Prominent Ear Surgery
The first thing that comes to mind when ear surgery is in question is prominent ears. Prominent ear is a problem that may be an object of ridicule especially during childhood and may create strain on children’s psychology. Contrary to other organs, ear completes its development around the age of 6. Therefore, correction of protruding ear is possible starting from age 6.
Prominent ear surgery (otoplasty) is performed behind the ear. Primarily, cartilage deformities are exposed and corrected by the simple suture technique.
Ear surgery is performed under local anesthesia, local anesthesia with intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. Duration of the surgery is around 1-1.5 hours. It generally does not require hospitalization. There might be some swelling and sensitivity in the early days. Though one can resume daily activities pretty quickly, it is important to protect the ears with a head band for 2-3 weeks.
The most common problem of the earlobe is split earlobes and stretched holes in the earlobe that occurs in time. The stretched or split part of the earlobe can be sutured by using special techniques and patients can continue with their daily activities from where they left off.
Another earlobe problem is volume loss and softening with aging. This condition can be managed by fillers containing hyaluronic acid.