Este North Clinic Prominent Ear Correction Surgery and Prominent Ear Lift Services

A person’s self-esteem and self-confidence can be affected due to certain congenital anatomical features. For this reason, prominent ear is a condition that occurs as a result of the outer ear sticking to the skull at a larger angle than the ideal angle. This can have psychological effects from childhood onwards and can make it difficult to express oneself comfortably. Trying to use hair, although trying to camouflage this situation, can negatively affect social and personal development by causing the person to focus on this issue.

Who is the Right Candidate for Prominent Ear Surgery?

The right candidates for prominent ear surgery are healthy individuals and it is generally recommended to wait until the age of 7. Anatomically, ears that make an angle of more than 25 degrees with the skull are defined as prominent ears.

How is the surgery performed and what is the process?

The operation takes approximately 2 hours. While general anaesthesia is preferred in children, local anaesthesia can be applied in adults. During the operation, an incision is made behind the ear and the cartilages are reshaped. The ear is then fixed with sutures in a position closer to the skull. The incision is closed with dissolving sutures and no stitches are required. After the operation, the ear is supported with a special dressing to maintain its new position.

Painkillers and antibiotics are prescribed. If local anaesthesia is applied, the patient is discharged immediately, whereas after surgery under general anaesthesia, the patient usually stays in the hospital for 1 night. It is necessary to wear a bandage day and night during the first week and it is recommended to wear a bandage only during sleep for the next 3 months.

Mild swelling and bruising may occur after surgery, but the new ear shape is immediately recognisable and pleasing. Full results usually take up to a year to develop. In addition, when the incisions behind the ear are closed, the stitches become invisible and take on a natural appearance.

Expert Note:

You may have heard of prominent ear surgeries performed without incision on the internet. However, this method does not offer an effective solution in terms of long-term results. In this technique, it is not possible to reshape the cartilage and erase the cartilage memory. Therefore, the long-term result is unpredictable and the risk of complications is higher.

In addition, the procedure with only stitches can lead to a lack of support in the ear and cause the ears to return to their former state. Therefore, a specialised approach is required for prominent ear correction surgery.


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