Otoplasty is a type of plastic surgery used to treat protruding ears or correct the deformities and defects of the pinna. The procedure is also called ear reshaping, ear pinning or pinnaplasty.
The purpose of otoplasty in Turkey is to remodelling the cartilage into a less protruding shape and make the ears shapely and harmony with the other facial features.
How is otoplasty performed?
Otoplasty is generally performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon, an ENT surgeon or a board-certified facial plastic surgeon. The procedure is performed as an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia in case of adults. As for the children under 8 years old , general anesthesia is performed to make them sleep during the surgery.
the cuts are made behind the pinna to hide scars after the operation. If the ears are too protruding, they may need to be rotated backward. If some of the natural folds are not exist, they can be made from tissues taken from other parts of the ear or body.
Ears that have been injured or thickened can be sculpted. At the end of the operation, a pressure headband is placed over the ears to hold it in place until it heals.
Risks of otoplasty
When you follow the surgeon instruction carefully and take the proper care after operation , Otoplasty surgery is a very safe and satisfying operation that carries minimum risk or complications such as reaction to anesthesia, bleeding, infection,unfavorable scarring and cosmetic dissatisfaction.
The recovery time after otoplasty
There are many steps during the recovery process :
First day- Patient wears a mild compressive garment . Patient ear may appear larger and more swollen than ideal.
24 to 72 hours- Patient wears headband over ears as much as possible. Plurality of swelling begins to fade.
3 days to a Week- You may be able to return to work depending on their hairstyle and comfort with swelling in ear and type of job
First Week to Second Week- You will feel comfortable of your ears
Three Months-Swelling totally gone
How much does otoplasty cost?
Otoplasty costs depend on many factors like considering the type of reshaping, the anesthesia, the anticipated extent of the surgery, and the skill level of the plastic surgeon. As with any plastic surgery procedure, we think the price should not be the reason for picking a surgeon , because you are dealing with your face and you need a the best plastic surgeon with skills .