Otoplasty or prominent ear correction surgery is the most effective and guaranteed solution for correcting protruding ears. Protruding earsare a very common phenomenon in all the world, for example in France, there is 5% of the population suffering from this abnormality. They can be the source of mockery in the entourage or sometimes can cause social embarrassment for men and women.
- Practiced on all types of age
- People with protruding or enlarged ears
- The duration of the intervention varies between 20 minutes and 1 hour
- Stop working 3 to 7 days
- Stop physical activity during the first month
- Final result 3 months after surgery
What is Otoplasty or Pinnaplasty?
Otoplasty in Turkey and Istanbul clinics and hospitals is an ear surgery that aims to correct defects in the outer ear. These ear deformities are generally caused by :
- Malformation of the hem of the pinna;
- Malformation of the conch;
- Helix malformation;
In most cases, the doctor performs this surgery on both ears (bilateral otoplasty) and sometimes unilateral.
Cosmetic ear surgery (Otoplasty) is in great demand by people who suffer from this problem and want to have ears with normal shapes, for example 15,000 operations are performed in Turkey each year. Thus, this operation is addressed to all people (adults at any age and children who are more than 7 years old).
Prominent Ear Correction (Pinnaplasty) Procedure
The ear is a very delicate organ, so choose an experienced and competent surgeon for this mission. A first meeting between the patient and his surgeon during which he determines the motivations of the latter, he establishes a complete diagnosis as well as a photographic assessment. Depending on the patient's profile, the surgeon decides the type of anesthesia (local, vigilant or general). On the day of the operation, he must fast for at least 6 hours before the operation.
The duration of the intervention varies between 20 minutes and 1 hour.
After the ear reshaping surgery, the patient may experience pain that can go away with painkillers and anti-inflammatory dugs.
A cessation of sports activities, work and studies during the 7 days following the operation are strongly recommended.
There is now a new and innovative procedure which consists in using an implant inserted under local anesthesia which corrects the prominence of the ears in only 15 to 20 minutes.
Ear Reshaping by Ear Folds in Istanbul
What are Ear Folds?
Ear folds are small metallic prosthetic devices made of Nickelodium used in ear reshaping surgery. They are gold-plated in order to make the surface neutral and unnoticeable. They look exactly like the ear cartilage.
The surgery of the protruding ears is performed in less than 20 minutes under general anesthesia, it offers immediate correction and rapid recovery. The ear implant produces consistent results with less discomfort and fewer side effects than traditional pinnaplasty surgery. The Ear fold implant reshapes the patient's auricle using a simple procedure, placing it under the ear involving a small incision.
Are implants used in Ear Reshaping safe?
It is used by plastic surgeons who are already experienced in traditional pinnaplasty techniques. A study of 403 patients showed that the Ear fold implant is generally safe.
Are they suitable for everyone?
Patients who are good candidates for this procedure are those who have a simple plication of the earfold. They can be adjusted by pushing them higher or lower on the ear. Pinnaplasty surgery does not correct the ear prominence caused by the angulation between the ear and the head.
What are the risks of this surgery?
The ear fold implant is viewable from the surface of the ear from a close angle. There is a minor (less than 1%) risk of the ear fold squeezing out through the skin and necessitating to be withdrawn. There is also a minor risk of infection caused by the metallic implant which would again require its removal.
Performing this surgery in patients with an important rotation of the conchal bowl may cause the prominent ear to stay uncorrected and the antihelical fold would be overcorrected. There is also a small risk that this would then leave the helical rim concealed behind the ear’s antihelix. This would give an unreal appearance to the ear from the front view.
What should I expect from this surgery?
Aesthetic final results are difficult to predict in any type of cosmetic plastic surgery. However, you have the opportunity to try the external ear folds held on with double-sided tape. This will help you predict the final result so you can decide whether you like the future shape of your ears.
Pinnaplasty Price in Turkey & Istanbul
Thus, the price of otoplasty in Turkey varies according to the part of the ear to be corrected and the type of anesthesia. To provide tailor-made estimates and quotes for pricing for ear surgeries such as otoplasty, tympanoplasty or earring hole repair, we usually ask our patients to send us photos. This will allow our plastic surgeons to analyze their situation and offer them a cheap quote.
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At 7 years old, the ears would have already reached their final size, so an otoplasty is possible starting from that age. It is advisable to have recourse to otopasty as soon as possible to prevent the child from being teased because of his ears.
Protruding ears surgery is performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia.
The results of otoplasty would be lasting, and they would be visible after one to two postoperative months.
The success rate of protruding ears surgery in Turkey is 90%.