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What is Prominent Ear Surgery?

Prominent ear surgery, also known as otoplasty or ear pinning, is a surgical procedure aimed at correcting ears that protrude prominently from the head. This procedure is often sought by individuals who are self-conscious about the appearance of their ears and desire a more balanced and symmetrical facial profile.

If you are unsatisfied with the marks created by time on your face and looking older than you are, YES, you are a suitable patient for “Face Lifting”.

You had better share all your expectations and concerns with your doctor. During examination, you should reply to any questions to be asked about your general health condition in details and inform your doctor about your past diseases and medications you use.

Your surgery to be performed in our hospital will be carried out with general anaesthesia as to the practice. Its approximate duration is 3-5 hours, you may need to stay at the hospital for an overnight.

You will be examined and informed by an anaesthesia doctor before face lifting surgery. Blood diluent medications, vitamins and factors affecting anaesthesia such as alcohol and smoking should be discontinued starting from the date foreseen by your doctor.

At the early period after the surgery, you may have mild pain but this period is generally gone through easily with the prescribed painkillers. There may be a general oedema, purple spots, numbness and tenseness at the face. They distinguish spontaneously in 7-10 days. A head bandage which may be removed in 2-3 days is used.

Here’s an overview of how prominent ear surgery is typically performed:

    1. Consultation: Before the procedure, the patient will have a consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon to discuss their goals, expectations, and medical history. The surgeon will evaluate the patient’s ear anatomy, symmetry, and degree of protrusion to determine the most suitable approach for the otoplasty.

    2. Anesthesia: Prominent ear surgery can be performed under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia, depending on the patient’s preferences and the complexity of the procedure.

    3. Incisions: The surgeon will make discreet incisions behind the ears, where they are less visible. In some cases, additional incisions may be made within the natural creases of the ears to minimize scarring.

    4. Cartilage Reshaping: After making the incisions, the surgeon will access the cartilage framework of the ears and reshape it to create a more natural contour and reduce protrusion. Techniques may include scoring, suturing, or removing excess cartilage as needed.

    5. Positioning: The surgeon will then reposition the ears closer to the head, using sutures to secure them in their new position. This helps to create a more balanced and symmetrical appearance.

    6. Closure: Once the desired correction has been achieved, the incisions are closed with sutures, and any necessary dressings or bandages are applied to protect the surgical sites.

    7. Recovery: After the procedure, patients typically experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort, which can be managed with pain medication and cold compresses. It’s essential to follow post-operative instructions provided by the surgeon to facilitate proper healing and optimize results.