Ear surgery can be performed using general anesthesia or local anesthesia, with or without IV (intravenous) injection. Talk to your surgeon about which type of anesthesia is best for you. Children usually do this under general anesthesia.
The surgeon makes an incision in the skin of your ear, where the ear is connected to the the head. This incision makes the cartilage visible and the surgeon can reshape it. Incisions in this area mean that the scars are well hidden.
The strong but flexible part of the ear is the cartilage, and this is the part where the surgeon changes its shape and size during this procedure. When the cartilage is exposed to the surgeon, he/she changes the shape of the ear and removes any extra skin or cartilage. The technique they choose depends on your goal for your cosmetic ear surgery. After the surgeon changes the position of the cartilage, he fixes it in its new position with permanent stitches. These stitches prevent the ear from protruding again.
Contrary to popular belief, the recovery period for cosmetic ear surgery is not long and patients can do their chores after a short period; It should be noted that doing exercise and heavy work requires a longer period.
Dressing after otoplasty
After the otoplasty surgery, the doctor puts a bandage on the ears and wraps the head around with a bandage; Having a bandage on the ears may cause hearing loss; Therefore, hearing loss at that time is due to the presence of bandages and dressings and is not a concern.
It is very important to maintain and care for the dressing on the ears to prevent infection at the surgical site and to preserve the manipulated cartilage.
Scar: Surgery scars may remain behind your ear.
Bleeding: If the stitches do not work well, there may be postoperative bleeding.
Infection: Lack of wound hygiene and not paying attention to the care and medication instructions of the treating physician increase the risk of ear ulcer infection.
Reaction to anesthesia drugs: Nausea and dizziness are some of the negative reactions to anesthesia drugs. These problems may stay with the patient for several days.
Suture problems: Suture damage to the skin surface and skin inflammation is another risk of cosmetic ear surgery. These problems may require surgery if they are severe.
Allergic reaction to surgical tape or other materials used during or after surgery