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Protruding ear surgery is also known as otoplasty is performed to make changes in ear shape, proportion and position. Especially in the early childhood it may cause problems in social life for children. A small incision is made on the back of the auricle and the excess cartilage tissue is removed providing a natural auricle shape. Protruding ear surgery can have a dramatic impact on a person’s appearance, confidence and overall quality of life.


Why should I have Otoplasty operation?

If you have prominent ears and you are not happy with the look of your ears then you can be a good candidate for otoplasty operation. The prominent ear deformity can be corrected without any incision as it was explained in the “Incisionless Otoplasty” section. If you are not a good candidate for Incisionless Otoplasty then open approach Otoplasty may be beneficial for you.


Preparation :

The “Otoplasty” operation is performed under local anesthesia and it takes to perform the procedure nearly 30 minutes for each ear. You will get a physical examination by your surgeon. After the examination; we will prepare you for the surgery. You will be awake during the operation.


Variations :

The open approach otoplasty mainly aims to build an anti-helix structure by cutting the cartilage tissue in a way that allows the surgeon to create an anti-helix structure. However there is no need to make an incision in patients who have prominent ears with anti-helix structure. It is even unnecessary to make an incision and remove the cartilage in these kind of cases.


Recovery and Results :

After the operation you will have stiches which will be removed at the 10th postoperative day. You will wear a band for 3 weeks. Since you will not receive a general anesthesia; you can continue to your daily work just after the operation. You can see the difference just after the operation.


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