Prominent (flap) ear correction is an operation where the angle of the ear with the skull and the angles of the inner folds of the ear are corrected.
In contrast to many aesthetic procedures, prominent (flap) ear correction is performed and recommended at primary school age.
The reason for early operation is to prevent problems that may be encountered in the social environment of the school.
It is possible to use sutures, flaps or removal of excess cartilage fragments depending on the characteristics of the problem in prominent (flap) ear correction.
Elastic bandage application and medical dressing are usually performed for one week after the operation. Depending on the recovery rate, we generally recommend use of bandana or similar accessories around the ears.
After the correction surgery for prominent (flap) ears, some recurrence is almost always observed because of the elastic structure of the cartilage that forms the auricle.
The rate of recurrence is due to the natural structure of the ear cartilage and is often independent of the surgical technique used.
We, as surgeons, make some overcorrection during prominent (flap) ear correction operations to account for the rate of recurrence in the future.
Although prominent (flap) ear correction surgery can be performed under local or general anesthesia in adults, general anesthesia is essential in the surgery of children.