PROMINENT EAR SURGERY

What is Prominent Ear surgery? 

Otoplasty can dramatically change a person’s appearance simply by making protruding ears look more normal. Often, an undeveloped middle fold of the ear causes the problem. There may be other deformities as well, making it necessary to perform several procedures on the ear at the same time. 

Who is a suitable candidate for ear surgery? 

One or more of the following conditions may indicate that you are a good candidate for prominent ear surgery: - 

· Protruding ears 

· Large ears 

· Abnormally shaped ears 

Otoplasty can reshape the ears, reduce their size, make them more symmetrical, and/or position them closer to the head. If you (or your child) are self-conscious about your ears, and always keep them covered with your hair, then this surgery can open up new possibilities for changing your appearance and your body image.

How is Prominent Ear surgery procedure performed? 

Beginning with an incision just behind the ear, in the natural fold where the ear is joined to the head the surgeon will remove the necessary amounts of cartilage & skin required to achieve the right effect. Cartilage may be thinned, shaping it into a more desirable form and then secured with sutures. In other instances, the surgeon will not remove any cartilage at all, using stitches to hold the cartilage permanently in place. After sculpting the cartilage to the desired shape, the surgeon will apply sutures to anchor the ear until healing occurs to hold the ear in the desired shape & position 

Duration of operation 45-60 min (local anaesthesia for the adults and general anaesthesia for the kids) 

Hospital stay - Usually not necessary 

What to expect immediately after surgery 

Soft dressings applied to the ears will remain for a few days. Most patients experience some mild discomfort; you cannot put any pressure on the ear areas & should sleep on your back. Headbands are sometimes recommended to hold the ears in the desired position for two weeks after the surgery. 

How long will it be before I can get back to my normal life? 

Adults and children are usually up and around a few hours after surgery, although you may prefer to stay overnight in the hospital with a child until all the effects of general anesthesia wear off. The patient’s head will be wrapped in a bulking bandage to promote the best molding and healing. The ears may throb or ache a little for a few days, but this can be relieved by medication. Within a few days, a lighter head dressing similar to a headband will replace your bulky bandages. Stitches are usually removed, or will dissolve, in about a week. Any activity in which the ear might be bent should be avoided for a month or so. 

When can I return to work after ear surgery? 

Most adults can go back to work about five days after surgery. Children can go back to school after seven days or so. Physical activity should be monitored. You may want to ask your child's teacher to keep an eye on the child for a few weeks.

Will ear surgery affect my hearing? 

No. Only the outer ear is operated on, not the middle or inner ear, where hearing takes place. 

Are the results of ear surgery long lasting? 

Yes, results are usually permanent, although there is always some small amount of "springing back" of the ears due to the elastic recoil of the ear cartilage. 

Can ear surgery be performed without scar? 

Scars are part of the healing process and usually scars from ear surgery are hidden in the natural crease at the back of the ear, so they are not visible. By following the surgeons’ guidelines, with time they will fade and become barely visible. Some heroic methods without a scar do not give effective results. 

In many cases, ear surgery has the effect of creating more of a ‘normal’ appearance so that the ears lie neatly and close to the side of the head, which keeps the scar hidden behind the ear.

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mr gökhan özerdem

Consultant Plastic Surgeon, TPRCD, ISAPS

  gokhan@a-plastestetik.com

 00 90 505 928 2141

  Antalya | TURKEY

mr ö refİk özerdem

Assoc. Professor, EBOPRAS, ISAPS

  omer@a-plastestetik.com

 00 90 533 433 4222

  Istanbul | TURKEY

Best Plastic Surgeons in Turkey Istanbul and Antalya

Mr Ömer R Özerdem, ASSOC PROF EBOPRAS ISAPS, İSTANBUL
Mr Gökhan Özerdem, MD  ISAPS TPRCD, ANTALYA

  • Pittsburgh University, Plastic Surgery Division and Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital, PN, USA Postgraduate Program - Research Fellow
  • Miami Children’s Hospital AND Miami University, Miami, FL, USA Postgraduate Program - Fellow of Craniofacial Surgery 
  • Cedars Medical Center, Plastic Surgery, Miami, FL, USA - Fellow of Face-Head and Jaw Surgery
  • Alabama University, Birmingham, AL, USA Postgraduate Program - Fellow of Aesthetic Surgery 
  • Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Alabama University, Birmingham, AL, USA - Academic Member, Plastic Surgery 
  • Coopergreen Hospital, Birmingham, AL, USA, Division of Hand Surgery Academic Member, Plastic Surgery 
  • Observer Great Ormond Children’s Hospital London,  UK 
  • Gama probe application Course, Royal College of Surgeons, UK 
  • Turkish Board of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
  • European Board of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
  • Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA, Hair transplantation 
  • Montainbrook Aesthetic and Laser Center, Birmingham, AL, USA, Nonsurgical Aesthetic Interventions
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons (International) 
  • American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association 
  • European Boards of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
  • ISAPS (Int. Soc. of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery) 
  • IPRAS (International Confederation of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery) 

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Our risk & complication rate is not higher than that of any surgery performed  in any other destination by similarly qualified doctors. Cosmetic surgery offers improvement, not perfection or the solving of life problems.

Why Choose An ISAPS Surgeon

While many types of doctors can perform cosmetic surgery, you entrust your appearance and your life to the doctor you choose. Every cosmetic surgery procedure involves risks and potential complications. If you have decided to undergo cosmetic surgery abroad, you should be confident that the surgeon you choose is properly trained and qualified to perform your procedure. The most intelligent choice is a member of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS).

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