Ear Surgery: From A to Z

Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)

There are various types of cosmetic ear surgeries. Ear anomalies, ear lobe aesthetics, prominent ear surgeries are among them. When it comes to otoplasty, the first thing that comes to mind is the prominent ear surgery. Nowadays, it is among the surgeries that people of all ages often prefer. In this article, we will be sharing the wondered things about otoplasty (ear surgery).

Prominent (Cauliflower) Ear Surgery

Prominent (cauliflower) ear is the name given to the ear which is wider than normal and sticks far from the head. When looking at people who have the cauliflower ear, the Y-shaped fold of the ear is less pronounced and the earlap is more prominent. Prominent ear is not a disease but an aesthetic problem. People who have prominent ears have problems in their social lives since school age. Making fun of friends at school age can lead to being shy and withdrawn. People want to close their ears with their hair, which can lead to lack of self-confidence, not wanting to go to school or even depression. The prominent ears can be seen in 1 out of every 20 children.

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Candidates Eligible for Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)

People who are thinking about having ear surgery wonder whether they are good candidates or not. Here are people who can have ear surgery;

  • The ears stick far from the head, that is, people who have cauliflower ears,
  • People with smaller or larger ears than the person’s head structure,
  • People who have an abnormal appearance
  • People who have deformities as a result of an accident or injury.

Which Anesthesia Is Used In Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)?

The type of anesthesia in otoplasty depends on the age of the patient, the existing disease, the drugs used and the fear of anesthesia. The type of the anesthesia to be performed is determined based upon the required intervention and evaluation of your situation on your examination. General anesthesia is generally preferred for children under 10 years of age.

 

What is the Age Range for Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)?

Ear surgery can be done in children 5-6 years old. There is no upper age limit for ear surgery.

Things to consider before Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)

First important factor is choosing an experienced doctor for your ear surgery. You need to be in a proper communication with your doctor, you must express your complaints and expectations correctly. If you have disease or a medication you use, you should tell your doctor before surgery. The bleeding disorder is an important factor in ear surgery as in any surgery. If you have such a problem or have it in your family, tell your doctor. You should stop taking blood-thinning medications 10 days before surgery. You should stay away from herbs and nutrients that have blood-thinning effects.

 

Recovery After Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)

The recovery after ear surgery varies according to the type of the surgery. You should wear a bandage for 3 days after the most common ear surgery which is prominent ear surgery. After that you may return to your social life. After ear surgery, you should protect the ears from bending forward, pulling and blows. You can lie on your side shortly after the surgery, but you should be careful not to bend your ears. You can do sports 4-5 weeks after surgery. Following the advice of your doctor, you can start wearing glasses and earrings. The completion of the healing process after ear surgery takes about 1 year.

Ear Surgery (Otoplasty) Prices

Ear surgery prices are customized and determined based on the level of difficulty and required interventions. Factors such as anesthesia type, used materials and duration of the surgery have an impact on the surgery cost as well. The pricing procedures of each clinic are different. For price information about ear surgery, you can contact us on +90 543 456 36 93.

 

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