Ear aesthetic surgeries are mostly carried out with intent to reduce the size of the ear or eliminate the condition called prominent ear. In plastic surgery, the condition in which the pinna abnormally protrudes is referred to as “prominent ear” or “protruding ear”.
Most of the ear growth (80%) is completed until 5-6 years of age. Therefore, such surgical procedures can be performed before going to school. Performing the surgery at these ages can prevent psychological problems that may appear in the child. However, prominent ear surgery can also be performed at advanced ages. Surgery can be done under general anesthesia in young children, and under local anesthesia in adults. In addition, prominent ear surgery can be done at any age.
It is recommended to wear hair band for 7- 10 days.