Causes of Prominent Ear?
Prominent ear problem is a family condition or may be related to injury later. Sometimes, newborn babies may not have one or both ears abnormally. According to a different theory, estrogen hormone causes ear cartilages to be soft. Therefore, the auricle is formed by the pulling of the muscles in front of the ear shortly after birth.
How and When Should Prominent Ear Surgery Be Performed?
Prominent ear is the biggest nightmare especially for school age children. Since they are the subject of ridicule among their friends at school, this situation seriously affects their school success and social relations. They have adaptation problems in their education life. Sometimes it brings serious psychological problems that cannot be recovered.
The best treatment, on the other hand, is the application of an elastic bandage to the ears under the supervision of a doctor, continuously for 2-3 weeks after birth in children with prominent ears detected by family members. The result is usually successful and there is no need for further surgery. The best treatment period for children who are not treated in this time period is surgical correction before starting primary school, that is, at the age of 6.
Thus, when he starts school, he is treated without being ridiculed and psychologically unaware of the event. Since the ears complete their development until the age of 4-5, there is no harm in operations at the age of 6. Prominent ear treatment can be performed at any age from the age of 5.
Can Prominent Ear Operation be performed in adults?
Of course, prominent ear operation can be easily performed as a correction in adults and there is no drawback. In our society, patients who do not have treatment in their childhood due to socioeconomic reasons usually have an operation when they reach adulthood and reach their own financial means.
Benefits of Prominent Ear Surgery?
The prominent ear aesthetics operation makes the person’s appearance more aesthetic by ensuring that the ears come to their normal places. Since this will increase the self-confidence of the person, it also affects their family and social relations positively.
What are the duties of family members in Prominent Ear Operations?
When you detect this situation in your children, there is great benefit in contacting the nearest healthcare professional. If your child is at school age, it is useful to investigate whether this situation affects your child or not because sometimes children do not express this or cause them to get stressed by throwing their troubles into them.
If your child is complaining about this situation, if you do not take him seriously and try to help him, he will have serious psychological problems in the future. However, if the children do not complain about their ears and do not want this operation themselves, it should not be forced. Children who are uncomfortable with the shape of their ears and those who require surgery are generally more compatible during treatment.
How is Prominent Ear Treatment performed?
Prominent ear surgery is not an intervention that carries serious risks. It is a very simple and easy operation. It can be performed with local or general anesthesia depending on the age of the patient. It can be done in hospitals or clinics.
It is a surgical procedure that does not require an extra stay in the hospital and can be discharged on the same day. It can be performed in front of or behind the ear according to the surgeon’s preference. Ear cartilages are reshaped and ears are placed backwards. The operation takes 1-1.5 hours depending on the operation performed.
Immediately after the operation, it is necessary to wear an ear band for at least 2 weeks. Since the incisions will usually remain in the fold behind the ear, there is no visible scar. It never hinders hearing. Recovery is usually completed within 1-2 weeks.
The tearing and enlargement or sagging of the holes in the earlobe can also be easily corrected with local anesthesia.
It is observed that the patient whose ear appearance improved, also experienced great psychological relief. There is no harm in performing this surgery in adulthood. Basically, this surgery is gaining new popularity among the people, it is an easy operation that is simple, safe and never painful, and provides serious improvement in facial aesthetics and the mental state of the person.