Prominent ear deformity caused by wider than the normal angle between the ear and skull on one or both sides from the birth, the absence of folds shaping the ear and the deepness of the concha.
Children with prominent ear syndrome could be treated with daily application of ear bandage by their parents for 2-3 months under the supervision of a doctor if only this condition is noticed right after the birth.
Autoplasty operations could be performed after the age of 6 due to the development of the ear. There are many techniques for autoplasty operations. These techniques aim to form ear folds, to correct the angle between the ear and the head and to move the ear to its normal position.
General rules apply for autoplasty operation are; stop taking or regulating Aspirin and other blood-diluting drugs least 1 week before the surgery, not consuming vitamins (such as vitamin E), herbal products (tomato seeds, cherry stalk etc) herbal teas, not taking any alcohol within 24-48 hours before the surgery, quitting smoke 3 weeks before the surgery and not smoking in the recovery period after the surgery.
Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Okan Morkoc
The operation could be performed under general anesthesia, sedation anesthesia or local anesthesia. The repair of both prominent ears takes 1.5 hours in average. Ear stays in an elastic bandage for 3 days after the operation. Tennis bandage should be used after the initial bandage. Tennis bandage should be worn for 4 weeks in total during the nights. There could be bruises and swelling in the ear after the operation. Bruises and edema will disappear in 10 days. The ear should be protected from trauma for the first 3 months. The scar completely is hidden since the operational cut is planned to be in the fold between the ear and the head. The scares usually take an indistinctive form in time and they are hidden scars. Still, the healing of the scar is specific to the person in question. Very rarely, some patients may experience excessive scar healing (cheloid, hypertrophic scar).
Shagginess and ruptures could be seen on the ear lobe due to heavy earrings, traumas, and age-related issues. These deformities could usually be corrected under local anesthesia with special techniques and could be filled with filling materials. The excessive prominence of the ear lobe could be taken into account and corrected during the autoplasty operation.
- Stay in Turkey : 2-3 Days
- Stay in Hospital : No stay
- Operation Type : General anesthesia, sedation anesthesia or local anesthesia
- Companion : Not needed. Patient can take care of himself.
- Surgery Time : 1 – 2 Hours