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        Otoplasty in Turkey

        Ear Pinning Surgery in Turkey Basic Info

        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.

        Otoplasty in Turkey at a Glance

        Ear surgery in Turkey is commonly performed in 2-3 hours. You can expect all of the following services for an all-inclusive cost of 70% less compared to Europe

        Time in Turkey

        7 DAYS

        Surgery Time

        1-3 HOURS

        Hospitalization

        1-2 NIGHTS

        Recovery

        6-8 WEEK

        Accommodation

        4/5* HOTELS

        Transportation

        PRIVATE DRIVER

        What is Otoplasty?

        Otoplasty surgery, also known as ear correction or ear pinning, is a cosmetic procedure commonly performed on 4- to 14-year-old children to reshape or reposition the ears. It can also be performed
        on adults to solve a series of defects such as abnormal ear sizes, shapes or injuries.

        Who is suitable for Otoplasty in Turkey?

        Ear surgery in Turkey is usually performed on children to avoid nasty comments from peers which
        could have a significative impact on their self-esteem and social interactions. This being said,
        otoplasty is a cosmetic procedure that can be suitable for anyone who is unhappy with the
        appearance of their ears or has functional issues with their ears.

        It’s important to note that candidates should be in good overall health and have realistic
        expectations. A consultation with a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon can help determine if
        otoplasty is the best procedure for your needs. Should you want a free online consultation:

        Should Your Kid Have Otoplasty?

        Otoplasty can be a life-changing procedure if you are unhappy with the appearance or function of your ears. Depending on your circumstances, it can provide long-lasting benefits and improved quality of life. Patients who experienced the greatest benefits from otoplasty in Turkey reported:

        1. Increased self-confidence: children can be nasty, and ear surgery can greatly improve self-esteem.
        2. Improved appearance: a seemingly small change can make a big difference
        3. Better hearing: children with hearing malfunction experienced a complete improvement
        4. Long-lasting results: ear surgery results last for a lifetime
        5. Safe and effective: otoplasty is commonly performed with no complications and instant  benefits
        Bear in Mind: Your child will experience a big change and will be shocked at first when looking at him or herself in the mirror.

        A few weeks is a realistic waiting time before becoming familiar with
        his/her new appearance.

        Steps of the Procedure

        The exact surgical techniques can vary depending on your needs and desired results. In some cases, otoplasty can be performed using a minimally invasive approach, with small incisions and sutures. Your surgeon will discuss the most appropriate technique for you and provide detailed instructions.
        Here is a general overview of the different steps of otoplasty surgery in Turkey:

        Anaesthesia

        Otoplasty is performed under local or general anaesthesia, depending your
        medical history, preferences and the extent of the surgery

        Incision

        Your surgeon will make an incision behind the ear, exposing the cartilage and
        allowing to reshape it.

        Cartilage reshaping

        Depending on the desired outcome, your surgeon will reshape the
        cartilage using techniques such as scoring, suturing, or removal of excess cartilage.

        Ear repositioning

        If your ears protrude too far from your head, your surgeon may also
        reposition them closer to the head using sutures.

        Incision closure

        After the cartilage has been reshaped and the ears repositioned, your
        surgeon will close the incisions with sutures.

        Dressing and compression

        Your head will be wrapped in a dressing and compression
        bandage to support the ears and minimize swelling.

        What should you expect after the operation?

        After otoplasty in Turkey, a personal nurse will watch over you both at the hospital and at the hotel once discharged. Medication will be prescribed to manage any potential discomfort; we will also give you a compression bandage or head wrap to reduce swelling and promote healing.

        You may also experience some numbness or tingling in the treated area. This usually resolves within a few weeks. These symptoms are perfectly normal after surgery. It’s important to follow your surgeon’s post-operative instructions carefully to ensure proper healing and minimize complications.
        Recovery time can vary depending on the extent of the surgery, but you will usually be able to return to normal activities within a week.

        However, hard exercise or contact sports should be avoided for at least 1 month. Follow-up appointments will be scheduled to monitor your progress and ensure the
        best possible outcome.

        What is the cost of Otoplasty?

        Please note that the following information may vary depending on a series of factors, including the hospital and surgeon. On average, the cost of otoplasty in Turkey is $2,000. This is the all-inclusive price, covering the whole of the medical travel journey:

        1. The whole hospitalization and surgery fee
        2. Hotel accommodation for an entire week
        3. Private nurse & aftercare at the hospital and hotel
        4. All inner-city transfers with a private driver
        5. 12-month follow-up
        6. All required medication
        7. Head-band and pressure garments
        8. Dietary guide and recovery plan

        However, it’s important to note that the actual price of otoplasty in Turkey may be higher or lower depending on the individual case, such as where you’re travelling from, and what time of the year you choose, as plane tickets may vary greatly. It’s also important to choose a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon who can provide an accurate cost estimate based on your specific needs and goals. Should you want to receive a complete medical travel plan, including the complete cost of ear surgery in Turkey, tailored to your needs, for free:

        Before Otoplasty

        Here is a basic guide of the things you should do getting ready for your medical travel journey.

