Prominent ear surgeries are usually performed to bring the auricle closer to the head, shrink large ears or shape the missing folds. The main reason for prominent ear aesthetics is the inadequate development or flatness of the Y-shaped curvature of the auricle, and that the ears are at an angle away from the head. This operation is usually performed from the age of six when the ear development is completed. Although it is performed from these ages, it is common to see this surgery in the twenties.
Women with prominent-ear problems may want to have surgery due to various reasons such as inability to tie their hair and men to have short hair. Prominent ear aesthetic surgery is often performed under local anesthesia. If the patient is a child, general anesthesia may be required.
Impressed dressing to be applied to the patient after prominent ear aesthetics is extremely important. The ear is an extremely well-blooded organ. With the pressure to be applied, blood leakage between tissues after prominent ear surgery will be prevented. Ears may cause pain for a few days, but this can be relieved by medication.
After prominent ear aesthetics, the dressing will be removed after 4-5 days and the ear will be wrapped with a lighter dressing. After removal of all wraps, tennis bandage is recommended especially for lying. Wearing the tennis bandage during the day will help to maintain the shape of the ear better. The sutures in the ear region usually dissolve spontaneously and disappear within a week. The prominent ear will be edematous around 7-10 days after surgery. Any activity where the ear will bend should be avoided for 1.5 months. Most adults can return to work within an average of 5-7 days. Children can go to school after about 7 days, but they need to be very careful with the activities.
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