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Esthetic problems in the ears are not a health issue, but they can seriously affect people’s lives in terms of motivation and confidence. This disturbing situation called a “bucket ear” among the public, is adversely reflected in the person’s psychology, which causes the person’s ears to appear more than normal when viewed from the front. The problem with the bucket ears is that the section of the cartilage, which is supposed to be parallel to the head, is at an upright angle, and the curve is almost there. Here is bucket ear surgery (autoplasty) a surgical operation that allows cartilage to be shaped and repositioned backward to address this problem caused by genetic causes. To provide a holistic ear esthetic, the bucket is transported to the ideal point in ear surgery, shaping the cartilage as it should be. As ear development is largely completed by the age of 6, unlike other esthetic operations, there is no need to wait until the end of the age of growth for surgery. Therefore, children with self-confidence problems due to their bucket ears may have natural-looking, esthetic ears as this operation before the school age. That way, they can avoid the psychological problems they have at school. The bucket ear surgery is a painless, easy, comfortable surgery that has been safely performed all over the world for years with a very short recovery time and results that are very pleasant.

Bucket ear surgery, which can be performed at all ages, performed locally or under general anesthesia according to the patient’s age and the doctor’s opinion, and does not require a tilt; it is a safe surgery that is completed in a very short time, with no risk. Ear esthetics change the person’s appearance and image in a positive, holistic way. One’s confidence and motivation increase. This reflects positively on both work and social relationships.

How Is Ear Esthetic Surgery Performed?
Ear esthetics surgery is performed by a plastic surgeon who specializes in the field, in a fully-fledged hospital, in operating room conditions, under general or local anesthesia for the age of a person. In surgery, a small incision is first opened behind the ear. Entering here creates corrugated ears with surgical yarns and shaping cartilage tissue. If the cartilage tissue is larger than it should be, the excess parts are taken. Once the final shape is given, the ears are pulled back with surgical yarns, moving back to where they should be, and secured to this point with esthetic seams. Finally, it’s bandaged to cover it up against external effects.

The bucket ear surgery is completed in approximately 1 to 1.5 hours. The person is discharged on the same day after surgery. Bandages are removed 3-4 days after surgery; no need to take the stitches out because they use a melted stitch. After the bandages are taken, the person can return to his social life and work-life easily if he doesn’t work hard. As with every surgical operation, there’s a faint faint trace of the ear esthetics surgery. However, this trail remains in the natural curve behind the ear, so it’s not noticeable to people.

What needs attention after ear esthetics surgery?
The first few days after the surgery are slightly painful, so it is recommended to rest as much as possible during this period. The process is more comfortable with painkillers. Antibiotics are required to prevent potential infection risks for the next 1 week after bucket ear surgery. 3-4 days after surgery, bandages are removed from the ear. The contact can be washed comfortably after the bandages have been removed. The edema in the ears is declining in about 1 week and 10 days. After the bandages have been removed, a headband called a tennis band must be worn for 2 weeks to stabilize the cartilage. And then the tape only hangs at night. The longer this tape is attached to the ears, the more successful the ear esthetics operation is. It is generally recommended to wear this tape at night for 1 month after surgery. This whole process will deform the ear, cause trauma, bump, tilt, suppress, etc. actions need to be avoided.

Who can have an ear esthetics surgery?
Anyone uncomfortable with the shape and appearance of their ears (with the consent of their parents who are under 18 years old) can perform an ear esthetics operation.