Otoplasty (Ear Surgery)
Ear surgery, also known as otoplasty, can improve the shape, position or proportion of the ear. Otoplasty can correct a defect in the ear structure that is present at birth that becomes apparent with development or it can treat misshapen ears caused by injury. Ear surgery creates a more natural shape, while bringing balance and proportion to the ears and face. Correction of even minor deformities can have profound beneﬁts to appearance and self-esteem.
Ear Surgery Candidates
Children who are good candidates for ear surgery in Turkey are:
-Healthy, without a life-threatening illness or untreated chronic ear infections
-Generally 5 years old, or when a child's ear cartilage is stable enough for correction
-Cooperative and follow instructions well
-Able to communicate their feelings and do not voice objections when surgery is discussed
-Teenagers and adults who are good candidates for ear surgery in Turkey are:
-Healthy individuals who do not have a life-threatening illness or medical conditions that can impair healing
-Individuals with a positive outlook and specific goals in mind for ear surgery
Ear Surgery Recovery
Discomfort immediately following ear surgery is normal and can be controlled with pain medication. There may be an itchy feeling under bandages. It is essential that bandages remain intact and are not removed, for any reason. Failure to do so may result in loss of some of the correction and may require a secondary surgery.