Otoplasty in Turkey
The Full Guide to Otoplasty Surgery (Protruding Ears) in Turkey Istanbul
Due to its prominent position in the head, the ear is prone to many traumas and accidents that can lead to deformation of its shape, requiring an ear beautification. Although simple, it is a delicate process that requires a lot of experience and skill due to the location of the ear, its proximity to the brain, and its containment of the center of the body's balance. So any malfunction in the process can lead to serious complications. We, therefore, recommend the best clinics for cosmetic surgeries in Turkey, which include a specialized medical team with long experience in this field.
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What is Otoplasty Surgery?
A cosmetic procedure is designed to modify the shape, size, or location of the outer ear due to congenital or malformations caused by exposure to other accidents. The ear beautification focuses on restoring consistency between the shape and size of the facial and ear features, which improves the patient's aesthetic appearance and increases his self-esteem and self-confidence.
Ear deformities are a common problem, especially in children, where up to one in 20 children may have a birth deformity. These abnormalities affect not only the external appearance but also the emotional and psychological state of the child, who grows up with a feeling that he or she is different from other children. Genetic factors are the main cause of ear abnormalities, leading to impaired growth of ear cartilage during fetal formation.
Doctors recommend that an ear lift be performed at a relatively young age to maintain a person's self-confidence and self-esteem and also because the results of the operation are better if the operation is performed immediately after puberty.
How is otoplasty performed?
For your comfort throughout the surgical operation, an anesthetic is given. Local anesthetic, intravenous sedation, or general anesthesia are the options. The option that is ideal for you will be advised by your doctor.
During the procedure
In order to diminish the enlargement of the largest and deepest concavity of the external ear and to produce or increase the inside rim of the ear, surgical techniques are used to correct protruding ears. Otoplasty incisions are often performed on the ear's back surface. On the front of the ear, incisions are made within its folds to conceal them when they are essential. The freshly formed cartilage is created and fixed in place using internal, non-removable sutures.
Finishing the procedure
The doctors will stitch and close the incision that was made during the surgery, making sure to be careful as to not harm the structure of the ear.
After the procedure
In situations of protruding ears, ear surgery delivers almost immediate results, which become apparent once the bandages that protect the new shape of the ear during the initial stages of healing are removed. As a result of the ear's permanent position closer to the skull, surgical scars are now either well concealed behind the ear or behind the ear's natural creases.
What are the benefits of Otoplasty?
The appearance of your may have caused you to lose confidence and become insecure about your appearance and the way you look. Otoplasty aims to get rid of these insecurities and concerns. As many who have done an otoplasty procedure have immediately reported their increased comfort and self-confidence with their new appearance and looks.
Adjusting prominent ears
The outer ear is normally positioned on the head at an angle between 25° and 35° for the majority of people. An individual's ears may appear to "stand out" and have an effect on their facial look if this angle is more than 35°. Otoplasty allows a person to "flatten" prominent ears and move them closer to the head, which enhances the appearance of their face.
An improved appearance
It might be embarrassing to have congenital abnormalities (such as lop ears or shell ears) or anomalies from severe trauma. Patients who frequently wear large earrings or other ear jewelry run the risk of permanently straining their earlobe tissue. Overstretching or injury to the ears can make them appear unnatural, which might bring unwanted attention to them or detract from other facial features. Ear surgery can make deformed ears look better by making them appear more natural.
Improved facial appearance
Disproportionate facial features, such as the ears, can become a focal point, giving the face an imbalanced appearance. By adjusting the ear cartilage so that your ears appear natural and lovely, otoplasty can enhance face harmony. Your outcomes will improve the entire aesthetic of your face and draw more focus to your eyes, smile, and face as a whole.
What makes me a candidate for Otoplasty?
Having a healthy body
You need to be in good health overall, including your heart and lungs, to be a good candidate for this treatment. This makes sure that general anesthetic may be administered to you both safely and effectively.
Depending on your medical history, we might need to check your heart's health using an ultrasound or a chest X-ray. You might need to be given local anesthesia and oral or intravenous sedative if you have a history of heart issues.
Not taking certain medications
For heart health, some people take a baby aspirin every day. Others supplement with fish oil to relieve their chronic joint discomfort. They aren't at ease stopping their use of these products. However, you must be ready and able to quit using prescription drugs and dietary supplements that can thin your blood in order to be a good candidate for this surgery.
For example, in the 14 days before to your procedure, you are not allowed to use corticosteroids, NSAIDs, or MAOIs. If you want to stop taking these medications, ask your primary care doctor if it is safe to do so. If you have discomfort or pain, you can safely take Tylenol. Additionally, you must abstain from consuming supplements containing Ginkgo Biloba, vitamins E and K, and garlic.
