“Otoplasty” means prominent ear surgery. Protruding headphones, which are quite common, can have very traumatic consequences, especially in childhood. Otoplasty is an easy surgery thanks to the opportunities provided by modern medicine.

This problem can be easily fixed from the root.

Problems that cause prominent ears, which are due to genetic factors, are as follows:

  • The angle between the bone behind the ear and the auricle is too wide
  • Ear cartilages have a loose structure
  • The absence of folds on the upper part of the ear and the auricle having a straight structure

Experts recommend performing this surgery especially before school age. For adults, they can have this surgery whenever they decide.

What is Classic Prominent Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)?

Classic prominent ear surgery is surgery performed to shape the earlobe and make it look more natural.

Unfortunately, due to the cynical attitudes experienced by people who have had this problem since childhood, both in women and men, problems such as lack of self-confidence, shyness, depression and low self-esteem may occur in the future. For this reason, it should be corrected with plastic surgery at an early age as possible in order to prevent such psychological problems in these people.

After Prominent Ear Surgery

What is the recovery process after prominent ear surgery and how long does it take for the person to return to social and working life are among the most frequently asked questions by those who want to have this surgery. If general anesthesia is not applied, the patient is discharged on the same day immediately after prominent ear surgery, which is performed quite easily and quickly. The incisions made during the operation generally do not require stitches and the healing process takes a maximum of 1-2 weeks.

Patients can take a shower 1-2 days after the surgery and can easily return to their routine life after a week at the latest. At the end of the process, the prominent ear appearance disappears completely and the person has ears that look natural and as they should be. The fact that people whose ear appearance improved is psychologically extremely happy, peaceful and relaxed with the feedback they receive after the surgery makes these operations even more important.


During this process, simply protecting the ears from external influences will increase the success rate of the operation.


How is Prominent Ear Surgery Performed?

It is performed under general anesthesia in children, and under local or general anesthesia in adults, by shaping the ear cartilages through an incision made behind the ear.


When Should Prominent Ear Surgery Be Performed? At what age should it be done?

Protruding ear surgery can be performed at any age, but it is strongly recommended by experts to perform it in the preschool period in terms of the child’s psychosocial development.


Unfortunately, due to the cynical attitudes experienced by people who have had this problem since childhood, lack of self-confidence, extreme shyness and depression may occur in later periods.


It is beneficial to correct the prominent ear problem, which causes psychological problems such as decreased self-esteem, in order for the individual to live a better life socially.


This problem, which may disturb people for a lifetime, is easily solved by prominent ear surgery, which is a simple surgical operation and does not carry serious risks, and satisfactory results are achieved.


Prominent Ear Surgery in Children

If the condition of protruding ears is detected by the family or doctor in babies, it is possible to prevent the problem in a way that does not require surgery in the future by using some elastic bands under the supervision of the doctor for a few months.


Although prominent ear surgery is a surgery performed on adults, it is much more appropriate to have it at a young age, with the family’s conscious approach to the issue during childhood, so that the child can step into adulthood in a psychologically and socially healthy way and become a self-confident individual. For this reason, the most appropriate age range for surgery, which should be performed during the preschool period, is around 4-6 years of age. During this period, when ear development is complete, children whose prominent ear problem is corrected will avoid being ridiculed by their friends when they start school and will be happier, more at peace with themselves.


How is Prominent Ear Surgery Performed?

Protruding ear surgery is performed under general anesthesia in children, and under local or general anesthesia in adults, by making an incision behind the ear and shaping the ear cartilages.


Protruding ear surgeries are very easy surgeries and take between 45-90 minutes.


What is Nose Aesthetics (Rhinoplasty)?

Nose aesthetics (rhinoplasty) is a surgery to shape and structure the nose. It is applied for deformations such as the appearance of a hump on the nose, drooping nose, correction of the angle between the nose and forehead or between the nose and lips, nose width, nose breaks, nose enlargement-reduction or asymmetrical problems in the nose.


These surgeries have become a surgery that many men and women of all ages have resorted to, especially with the spread of social media in recent years (especially since young people pay more attention to their appearance). In rhinoplasty surgeries, the function of the nose is equally important as its correct shape. Patients may encounter many problems after these surgeries are not performed properly. For this reason, it should be done by specialist doctors. It is extremely important to do a good preliminary research and have surgery by a doctor you trust.


While the nose is shaped by rhinoplasty, that is, rhinoplasty surgery, it can also be applied for problems such as airway obstruction, nasal flesh, sinusitis or deviation.



How is Rhinoplasty Done?

Rhinoplasty surgery can be performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation.


Who Cannot Have Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is not recommended for patients with systemic health problems, children under the age of 16 who have not yet completed their nose development, and patients who are deemed psychiatrically unsuitable in cases where psychiatric evaluation is needed.


What are the Do’s and Don’ts after Rhinoplasty?

It is necessary to avoid heavy physical activities and protect the nose from trauma for 6-8 weeks after rhiniplasty surgery. In order to reduce nose bleeding and swelling after rhinoplasty, it is necessary to rest in bed in a position where the head is higher than the chest (sitting slightly horizontally with the help of a pillow, if possible). It is not recommended to use glasses, including sunglasses, in the first three months to prevent stress on the nose. SPF 30 sunscreen should be used especially on the nose. Too much sun exposure can cause permanent discoloration of the nose skin.


Avoiding salt in your diet will help the swelling go down faster. Objects such as ice or ice bags should not be placed in the nose after the surgery.

Additionally, not smoking and protecting the nose against impacts are among the precautions to be taken.


What is Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty (Liquid Rhinoplasty)?

Non-surgical rhinoplasty (Liquid Rhinoplasty) operation is usually performed with filling procedure. If the nose structure is suitable, it is a preferred application in cases of deformation or asymmetry in the nose.


Will My Nose Fall After Surgery?

During nose surgery, with proper technique and shaping by supporting the cartilages, there is no collapse on the nose’s back or falling off at its tip.