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otoplastyBig and prominent ears can have a very bad effect on the self-confidence of children and teenagers. Cosmetic surgery on the big and prominent ear causes the ear to be placed in the right place near the head and reduce its size. Ear surgery can be performed in children as in adults. Regarding performing ear surgery on children, the best time is the age of 5-6 years before the child enters school.
Surgical techniqueDuring ear surgery, an incision is made in the back of the ear and the extra cartilage is removed. Then the rest of the cartilage is fixed in place with a proper technique. In some patients, the ear cartilage will need to be reconstructed to achieve a better aesthetic result. The surgical incision behind the patient’s ear will completely disappear after healing.
Duration of surgeryEar surgery takes about one and a half to two hours.
anesthesiaGeneral anesthesia is used for ear surgery in children, and local anesthesia or superficial drowsiness induction is used in adults.
Inpatient statusThere is usually no need to be hospitalized after ear surgery.
side effectsSwelling, redness, tingling and numbness of the operation area are temporary side effects of ear surgery.
RisksPossible side effects of ear surgery include the following:
- Ear cartilage infection
- Excessive scarring at the surgical incision site
- Recurrence of ear protrusion