A non-smoker is the ideal candidate for otoplasty. It is imperative that you abstain from nicotine use for the six weeks before or after your operation if you smoke. We advise smokers who are thinking about having this operation to start quitting two months in advance.
This gives users two weeks to gradually cut back on their nicotine use and six weeks to completely abstain from it. It's crucial to be nicotine-free at the time of your treatment because this medication raises blood pressure. The effects of general anesthesia on your body are consequently impacted by this. Additionally, it prevents your skin from healing.
Children at the age of 5 and above
The earlobe is 90% of its adult size by the age of five. Someone might make a decent candidate at this time. Your child's ears may seem abnormally small or huge throughout the first year or two of life. Your child's pediatrician may have also told you that your child's ears have a structural problem that was present at birth.
However, this method won't work until the earlobe is practically finished growing. The earliest opportunity for a corrective operation is when your child is five years old, despite the fact that you might desire to have it done as soon as feasible.
Being able to follow post operation instructions
You must be willing and capable of following all post-operative instructions in order to be a good candidate for otoplasty. For example, you must refrain from rubbing or scratching your ears. For a few weeks after your procedure, you must sleep on your back or stomach.
You should dress in items that don't require you to pull anything over your head, such button-up shirts or button-down dresses. We will give you a thorough rundown of post-op care instructions during your initial visit.
Having realistic expectations
You must also have reasonable expectations for the procedure itself in order to be a good candidate for it. Under general anesthesia, this outpatient operation takes one to three hours to complete. During the entire procedure, you will be relaxed and sleepy.
The size and shape of your ears as well as the correction you want to have rely on the incision procedure. The back of your ear or the inner fold will be the location of the incision. The tissue will be worked with, and skin and cartilage might even be taken out. It is possible to shape and fold your cartilage or to graft and transplant fresh cartilage.
How to prepare for otoplasty?
Here are some things you need to do or stop doing a few weeks before the date of the procedure:
-Visit your doctor so they can take a look into your medical history and confirm if you are suitable for an otoplasty operation, and to set the date of your operation
.-Stop the use of certain blood thinning medications and supplements a few weeks before the operation, to avoid excess bleeding during your operation.
-Quit smoking 4 weeks before the date of the operation.
-Make sure to discuss with your surgeon on what to expect after the surgery.
-Make sure you have someone to drive you back to your hotel room and help you out.
What to expect after otoplasty surgery?
Your doctor will take off the bandages a few days following your otoplasty. It's likely that your ears will be swollen and red. For a few weeks, you might need to sleep with a loose headband covering your ears. When you roll over in bed, this will prevent you from dragging your ears forward.
Your recovery from an otoplasty should typically take at least 6 weeks. However, in just 2 or 3 weeks, you'll start to see a noticeable difference in the look of your ears.
What are some possible risks from otoplasty?
There is a possible that the incision on your ear could get infected. But this is rare and unlikely as the procedure will be handled by our professional surgeons who will make sure that your incision will be taken care for correctly. But also make sure to follow the post op treatment plan your doctor has provided you.
There could be some scarring left after the operation that is very visible. Although not having scarring is unlikely, the scarring you will get is easily able to be hidden behind and under your ear. It will barley be visible after proper after care and healing.
Why should I do otoplasty in Turkey?
Turkey is one of the most popular locations in the world for cosmetic and plastic surgery. delivering top-notch preoperative and postoperative care. At a substantially lower cost when compared to various other European countries. Allowing you to enjoy the wonderful sights and culture before or after your surgery. By taking advantage of everything Turkey has to offer, you may make what would otherwise be a tiresome and boring trip home into an unforgettable experience. From its unique historical sites and museums to its crowded streets and delectable cuisine.
Rather than making you sit at home and feel bored while you're recovering, allowing you to enjoy your time and have fun.
What are the prices for an otoplasty in Turkey?
Typically the regular pricing for an otoplasty in turkey is between 1200$-2000$. But that does not account for things like your flight ticket, hotel bookings and etc. For a more accurate pricing please contact us at our firm via phone call or email.
Post otoplasty instructions:
Despite the simplicity of the procedure, you must adhere to medical instructions to get the best results and get over the recovery phase faster, and the most important medical advice is:
- Wear a bandage on the head covering the ear to protect it and reduce the possibility of swelling after the operation.
- It is recommended to wear the bandage for 3 weeks until full ear recovery is ensured.
- Avoid water reaching the area of the operation during the first week of the procedure.
- Take into account the way you sleep after the operation and avoid pressing the ear.