be removed after a day.
It is normal for blood to leak from the ear on the first day, and sometimes even on the second. The stitches are behind the ear, so they are not visible. After a day, the patients usually switch to a head bandage. Patients use ear bands for about two weeks. On the fifth day, I tell my patients that they can take a bath. Water or foam may touch the ear stitches. However, it should be dried after bathing and should not be left wet. In the first four to five days, patients may find their new ears very large; this is completely due to swelling and is normal. Patients are told that their ears will shrink and there is nothing to worry about.
After the first week, the ear bruises pass, the swelling passes quickly, and the ear returns to its normal size. My patients, whose ear bands do not interfere with working, can usually start working on the fourth or fifth day. If it is desired to do sports, they can be resumed after six to eight weeks.
Prominent Ear & Genetics
Prominent ear deformities occur when the baby’s ear folds, which are expected to be in the auricle, are not formed during development in the mother’s womb. Having a parent with a prominent ear problem makes it more likely that the child will also have a prominent ear problem. This shows that genetics play a big role in the development of this deformity.
Since prominent ear deformities can cause psychological problems in children, surgery is usually suggested when the child starts school or between the ages of five and six when they are still in preschool. It can be performed under general anesthesia in children and under general anesthesia or local anesthesia in adults. Another advantage of having surgery at a young age is that the cartilages are still soft and not fully developed, so they can be easily reshaped.
How Many Hours Does Prominent Ear Surgery Take?
Prominent ear surgery in Turkey is a procedure that takes approximately 45 minutes to an hour on each side. This procedure can be performed under local anesthesia in adults; there is no pain during or after the procedure. An advantage of local anesthesia is that the patient can see the procedure immediately and can express his or her own opinion. However, there may be adult patients who also prefer general anesthesia.
The folds that do not occur during the process are created with stitches. The incision remains behind the ear. If dissolving stitches are used, the stitches may not be removed; non-dissolving stitches should be removed within seven to ten days. Swelling and bruises in the ear after the surgery are normal and disappear rapidly. However, you should definitely consult your doctor in the event of unexpected unilateral swelling, pain, or redness.
Anesthesia Used in Prominent Ear Surgery
Local anesthesia is generally preferred for adults undergoing prominent ear surgery in Turkey. The reasons for this are to perform the procedure painlessly with local anesthetics, to communicate with the patient during the operation, to accelerate the return to social life, and to reduce the cost of the operation. However, some patient groups who have panic attacks, have a systemic disease such as asthma, have a local anesthetic allergy, and want to benefit from the comfort of general anesthesia may prefer to have this surgery under general anesthesia. In childhood, this surgery is performed in the hospital under general anesthesia.
The process takes approximately an hour and forty-five minutes—two hours. It is possible to be discharged on the same day. The ear’s dressing remains for a day. Then the patient starts to use the headband.
How Long Does the Pain Last After Prominent Ear Surgery?
After prominent ear surgery, there is usually some pain for a day; after that, there is not much pain. However, this is not a rule; it may differ from person to person. Sometimes one ear may be normal while the other ear may ache. However, if there is more pain than expected, especially if the pain is on one side, it may be useful to be alert and consult your doctor. The ear is a region with a lot of vessels, and there is a lot of small bleeding during the surgery. These bleedings are controlled during surgery, but occasionally one of the veins that were burned or tied after the surgery reopens and blood accumulates in the ear. This causes pain and swelling in the ear.
This is called a hematoma, and it is the most common complication after prominent ear surgery. When such a situation develops, it is necessary to drain the re-accumulated blood and provide bleeding control. Antibiotics and painkillers are given to the patients after the operation so that their ears do not become infected. In some cases, an infection in the ear may develop after surgery, causing swelling, redness, fever, and pain in the patient, and the antibiotic should be changed and treated immediately.
Prominent Ear Surgery Complications
There are two major complications associated with prominent ear surgery in Turkey. Infection and hematoma. A hematoma is a collection of blood between the skin and cartilage. It causes destruction of the ear cartilage when it is not noticed or emptied. It happens when the vein that was cauterized during the operation starts to bleed again. The treatment is to evacuate the hematoma, find the vein, and control the bleeding again.
It usually happens on the first or second day of the surgery; unilateral swelling and new-onset pain in the ear may suggest a hematoma. Another complication is infection. This manifests itself as unilateral ear swelling, redness, pain, and fever. As a treatment, the patient’s orally administered drugs are discontinued, and intravenous or intramuscular broad-spectrum antibiotics are started. Apart from these, problems such as an opening in the stitches or the auricle being closer to the head area than desired may develop.
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When are the stitches removed in prominent ear surgery?
In prominent ear surgery, the incisions and stitches are behind the ear. These stitches can be non-melting nylon or silk stitches as well as dissolving stitches. The stitches applied to shape the ear are non-melting stitches that are not removed and are located in the auricle. If sutures are to be removed, they can be done between seven and ten days after the surgery.
Who is a good candidate for ear aesthetic surgery?
Most people who are healthy and unhappy with the shape, size, or position of their ears are good candidates for ear surgery. This procedure is usually performed on children and adolescents, but it can also be done on adults. It’s important for candidates to have realistic expectations about how the surgery will turn out and to be driven by their own wants, not by pressure from others.
What deformities can ear aesthetic surgery correct ?
Ear aesthetic surgery can correct a variety of issues, including:
- Protruding ears: Ears that stick out too far from the head can be reshaped and repositioned closer to the head.
- Asymmetrical ears: Ears that are differently sized or shaped can be made more symmetrical.
- Lop ear: Ears that fold forward at the top can be reshaped to stand upright.
- Cup ear: Ears that are too small or underdeveloped can be augmented to improve their size and shape.
Will there be a scar after the prominent ear surgery with thread?
Most of the time, prominent ear surgery with a thread is done on children whose cartilages haven’t hardened yet and who don’t have very noticeable concha hypertrophy. The problem is more likely to come back than with normal surgery, but the procedure only takes fifteen minutes. Since there is no incision, there is no scarring.