Let Us Call You

At What Age Should Prominent Ear Surgery be Performed?

Prominent ear surgery is an aesthetic surgery operation for children to improve the appearance of prominent ears positioned at the head with an angle of more than 40 degrees. Distinctive ears cause children to be bullied by their peers, causing them to lose their self-esteem. Prominent ear operations will not only improve ear appearance, but will also be an important step for the child to regain his self-confidence. Children tend to hide their ears especially behind their hats or hair, as they are very sensitive about their appearance. Thanks to the ear aesthetic operation, the child’s problem will be resolved. Since the appearance of the ears is improved, the child will no longer be subject to criticism and bullies. The ideal time for Prominent Ear Surgery should be chosen by the child’s parents.

Prominent ear operation is a plastic surgery method that can be applied to anyone who has completed ear development and that gives successful results. Complete development of the ear corresponds to approximately five to six years in children. From the age of five prominent ear surgery can be done any time. Prominent ear surgery is one of the most preferred aesthetic operations not only for children, but also for adults. Ear or ears protruding with prominent ear surgery are fixed to the head at a narrower angle and repositioned.

It is important that the child is physically, psychologically, emotionally and socially ready for this operation when deciding on the prominent ear operation. A child who completes ear development at the age of five is considered to be physically ready for this operation. Children reach the maturity of being able to produce positive or negative thoughts about themselves by noticing their appearance in the mirror around the age of five. It is also very important to carry out this operation before the child compares himself to other friends and is exposed to the bullying of his friends. Considering that especially school-age children criticize each other over their appearances, by solving the child’s ear problem before starting school, the child can overcome this period without any psychological damage. Children start kindergarten around the age of five, they enter a different social environment and this environment consists of their peers. Sometimes these ages are times when bullying begins. Exposing the child to being ridiculed at this age may hinder his/her social development.

When deciding on this operation for the child, the parents should determine the date of the operation by making the most accurate timing, before the problem begins, that is, before the child’s psychological state is harmed. By talking to your child about this operation, it is necessary to find out whether they have the motivation and willingness to undergo this surgery. As much detail as possible should be shared with the child about prominent ear surgery and it must be told that the results will be permanent. The child should be able to openly accept the change in his / her appearance. It will be important to inform about the post-operative and to explain what should not be done during the recovery process and to follow the instructions. During the healing process, the child will use a bandage for about a week. It is also important that the child is mature enough to use the bandage and informed in advance. After the operation, you should keep your child’s ear under strict observation in order to prevent damage to the ear and to avoid injuries and impacts.

The purpose of this operation is not to achieve perfection, but to improve the appearance of the child’s ear. Prominent ear operations tries to ensure a natural look. Prominent Ear Surgery healing process is approximately one week. In this process, the child should be at home, not sent to school or nursery. Mild pain may be experienced in the ears for a few days, your doctor will write you about the prescribed painkillers that you should use. Children should avoid activities where their ears can bend for about a month and learn to protect themselves during this time. The teacher should be informed about the operation for the child who returns to school one week later and the child should be taken care of.

Related Content
Who Is Suitable For Vaginoplasty?
Who Is Suitable For Vaginoplasty?

What You Should You Expect From Tummy Tuck Surgery?
What You Should You Expect From Tummy Tuck Surgery?

Is Non-Surgical Nose Aesthetics Permanent?
Is Non-Surgical Nose Aesthetics Permanent?

After the Nose Job
After the Nose Job

There are no problems other than some issues that patients should...

Last Update : 19.10.2023