Ear pinning is a cosmetic procedure designed to improve the shape and appearance of the ears.
Otoplasty (ear pinning) aims to perform two basic functions: to adjust the position of the ears closer to the head and to reduce the size of large ears – while keeping them natural.
The goal of cosmetic ear surgery in Turkey is to bring the ears into a more pleasing harmony with the rest of the facial features. All incisions made during ear pinning surgery are well hidden behind your ears.
The ear pinning procedure in Turkey is performed as an outpatient surgery by our accredited plastic surgeons, who can choose to use general anesthesia or local anesthesia with IV sedation. The procedure takes one to two hours. The technique of the ear pinning procedure in Turkey involves a small incision made at the back of the ear, which provides access to the ear cartilage. Your regular plastic surgeon will sculpt and fold the cartilage towards the head.
The doctor may use permanent stitches under the skin to help maintain the new shape. Another ear pinning technique involves the use of a similar incision at the back of the ear, from which a small amount of skin is removed. Stitches are used to fold the cartilage back on itself to reshape the ear without removing the cartilage. The plastic surgeon can choose a combination of these common techniques depending on the needs of the patient’s ears.
Fortunately, advances in the administration of anesthesia have allowed patients to have a comfortable surgical experience, with less pain and quick recovery. Otoplasty surgery in Istanbul is usually performed under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis and lasts one and a half to two hours. Patients may experience mild discomfort. Bruising and temporary swelling are common side effects.
Your plastic surgeon will ask you to wear a headgear for the first 2 days after ear pinning surgery in Turkey and a sports headband for a week during the day and while sleeping for the first two weeks. The headband is designed to protect the ears and promote rapid healing. Most ear surgery patients can return to work after 7 days. Swelling and bruising are normal after ear surgery and take a few weeks to go away. Avoid strenuous exercise or heavy lifting for 3 weeks. Recovery from otoplasty is generally uneventful and complications are rare.
After removing the bandage on the third day, most patients are advised that they can swim, but it is imperative that the ear canal remains completely dry. This can be achieved by placing cotton wool coated with Vaseline in the opening of the ear canal.
The incisions made during ear surgery are discreetly placed in the crease of the ears and barely visible.
No. Only the outer ear is operated on – not the inner or middle ear – where the hearing comes from.