The bucket ear is the deformation of the ear structure and the ear is bent forward and sideways.
This problem arises starting from childhood and does not correct itself in any way without surgical intervention after this period. Scoop ear structure that causes psychological trauma and problematic childhood in children is quite simple to solve; the results are satisfactory in social, aesthetic and psychological terms. Operation can be performed after the age of 6, which is the process of completion of ear cartilage development. Especially in children, ear cartilage has a softer consistency and results are more successful. In adulthood, success results are very high with appropriate technique.
The operation process with our children and young patients is explained in a very compassionate manner with the assistance of a psychologist and all issues are taken care of in order to avoid any psychological harm. Postoperative results are very satisfactory in this sense. Scoop ear surgery can be performed under local anesthesia outside of childhood. With the incision applied behind the ear, the desired shape is given to the cartilages.
Nowadays, we do not prefer cartilage folds because they are not softened in rope hanging techniques. Surgical Process in ear aesthetics The operation takes about 1.5 hours under local anesthesia or general anesthesia. Ear wrap is applied for 3 days postoperatively. The bandage is used for 1 month after the bandage is removed.
The first 2-3 weeks after surgery, the ear may be swollen and purple. Upon completion of this process the ear will take the desired shape. Sensitivity in the ear is due to cartilage sensitivity and usually disappears within 1 month.