Are your ears sticking out?
Protruding ears can take an emotional and psychological toll on an individual’s self-esteem and self-image. By bringing the ears into a symmetrical proportion with the rest of the head, ear correction surgery can have a remarkable impact on a person’s quality of life.
Otoplasty, also referred to as ear reshaping, is a plastic surgery Turkey procedure intended to reshape the ears and often brings the ears closer to the head.
Ear pinning surgery in Turkey is achieved by:
- Contouring the outer ear fold
- Bringing the ears closer to the head
- Removing excess cartilage from behind the ear
Ideal candidates for an ear correction surgery in Turkey have ears that are too prominent or disproportionate with the rest of the facial features. Patients seeking an ear correction surgery in Turkey are usually self-conscious about the appearance of their ears and wish to improve their shape and size. It is also important that patients should be in good general health and have realistic expectations about the results of the surgery.
Patients can benefit from an ear pinning surgery if they suffer from one or more of the following conditions:
- Excessively large or protruding ears
- Downward or inward lop ear
- Cupped ear deformity
- Large earlobe creases and wrinkles
- Ear deformity from injury or trauma
Ear pinning procedure in Turkey is performed as an outpatient surgery by our accredited plastic surgeons—who may choose to employ general anesthesia or local anesthesia with IV sedation. The procedure lasts one to two hours. Ear pinning Turkey procedure technique involves a small incision made on the back of the ear—which confers access to the ear cartilage. Your assigned plastic surgeon will sculpt and bend back the cartilage toward the head.
The doctor may use permanent stitches underneath the skin to help maintain the new shape. Another ear pinning technique entails the use of a similar incision on the back of the ear—from which a small amount of skin is removed. The stitches are used to fold the cartilage back on itself to recontour the shape of the ear without removing the cartilage. The plastic surgeon may choose a combination of these common techniques depending on the particular needs of the patient’s ears.
Otoplasty procedure in Turkey is carried out by our highly experienced, European-trained facial plastic surgeons—who have helped hundreds of patients with their extensive experience and artistic skills. A decision to undergo ear re-shaping surgery in Istanbul will only be made after a thorough discussion with our otoplasty surgeon in the pre-surgical consultation. The plastic surgeon will explain all aspects of the otoplasty surgery, including the benefits and risks.
Luckily, advancement in anesthesia administration has provided patients with a comfortable surgical experience—with less pain and a quick recovery. Otoplasty surgery in Istanbul is usually performed under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis and lasts one and a half to two hours. Patients can experience mild discomfort. Temporary bruising and swelling are common side effects.
Your assigned plastic surgeon will ask you to wear a head dressing for the first 2 days following the ear pinning surgery in Turkey and an athletic headband for a week during the day and while sleeping for the first two weeks. The headband is designed to protect the ears and promotes a quick healing. Most ear surgery patients can return to work after 7 days. Swelling and bruising is normal after ear surgery and takes a few weeks to subside. Avoid strenuous exercise or heavy lifting for 3 weeks. Otoplasty recovery is usually uneventful and complications are uncommon.
The cost of otoplasty surgery in Turkey is quite affordable for UK patients—as opposed to cosmetic surgery prices in the UK and Western Europe. The reason being the lower cost of living and high exchange rate of the English Pound to the Turkish Lira. The inexpensive overhead cost of the medical facilities in Turkey makes for a reasonably priced medical treatment. Patients traveling from the UK for an ear corrective surgery in Istanbul will be able to save up to 70 percent on their treatment.