Ear Aesthetics — Otoplasty

It is not always possible for all the organs in the face to be in harmony with one another and to have symmetry between them. Although the organ that mostly disrupts the symmetry in the face is thought to be nose due to its position in the middle of the face, the deformities or asymmetry, which may exist in one or both of the ears, directly affect the appearance of the person.

“Prominent ear problem”, which can be defined as the separation of one of both ears from the skull with a wide angle especially by birth, creates negative effects on both the appearance and the psychology of the person since childhood.


Ear aesthetics operations called “otoplasty”are surgical procedures performed in order to recover the deformities of the ears. The congenital or traumatic shape abnormalities in the ear lap and the earlobe can be recovered with ear aesthetics.

Ear aesthetics surgery is an operation that must be comprehensively planned specifically for the individual. The ideal shape of the ears cannot be determined without considering the age, gender, facial structure, cheeks, and chin structure of the person. Therefore, it is necessary to carry into facial analysis, detect the abnormalities in the ears and plan carefully the changes to be made before ear aesthetics.

Ear aesthetics operations can provide to correct the prominent ear problem and the deformities of the ears. Besides, the interventions can be made to the shape and size of the ears.


Incision is made from behind the ear during the ear aesthetics surgery that can be performed on one or both ears under general or local anesthesia.  The cartilage structure, which disrupts the shape of the ear, is reached with the incision made from behind the ear and the excess parts of the ear cartilage are removed, sutured and the new shape is given to the ear The region is sterilized, the ears are bandaged and the operation is terminated after prominent ear surgery.

During otoplasty, only the prominent ear problem cannot be resolved; the shapes of the ears can be reconstructed to be compatible with each other, the excess skin and cartilage in the large ears can be removed or the ear lobe can be shaped.

It is aimed to achieve the ear shape which will be most appropriate, natural and improve the appearance of the person after ear aesthetics.


The patient can return to their daily life within an average of 1 week after the otoplasty performed with a minimally invasive technique.  The healing process is fairly rapid, but it is important to renew the bandages at the designated time zones by the expert surgeons as recommended in order to prevent the infection.


People with deformities in their ears feel psychologically disturbed by their appearance. They are likely encountered with sarcastic discourses with the beginning of their school life, especially during childhood. Thus, it is recommended that the prominent ear surgery be performed at the age of 5 to 6 years when the ear development is complete. When their peers involuntarily say the sarcastic words, it can deeply affect the whole lives of the children who have prominent ear problem.  This problem, which can lead to the loss of self-confidence and the alienation from social life if not treated, prevents the child from being psychologically harmed if it is resolved without starting their school life.

Ear aesthetics surgery can also be applied to adults. It also improves significantly the lives of adults who want to heal their appearance and get rid of problems with their ear structure that has put them to inconvenience for years. They gain self-confidence and so, they can be more successful in both their business life and social life.


Along with the advancement of medical technologies and the emergence of new applications, a new alternative has been offered to those who have prominent ear problem. “Incisionless prominent ear aesthetics”, which is performed without any surgical intervention, is preferred by people who do not have much ear deformation.  This procedure stretching the cartilage of the ear from behind the ear with invisible stitching is more effective when being performed during childhood

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