Deformities requiring plastic surgery of the ears may occur on them. In a protruding ear, the outer ears (auricles) are attached to the side of the head at a greater angle than normal. In other words, they are abnormally bent forward and look protruding. Such a condition can lead to significant psychosocial, behavioral, and emotional problems, especially in children. Otoplasty affects only the outer ear. Otoplasty is a surgical procedure that can be performed extremely safely. Therefore, it does not cause any problems related to hearing. Since ear growth is completed by the age of 5-6 years, it is recommended to perform otoplasty at this age to correct the ears. Otoplasty (surgery of protruding ears) is performed in children under general anesthesia. In older patients, it can be performed without general anesthesia under local anesthesia to numb the ear. Since otoplasty is performed behind the ears, it does not leave a scar.

Otoplasty is a procedure that can be performed at any age. However, the most appropriate age for this surgical procedure is before school. Children who go to school with protruding ears are confronted with negative words from by friends, which affects their psychological condition. For this reason, this situation should be explained to the child before the otoplasty in a way that he/she can understand, and the surgical procedure should be performed on his/her own initiative. This procedure is performed if the child wants it.

As with all surgeries, it is necessary to stop taking aspirin and smoking 2 weeks before the surgery. In the last week before the surgery, the use of blood thinners and other similar substances should be stopped.

After surgery, it is quite normal to see a fine white line behind the ear. Since this fine line remains behind the ear, it is definitely not visible when viewed from the front. Since self-dissolving sutures are used in the surgery, there is no need to remove the sutures and no scar is left behind.

If the otoplasty is performed under general anesthesia, you will not feel any pain. Even if the procedure is performed under local anesthesia, you will only feel the pain of the numbing injection. You will not feel any pain during the surgery. After the surgery, you will not feel any pain for a period of about 12 hours because of the anesthesia. After that, you will not feel any serious pain.

After the Otoplasty surgery you need to put on a head band for one month.

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