Cosmetic ear surgery (Otoplasty) is the operation made for eliminating the outer ear deformation that arises genetically, congenitally or develops later on. The purpose of the operation is to normalize the angle between the ear and head.
The most suitable time for having a cosmetic ear surgery is between ages 4-15. However, this operation can be made at all ages.
While children have the cosmetic ear surgery in the operating room environment, under general anesthesia, adults are operated in the clinic environment, under sedation. Otoplasty operations generally take 1-1.5 hours.
How is cosmetic ear surgery realized?
Otoplasty (Ear Aesthetic Surgery) is performed behind the ear. Ear is reshaped by weakening the curves in the ear cartridges, through permanent inner sutures. Then, earlap is taken backwards. One wears dressing on his/her ears for 3-7 days after the procedure. When these dressings are removed, one can have a shower. After the cosmetic ear surgery, bruises and swelling may be observed. These complaints will end after a short time. It is important for the ear not to receive a blow for 3 months following the otoplasty. The ear will gain its shape within these 3 months and will never lose it.
Cartilage tissue is generally elastic in children. In these cases, earlap can also be shaped with invisible subdermal sutures, without making any incision. The physician’s examination is very important in selecting the technique to be applied.
How is the post-otoplasty process?
You can immediately get back to your everyday life after the operation. Dressing and headband will be used for fixing ears. Dressing will be removed 3-7 days later, and then, edema and rashes may be observed.
Does cosmetic ear surgery leave any scar?
Because the scar left by the cosmetic ear surgery that does not require incision will be at the back of your ear, it will get recovered fast and will be almost invisible. Thanks to this operation that does not leave any scar in the visible parts of the ear, deformations are eliminated and you get very natural ears.
How much does otoplasty cost?
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