SAILING EAR SURGERY
Sailing ear is the most common ear anomaly. It contains roughly three problems; the ear is noticeable because it differs more than 2 cm from the skull when viewed from the front and especially from the back, the second ring of the ear flattening in the upper part and the ear lobe is more pronounced. Since 85% of the ear development is completed before the age of 6, the ideal operation time is summer vacation before primary school. In this age group, surgery is performed under general anesthesia. It is possible to perform surgery with local anesthesia in elderly patients. Because it has the ability to return to its original condition called elastic recoil in the cartilage of the ear; recurrence of repairs only with suspension yarns is possible. Removal of tissue from cartilage or replacement of cartilage memory with surgical incisions will make the result of surgery permanent. Although there are different applications, even 2-day bandage may be sufficient. Surgical incision can be made in front of or behind the ear depending on the technique and both are not very noticeable. The ear is less observed, smaller or additional erect. Abnormalities such as folding of the base edge require more complex surgical techniques and rib patches are often used.