Otoplasty (ear correction) is aimed at two main tasks: to change the position of the ears (to press them closer to the head, to eliminate droopy ears) or to reduce the size of the ears.
Ear pinning can make the ears look harmonious with the rest of the facial features, all will be well hidden behind the ears.
Ear surgeon, Dr Sherif Yavuz at Reself has exquisite knowledge required for this kind of operations and possess the skill, precise approach and keen attention to detail that are necessary for ear surgery.
Who May Need Otoplasty
- People who are uncomfortable living with protruding ears
- People with realistic expectations and specific tasks
- People with abnormally shaped ears or post-traumatic ear deformity
- Ear surgery is recommended for children aged 5-6 years, because by this time the formation of their ears ends.
Possible side effects during ear correction surgery
- Slight pain or discomfort
- Swelling and bruising
- Risk of bleeding during surgery
- Allergic reaction to anesthesia
- Infection of the cartilage
- Inflammation, scars
Before the Procedure
The specialists of Reself will provide you with all the necessary information.
You should quit smoking and taking aspirin and vitamin E.
Do not consume food and beverages after the time set by your plastic surgeon the day before surgery.
Wear comfortable clothes for the procedure. These should be clothes that are easy to take off so that you do not touch your ears when you return home and want to take them off (clothes with a button or zipper).
During Ear Pinning
General anesthesia is used for children and local anesthesia for adults. Usually everything is done in one day.
The incision, which is made during the ear correction surgery, is well hidden in the crease behind the ear. Cartilage is outlined, and the seams are often made closer to the head so that the cartilage is well fixed in its new position.
After the Procedure
On the first day you will need to wear a compression bandage on your head. There may be a slight swelling.
Some patients may return to work a week after the ear surgery, but this is very individual and depends on the condition of each individual patient. It is strongly recommended to sleep on your back and keep your head well above the body during sleep, during the first week of recovery after ear surgery.
You may occasionally notice ear congestion for a few weeks after surgery .You should not blow your nose. Try to avoid sneezing for three weeks.
Avoid excessive activities It is important not to lift heavy objects for at least two weeks after surgery.