Ear surgery and otoplasty in Turkey
Ear surgery folds make the auricle three-dimensional. These folds form in the womb and grow according to their development after birth, reaching their adult dimensions by the age of 5-6 years.
One of the aesthetic operations that can be performed in childhood. The increase in the angle of the ear with the head area is called the bucket ear. This increase in angle is mainly due to two reasons:
1) insufficient inter-cartilage folding (antihelical fold deficiency)
2) overgrowth of the ear hole (conchal hypertrophy). Sometimes there are both causes of the same patient. A one-sided bucket may be an ear malformation, usually a bilateral. The ears are perceived as larger than normal due to the lack of folding that causes an eye error.
Complete correction of the ear should wait for the correction of the scoop ear. It can be done after 5-6 years. Children’s criticism, the desire to walk around constantly closing their ears can cause psychological damage to the bucket-eared children.
Therefore, it is appropriate to perform the operation before primary school age. The operation can be performed only by anesthesia of the ear region (local anesthesia) in adults, but it is performed by fully anesthetized (general anesthesia) in children. Patients who are operated under local anesthesia can be removed from the hospital on the same day and sent home. In the bucket Ear surgery operation, it is aimed to form the folds in the ear and reduce the cupping.
Abnormally developed cartilages are reached through the incision made behind the ear. Although many surgical techniques have been described, generally thinning of the cartilage from the fold, forming folds with sutures, removing excess cartilage, and using soft tissue flaps to prevent re-opening of the ear are the methods applied.
The operation lasts approximately 45-60 minutes for each ear. The suture at the incision site is removed 1 week after the operation. The incision scar that is stored behind the ear does not create an irritating scar appearance after surgery. The use of elastic forehead band is recommended in the first 2 months postoperatively to support the new folds.
Ear surgery operation prevents mental traumas that may occur in adults and children, and in post-operative patients, especially female patients can easily recover their hair by increasing their self-confidence.
Other aesthetic interventions to the ear area are acquired tumors, traumas, and earring-related deformities. Necessary surgery is planned considering the missing structure in non-standard ear deformities