What is Prominent Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)?

Otoplasty is an option for everybody who is not satisfied with shape of ear. The earlap is processed into desired shape with surgical procedures. Too big or prominent earlap that disturbs patients is among the reasons to seek this procedure.

Natural looking and aesthetic earlap is created that is shaped according to preferences of persons. There are various techniques for otoplasty. You may decide the best method through guidance of our specialist physician. We aim to perform surgeries that will satisfy patients with otoplasty methods.

The optimal time to perform this surgery is around 5 years particularly for pre-school children. The prominent ear that can be disturbing at school age can be corrected at early stage.

How is Prominent Ear Surgery (Otoplasty) Performed?

We perform otoplasty under general anesthesia. The surgery lasts for 1 to 2 hours on average. We make incisions behind the ear to create the desired shape of the ear. Condition of the case diversifies the surgery. We can also perform cartilage excision in necessary cases. Our aim is to give a natural and aesthetically pleasant look to the ear.

We close the incisions behind the ear using sutures after the surgery. A small scar remains behind the ear after the procedure. Other than this, you will not see any noticeable scar. We apply sterile wound dressing during and after the surgery, if necessary. In this way, infection is prevented. The sutures that we use for the patients are of high quality. We perform the procedure by creating a suitable environment.

Since we do hemostatic control at regular intervals, blood accumulation does not occur. Doing wound dressing every other day eliminates the risk of infection. We also minimize potential postoperative complaints with the procedures that we perform in suitable conditions.

Who are good candidates for Prominent Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)?

People who are not satisfied with shape and size of the ear prefer otoplasty. When performed with appropriate methods, otoplasty creates satisfactory outcomes. We can perform this procedure easily in all age ranges. Appearance of ears is aesthetically unpleasant in children with big head. We can correct this condition at an early stage with otoplasty surgery. We perform the procedure proportionally for both ears in order to ensure symmetry in otoplasty procedures.

Prominent ear is a congenital condition. This condition, which is a congenital anomaly, can be easily eliminated with the procedures performed when patients are at young ages. Prominent ear does not cause hearing problem; however, it is aesthetically unpleasant. This condition makes young children isolate themselves from others. To prevent this, you can benefit from appropriate otoplasty methods. Various psychological problems may develop in long term for the children that are mocked due to their physical appearances.

We can perform these procedures for everyone with prominent ear. There is no age restriction for this procedure. Different disorders that you suffer do not hinder this procedure. Earlap that reaches to its final shape after 5 years of age becomes appropriate for the procedure.

When is Prominent Ear Surgery (Otoplasty) Performed?

Deformities of ear are usually recognized at younger ages. The children who suffer from this condition at younger ages become introverted. Otoplasty is a surgical procedure that can be performed as of younger ages. Although it can be performed at all age ranges, we usually recommend it to be performed as of 5 to 6 years. It is appropriate to wait for until development of children is completed in order to see the final shape of ears.

Prominent ear, which is a congenital aesthetic disorder, reaches to its ideal form with a simple procedure. We can carry out this procedure for all children who suffer from this problem starting from 5 years of age so that they can have a psychologically peaceful early childhood period.

The fact that no visible scar remains after the surgery will also be beneficial for your child in the future.

What you should take care of before Prominent Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)?

Only your physician may decide how the otoplasty procedure will be performed. You should not regard any other view. If you or your child has prominent ear, you need to pay attention to certain points before the procedure. You should ensure that you have all necessary examinations before your ear is contoured. At this stage, we decide whether a medical intervention is required or not.

We perform this surgical procedure also for both ears. The most precise decision about this is made by the physician. We expect you to be careful about the following before the surgery:

  • You should answer all of your physician’s questions without missing anything. Your medical history provides the most accurate information about the stages of procedure.
  • You should discontinue your medications at least one week before the procedure.
  • You should completely stop smoking and alcohol consumption two weeks before the surgery.
  • Since the procedure is performed under local anesthesia, fasting for long periods is not necessary.

Recovery After Prominent Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)
You may be worrying about postoperative recovery. Everybody who will undergo a surgery would like to hear clear and safe information about the recovery. Otoplasty does not cause any problem in postoperative process. People can resume normal daily life quickly.

This procedure is performed easily and quickly and patients are generally discharged on the first days. This condition differs for patients who undergo surgery under general anesthesia. Incisions made in surgery do not require sutures. Therefore, recovery periods are quite short. Generally, patients totally recover within 1 or 2 weeks. The patients start doing their daily activities following this period. Patients should protect their ears from external effects during this period. Thus, success rate of surgery increases.

Earlap problem totally disappears at the end of this period. Having natural and aesthetically pleasant ears will make you very happy. Shaping the ears as you desire also relieves you psychologically.

How is Prominent Ear Surgery (Otoplasty) Performed?
Although prominent ear was a seriously disturbing problem, we can, now, solve this problem with simple methods. The surgeries offer great success, if performed using correct techniques. Otoplasty is not associated with serious risks. It is not deemed as a high-risk surgery, if performed by a surgeon, who is specialized in this field. The surgery should be necessarily performed at hospital settings.

The most important factor in applying local or general anesthesia is the patient’s age. The surgery lasts for 45 to 90 minutes. The severity of the problem in ear significantly affects this period. Depending on the structure of ear, surgical procedure is performed from anterior or posterior part of ear. Cartilages are processed to the ideal shape. Ears are positioned backwards. A band is placed on the operated ear at the end of the surgery and it is used for 1 or 2 weeks.

Surgery process does not cause a hearing problem. Following the procedure, patients can easily return to their normal lives.

What does Prominent Ear Surgery (Otoplasty) Involve?
We aim to create the desired appearance of the ear from aesthetic perspective in otoplasty. A natural looking ear that is not prominent is among our principal goals. We can facilitate this process at maximum extent for you with appropriate surgery and examinations.

To get the most precise information about otoplasty, you may always contact our physician.

Prominent Ear Surgery (Otoplasty) Prices 2024

We perform otoplasty in all patients, who are older than 5. Prices of otoplasty are determined by certain factors, such as the anesthesia technique and ear deformities.


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