The most common reason for requesting a aesthetic ear surgery is the desire of correcting prominent ears. In foreign countries, this operation is usually performed before school age. But this is not a widely adopted in our country. Prominent ear surgery is performed before school age, with intent to save the child from being mocked by his/her friends in the school. But this operation can be easily applied to adults, as well.
Aesthetic ear surgery takes 1 to 1.5 hours. It can be done under local anesthesia. This operation can be done through 2 or 3 small incisions made behind the ear. The cartilage is thinned from the desired point and reshaped with permanent sutures. Sometimes the operation requires removing a part from the ear cartilage. It is not possible to see any scar from the aesthetic ear surgery because they are left behind the ear.
Sutures disappear spontaneously. Since it is done under local anesthesia, there is no need to stay in hospital. It is recommended to wear a head band worn by tennis players or a hair band as a protection against traumas, for a period of 1 to 2 weeks.