Sometimes it is easy to hide the deformities of our ears. Ears are also an aesthetic and functional part of the face and there may be no deformity on your ear or sometimes deformities like large ears or prominent ears. The most common is the prominent ear deformity. Prominent ear does not always mean a large ear. When the angle of our ear and head is extreme, even if the size of our ear is normal, this may cause problems in aesthetic terms. In case of prominent ear deformations, straight outer ear development may be the case due to lack of curve development.
Otoplasty can be performed at any age. Timing is of extreme importance especially for this surgery. There are 2 desired reasons for carrying out the procedure at early ages:
1- In early ages, it is possible to shape the cartilage and preserve its form.
2- Making a positive contribution to psychological development of children
Surgery can be performed earliest at the age of 5-6 when earlap is fully developed. Doctor should speak with the family.
Adults can have this operation as well.
It is very important to understand the procedure in order to benefit from otoplasty. Otoplasty does not heal hearing problems. A successful otoplasty makes the ears more proportional to the size and shape of the head. If you stand in front of a mirror and simply pull your ears close to your head, you can get an idea of the possibilities of otoplasty. This operation does not reduce the size of your ears. Only the angle with your head and curves will be corrected.
For a successful surgery that will make the patient happy, doctor and patient should understand each other well and have an extensive discussion about the operation. Mutual thrust and realistic expectations are the key to a satisfying result.