Op. Dr. Barış Çin

Ear Surgery

Otoplasty, also known as aesthetic ear surgery, is the process of changing the shape, position or size of the ears. If it bothers you how far your ears are from your head, you may prefer to have an otoplasty. You may also consider otoplasty if your ear or ears are misshapen due to an injury or birth defect. Otoplasty can be performed at any age, after the ears have reached their full size – usually after the age of 5 – into adulthood.

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During The Surgery

Otoplasty techniques vary in what type of correction is needed. The special technique your plastic surgeon will choose will determine the location of the incisions and the resulting scars. Your doctor may make incisions:
  • Behind your ears
  • In the inner folds of your ears
After making the incision, your doctor may remove excess cartilage and skin. He will then fold the cartilage into the appropriate position and secure it with internal stitches. Additional stitches will be used to close the incisions. The procedure typically takes about two hours.

After Surgery

After the otoplasty, your ears will be covered with bandages for protection and support. You will likely feel some discomfort and itching. Take pain relievers as prescribed by your doctor. If you are using painkillers and your discomfort increases, contact your doctor immediately. Avoid lying on your side to prevent pressure on your ears. Also try not to rub the incisions or apply excessive force. Consider wearing button-down shirts or loose-fitting collared shirts. A few days after the otoplasty, your doctor will remove your bandages. Your ears will likely be swollen and red. You may need to wear a loose headband that covers your ears at night for a few weeks. This will prevent you from pulling your ears forward as you roll over in bed. Talk to your doctor about when or whether to have your stitches removed. Some stitches dissolve on their own.
Process: Ear Surgery
Time: 1-3 Hours
Anesthesia: General Anesthesia
Hospital: European Approved Hospitals
Recovery Time: 5 Wêeks
Expected Result: Improvement in the appearance of the ears. Permanent reduction in angle.

Frequently Asked Questions

The prominent ear is an inherent feature. There is no particular reason. The prominent and prominent appearance of the ear may be due to the insufficient formation of the folds in the auricle or the angle between the auricle and the skull being wider than it should be.

In all aesthetic surgeries, it is possible to return to daily life immediately after the surgery. However, there are still a number of procedures to be considered after the surgery. such as not doing strenuous exercise or doing strenuous work

The prominent ear has an annoying function. It is a fact that children with prominent ears experience psychological traumas due to being offended. As a result of the intervention in the ear, the ear appearance of the person becomes normal. This can be seen from the outside. There is no trace of ear aesthetics in the person.

  • Ears and auricles standing far apart from the head,
  • The size of the ears is very large compared to the face,
  • It is applied to patients with asymmetry between their ears.

After the ear aesthetic surgery, a hair band that covers the whole ear and is not too tight is attached and this band is used continuously for about 3 weeks.

Pain is normal, especially in the first 2 days. After that, up to 10 days, the pain will gradually decrease and the pain will go away.

 Since prominent ear surgeries are operations performed behind the ear, the scars will not be visible. As time passes, these traces will become vague.