Otoplasty is an operation performed to correct the defective ears that occur at birth, which are evident by development, or an error in an ear structure caused by injury.
Ear surgery creates a more natural shape while bringing balance and proportion to the ears and face. Correcting even minor deformities can make a big contribution to appearance and self-esteem.
If the prominent or disproportionate ears disturb you or your child, you may consider ear surgery.
Children who are good candidates for ear aesthetic surgery:
Young people and adults who are good candidates for ear aesthetic surgery:
Ear aesthetic surgery is a personal procedure. You should definitely have it done if you want yourself, not because someone else wants it. Patient satisfaction is high, especially in patients who want ear aesthetics themselves.
The discomfort immediately after ear surgery is normal and can be controlled with pain medications. Itching sensation may occur under the bandage. It is important that the bandages remain intact and not removed for any reason. Failure to do so may result in loss of part of the correction and require a secondary surgery.
Be sure to submit the following specific questions about what to expect during your individual recovery period:
Medicine and surgery is not a definitive science. Although good results are expected, there is no guarantee of complete satisfaction with the results. In some cases, it may not be possible to obtain optimal results with a single surgical procedure and another surgery may be required.
Ears that can be seen when the bandages that support the new shape are removed in the early stages of ear healing after ear aesthetic surgery are almost clear results. When the ear is permanently placed near the head, surgical scars are either hidden behind the ear or hidden in the natural wrinkles of the ear.
The results of more extensive ear surgery and reconstruction may appear gradually over time.
Step 1 – Anesthesia
Medicines are given for your convenience during the surgical procedure. Options include local, intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. Your doctor recommends making the best choice for you.
Step 2 – Incision
Scoop correction of the ears uses surgical techniques to create or increase the antihelial fold (inside the ear mouth) and is used to reduce the enlarged concha cartilage (the largest and deepest inner part of the outer ear). The incisions for otoplasty are generally made on the back surface of the ear. When incisions are needed before the ear, ear folds are used to make the incisions. Internal permanent sutures are used to secure the newly formed cartilage in place.
Step 3 – Closing the cuts
Outer seams cover the incisions. Techniques are individualized, taking care not to distort other structures and to avoid an unnatural “back-leaning” appearance.
Step 4 – Results
Ear aesthetic surgery, when dressings supported by the new shape of the ears are removed, in the first stages that heal, the ear is immediately results. When the ear is permanently placed near the head, surgical scars are hidden behind the ear or in the natural wrinkles of the ear.
The decision to have plastic surgery is extremely personal. You should compare the risks and potential complications of ear aesthetic surgery with the potential benefits in achieving your goals. You can only make this decision yourself.
You will be asked to sign approval forms to fully understand the procedure, alternatives and possible risks and potential complications you will accept.
Possible risks of ear aesthetic surgery include:
These risks and others will be fully discussed before you have your consent. It is important to discuss all your questions with me directly.