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Is Otoplasty a Way to Improve the Appearance of the Ears?

In recent years, one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries has been Otoplasty. But what is the purpose of this surgery? Why does a person need these sorts of treatments?

This surgery is used to change the shape or size of the ears. This surgery changes the look of the cartilage of the ear, changing its form and, in most cases bringing it closer to the head.

Because people usually have deformed ears due to many congenital problems such as Microtia and Anusitis, they tend to fix these problems early, so the common age for this surgery is 4 to 14 years.

The main reason for undergoing this surgery at a young age is that at this age, people’s ears are not yet fully formed, and their growth is not complete. As a result, the cartilage is softer, and the surgeon can easily change the form as he wishes.

However, those who have not had this surgery at a young age and do not have beautiful ears should not worry because otoplasty can also be performed in adults, and it can be used to change the earlobes and lobes.

Another use for otoplasty surgery is for people who have lost their ears congenitally or due to physical injury. During this surgery, the plastic surgeon gives these people a new ear.

But the use of otoplasty surgery goes beyond that. Other uses for otoplasty include:

  • Deformed lop ear. The lop ear is the earpiece with the tip facing down. It is as if someone had pressed it.
  • Malformed ears that are smaller than normal size and called cupped ears.
  • Beautification of an ear that does not have natural wrinkles and folds. This problem is called shell ear.

If you or your child have this condition and you are not satisfied with your appearance, it is better to have an otoplasty as soon as possible.

But let’s review the main reasons that patients have for this surgery:

Problems such as protrusion of the ear from the head and its size relative to the head are usually the main reasons for performing otoplasty. Usually, those who perform this surgery are those for whom physical beauty is very important. Of course, sometimes this surgery is performed to improve the condition of previous surgeries.

This surgery is usually performed on both ears to give the patient a similar, symmetrical appearance.

There are some things that people need to know before having otoplasty surgery. Including:

This surgery does not affect the level of quality and the location of the ear. So you should not expect your surgeon to relocate your ears or improve your hearing.

How Does a Plastic Surgeon Perform Otoplasty Surgery?

First, the surgeon determines the specific surgical technique based on the patient’s condition and the expected result. Different techniques cause scars in different places. The surgeon then begins surgery with his team. This surgery takes an average of 2 hours. During surgery, you may be under general anesthesia and not feel anything, or you may receive local anesthesia and be awake during the operation.

Normally, when the patient is a child, he or she is placed under general anesthesia due to possible concussions and risks.

This Surgery Has Several Steps

In the first step, the skin behind the ear is removed so that the surgeon can access the cartilage under it, and then the doctor removes the cartilage in various ways, such as sewing the cartilage in a new place, pushing back the cartilage, and so on. It changes.

Finally, after shaping the ears, the incisions are closed with sutures.

The Following Steps Must be Taken Before Undergoing Otoplasty Surgery

The first step is to find an experienced plastic surgeon and consult with him. Usually, in the counseling session, you will be asked questions about medical conditions such as medications, previous surgeries, etc. The surgeon will also usually examine your ears to determine the best surgical technique to beautify your ears.

In this session, try to be comfortable with your doctor and ask him all your concerns and questions. Make sure you discuss with your surgeon your expected outcome and the shape of your favorite ear, and explain your purpose for having otoplasty surgery.

Risks of Otoplasty Surgery

Otoplasty surgery is classified as a low-risk surgery. However, there are common complications of all surgeries, such as embolism, wound infection, bleeding, etc., for this surgery as well. People who are smokers are more at risk than others. So if you are one of them, you need to quit smoking a few months before surgery.

Aesthetic Reasons for Otoplasty Surgery

Incompatibility of the appearance of the ears with other parts of the face

Your ears may not be very large compared to other people, but they may look large compared to other parts of your face. That’s why they give your face an inappropriate look. The plastic surgeon effectively eliminates this problem during otoplasty.

Improve Facial Beauty

Otoplasty can have a great impact on beautifying people’s faces. This can increase people’s self-confidence and improve their performance in society.

Many people have been ridiculed and humiliated since childhood for the shape of their ears. With the advancement of medical science and the advent of otoplasty surgery, there is an opportunity for these patients to change the shape of their ears and live the rest of their lives with satisfaction with the new shape of their ears.

Congenital Problems

Some babies have large ears from birth or have severely protruding ears. This problem usually manifests itself by the age of six. The good news is that otoplasty and a technique called ear pins can completely cure this problem.

Ear Injury

One of the reasons for asymmetrical and ugly ears can be due to injury. These injuries are usually the result of serious accidents or exercise. The main cause of otoplasty in adults is also injury.

After Otoplasty Surgery

A bandage will be applied to your ears after the surgery, and you will need to take care of your new ears from now on. Common complications after otoplasty are itching and pain in the ear. That is why your doctor will prescribe painkillers. If your pain and discomfort do not decrease after a few days, it is a good idea to call your doctor.

To take care of your ears after surgery, it is necessary to observe the following points:

  • Try to lie on your back, not your sides.
  • See your doctor at the appointed time so that he examines the wound site. Unless there is a particular problem, your doctor will open your bandages after 2 to 6 weeks.
  • Your stitches may be absorbent. If so, they do not need to be removed. But they can be the type that needs to be removed. If so, your doctor will remove them in his office after a few weeks.
  • After surgery, be sure to wear shirts with a loose collar so that there will be no pressure on your ears when changing your clothes.
  • If you want to get back to your daily life as soon as possible, you need to rest well for the first few days after surgery and avoid strenuous activity.

What is included in our Otoplasty packages?

You can choose from a variety of all-inclusive Otoplasty packages at the most reasonable price with the Elcid tour. Our Otoplasty packages are available for patients from all over the world. But what do we offer?

E-visa Authorization Code

For those traveling to Turkey or other destinations, we can assist in obtaining a visa authorization code. Even if you only require a visa for arrival at the airport, our assistant will be able to assist you.

Visa fees vary by country you live in.


Hotel rooms close to the clinic and hospital are available to you for seven nights based on your preferences.

Airport and Inter-city Transfer

The airport shuttle service provides hotel to airport transfers. Our team prepares intercity transfers between your hotel and the clinic or hospital, as well. Additionally, we can be your help if you wish to visit the city before your surgery.

Otoplasty and Medical Services

We focus primarily on your otoplasty surgery in our package. Additionally, we cover all medical tests and photos, post-operative care in hospitals, medication, and follow-up in case you need it.

The following facilities are also available for your convenience:

  • Customer support is available 24/7
  • Internet access and a SIM card
  • The interpreter (Translator)

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