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A procedure that changes the shape, position, or size of the ears and also known as cosmetic ear surgery.
This procedure has very important place in facial aesthetics and has been solution to psyschological problems for years with increasing patients’ self-confidence. The most common ear aesthetic is Prominent Ear Aesthetics which is followed by earlobe aesthetics, ear anonymities, and ear prosthesis.
Prominent Ear Aesthetics
Prominent ears are the most common congenital ear deformity with a prevalence of about 5%. Prominent ear is genetically inherited. If the ears are higher and/or wider than normal, they may not have aesthetic look.
During prominent ear easthetics, the angle between the ear and the head can be reduced to have more harmonized face.
Assoc.Prof.Dr. Suleyman TAS uses his own developed “Flap Technique” to get natural and beautiful look for ears. This technique is awarded by Turkish Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Association and published at the most known scientific magazines, Aesthetic Surgery Journal, Archives of Plastic Surgery, and Annals of Plastic Surgery.
Advantages of the “Flap Technique”
• This technique can be performed with local anesthesia
• No stitches removing, thanks to absorbable sutures
• Patients can get back their social life the day after the surgery with the help of atraumatic approach
• No bruising and minimum edama due to not touching the front side of ears
• No irregularities on the cartilage, since there is no intervention to them
• No re-opening after the surgery due to using flap technique
• No barrier to use glasses
• No scar problems
Healing Phase of Prominent Ear Aesthetics
Assoc.Prof.Dr. Suleyman TAS performs prominent ear aesthetics under under local anaesthesia. If the patient is younger than 10 years old, general anaesthesia is recommended. The operation takes 45 minutes. The patient is discharged from the hospital on the same day and can take a shower without washing ears. 48 hours after the surgery ears can be washed. The bandage is removed next day of the operation. No head band is needed. The patient should be careful and take good care of the ears and not press on them while sleeping. The patient can turn back to the social and professional life one day after the operation. Absorbable sutures behind the ears will be checked 1 week after the operation.