Prominent Ear Negatively Affects Child Psychology

Prominent ear can cause problems even in adults. Especially with the start of school age and the increase of socialization of children with a prominent ear, the psychology of these children can be adversely affected. In this article, we will try to answer your questions such as ‘Is prominent ear a disease?’, ‘How is a prominent ear corrected?’, ‘What are the effects of the prominent ear on the child psychology?’

Is Prominent Ear a Disease?

This situation, which is called a prominent ear among the people, is a situation that results from a distance that is larger than normal between the head and ear. Many people can ask questions if the prominent is a disease. It is worth noting that this situation is only related to the aesthetic appearance and cannot be considered in any way in the disease category. However, the prominent ear appearance may adversely affect the psychology of adults and especially of children.

The Problem Can Begin at School Age

It is known that the prominent ear appearance is not liked aesthetically in most societies around the world. Therefore, children who have a prominent ear structure at school age, where the socialization speed of children increases, may have problems. As a matter of fact, other children can make fun of children who have a prominent ear, even if it is not for poisonous purposes. This situation can negatively affect children who are psychologically vulnerable. Such an approach of children to children with a prominent ear structure can affect their psychosocial health and cause conditions such as antisocial personality disorder. This situation can affect the socialization process of the child with a prominent ear structure, the formation of his personality, his concentration towards the school and his success in the lessons. Therefore, it is beneficial to prevent this situation before reaching school age.

When Should Prominent Ear Surgery be Performed?

The development of the ear structure in humans is completed at the age of 6. Prominent ear surgery should be performed as early as possible since children start school at this age. As a matter of fact, the earlier prominent ear surgery is performed, the more psychological traumas caused by the prominent ear structure can be prevented during the child’s growth process. If your child has a prominent ear structure, but you do not consider having a prominent ear surgery as a parent, you may cause the problem to continue. Children who do not have a prominent ear surgery in their childhood are both psychologically adversely affected in the past period and seek ways to solve this problem during adolescence. Since children at adolescence start to pay much attention to their appearance.

How is the Prominent Ear Surgery performed?

Among the topics that parents are most curious about considering having a prominent ear surgery for their children, are the methods of prominent ear surgery. In this part of our article, we will try to give an overview of what the prominent ear surgery is and how the surgical process progresses.

In each prominent ear surgery, an operation method is selected according to the prominent ear structure. This decision is made by the plastic surgeon you choose for ear surgery. Many methods are used for prominent ear surgery. Removal of cartilage from the ear or pinning back with a thread, are the methods which are still in use today but less preferred. With these methods, it can be seen that the ears can restore the previous shape or cause various deformations.

In our clinic, we utilize the awarded Flap Technique (Modified  Postauricular  Fascial  Flap) developed by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Suleyman TAS. During surgery, which is performed under general anesthesia for children under 12 years old, an incision is made from the back of the ear, and the flap is prepared in a modified way, so that the ear lies back and has a natural appearance. Absorbable sutures are used in this method, therefore there is no suture extrusion or sensitivity of the ear in the long term. This method is permanent.

As can be expected, temporary edema occurs at the operation site after the prominent ear surgery.  Two weeks after the surgery, the swelling subsides and the ear starts to look normal. As a result, your child begins to feel safer and more socially confident and the psychological traumas that may arise from the ear structure are prevented.

You can find other details about the prominent ear surgery from the link. You may also contact TAŞ Aesthetic Surgery Center to book an appointment and get more information about prominent ear surgery.

 

Ear Surgery Before After Pictures
Publication 1 About Flap Technique by Dr. Suleyman TAS
Publication 2 About Flap Technique by Dr. Suleyman TAS