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Ear Aesthetic Surgery

The condition of the auricle being curved forward more than normal is called prominent ear and this situation is corrected by ear aesthetic surgery. The ear appears larger because the auricle is curved forward. This is because the ear folds are flatter than normal. Ear aesthetic surgery is the incision behind the ear, rasping the cartilage and suturing it with special stitches to bend the ear backwards. Ear aesthetics is performed around the age of 6 before starting school. Apart from that, it can be done at any age over 6 years old. However, ear aesthetic surgery is performed under general anesthesia in children. In adults, ear surgery is performed under local anesthesia, that is, by numbing the ear.

Ear aesthetic surgery takes about an hour on average. There may be very little bleeding during the surgery. Bleeding is stopped by burning the veins with an electrical device called cautery. After the cartilage is filed, special sutures are placed on the cartilage. It is adjusted how far back the ear will be folded when placing these stitches. Generally, a gap of half to one inch is left between the posterior edge of the ear and the head.

At the end of the surgery, the ears are bandaged. This wrap is lightly pressurized. This pressure both prevents bleeding and reduces edema. The next day after the surgery, the bandage is opened and the hair band is put on. The headband is worn continuously for 4 days, then at night for a week. Since dissolving stitches are used behind the ear, there is no problem of taking stitches. Stitches dissolve in 3-4 weeks. You can take a bath four days after the surgery. After the bath, the back of the ears should be dried and should not remain damp.

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