        Get Ready for Otoplasty in Turkey

        There are several things you can do to prepare for the procedure and ensure a successful outcome. Here are some general tips to help you prepare:

        1. Consult a qualified surgeon: first, we will need to evaluate your condition, discuss your goals, and provide recommendations on the best medical approach.
        2. Stop smoking: If you smoke, it’s important to quit to minimize the risk of complications and improve healing.
        3. Avoid certain medications: Your surgeon may ask you to avoid taking certain medications, such as blood thinners and aspirin, to minimize the risk of bleeding.
        4. Follow pre-operative instructions: Your surgeon will provide you with specific instructions, such as when to stop eating and drinking, and how to prepare for surgery.
        5. Let us do the rest: We will take care of all necessary bookings and travel arrangements on your behalf, so you don’t have to worry about hotels or transport. As locals, we only work with the best options.

        After Otoplasty

        Here is a basic guide of what to expect after waking up from ear surgery in Turkey.

        Recovery Process

        With proper care, you can expect to see their final results within 3-6 months after surgery. Here are some general guidelines for what to expect during the recovery process:

        1. First week: you will need to keep your head elevated and wear our head wrap to reduce swelling. Take all prescribed medication, rest as much as you can and don’t force your body!
        2. Second week: you will now be able to resume light activities and return to work or school. However, it’s important to avoid trauma to the ears, for example through contact sports.
        3. Following weeks: the swelling and bruising will gradually subside, and you will be able to resume all your normal activities. It is recommended to continue wearing a headband or compression garment at special occasions to protect the ears.
        4. Follow-up: we will schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your progress and ensure that you are healing properly. Don’t miss them!

        How to clean your ears after otoplasty?

        It’s important to keep your ears clean and dry after otoplasty to promote proper healing and reduce the risk of infection! Here are some general guidelines to ensure the best recovery:

        Avoid getting your ears wet

        For the first week after surgery, you should avoid getting your ears wet at all, either from showering or swimming!

        Use a gentle cleanser

        After the first week, you can gently clean your ears with a mild soap or cleanser, taking care to avoid the incision site!

        Avoid cotton swabs

        Avoid using cotton swabs or Q-tips, as they can irritate the incision site and increase the risk of infection.

        Use a soft cloth

        Instead, use a soft cloth to gently clean the outer ear, being careful not to
        apply too much pressure

        Apply antibiotic ointment

        Your surgeon may recommend applying an antibiotic ointment to
        the incision site to help prevent infection

        Follow your surgeon's instructions at all times

        They will have additional recommendations
        based on your specifics!

        Avoid this after Otoplasty in Turkey

        Whatever the reason, whatever the cause, you should absolutely avoid all of the following while recovering from otoplasty in Turkey:

        ❗Touching or manipulating your ears
        ❗Sleeping on your side
        ❗Strenuous activity
        ❗Swimming and other water activities
        ❗Wearing hats or glasses
        ❗Smoking and alcohol

        What are the possible complications?

        While complications are extremely rare, it’s important to be aware of the potential risks before undergoing ear surgery. Some potential complications may include:

        It is always of the utmost importance to choose a reputed, certified medical provider and to choose quality over price. We recommend choosing a medical provider certified by the Turkish Ministry of Health and following all ISO compliance regulations.

        Otoplasty Results in Turkey

        Care in Turkey is a boutique company, selecting a small number of patients to maximize your attention and satisfaction.

        Our aim is to give you all the care and good treatment you deserve and to make you feel at ease while away from whole, all while generating the best otoplasty results in Turkey. This is what makes us move forward.

        Otoplasty All Inclusive Package

        We listen to your needs and provide a specific medical travel package to give you the best possible experience. Here is our standard otoplasty in Turkey travel plan:
        Operation at the Finest Facilities
        Surgery by a Board-Certified Surgeon
        Private Aftercare at Hospital & Hotel
        Accommodation at top Quality 4/5* Hotels
        All Inner-City Transfers with Private Chauffeur
        12-Month Follow-Up
        The Treatment You Deserve

        Care in Turkey is a team of carefully-chosen professionals with more than 20+ years of experience in medical tourism. We care about prosperity, and we are driven by the desire to improve people’s lives. This is present in everything we do.

        Frequently Asked Questions

        Can otoplasty be reversed?

        While a second surgery may be undergone to modify results, the operation cannot be reversed.

        Can otoplasty go wrong?

        Like any other surgery, otoplasty can go wrong. There is a minimal chance of this happening, however, but we do strongly recommend to choose experienced and reputable surgeons.

        Does otoplasty affect hearing?

        Yes, ear surgery can be performed to improve hearing.

        Does otoplasty hurt?

        Surgery is undergone under general anaesthesia, making it completely painless. All post-op discomfort will be palliated through medication.

        Does otoplasty last forever?

        Yes, results are life-lasting.

        How long after otoplasty can I exercise?

        We always recommend a waiting time of at least 1 month, going as far as 3 months in case of contact
        sports such as rugby or boxing

        How long after otoplasty can you sleep on your side?

        Your surgeon will provide you with specific instructions after the operation. A waiting time of at least
        1 week is usually suggested before sleeping on your side.

        How long are ears swollen after otoplasty?

        You can typically expect a swollen time of about 3-4 days that will quickly subside.

        How long does it take to recover from otoplasty?

        Most patients are usually in perfect conditions to resume normal activities in under a week.
        However, it is recommended not to exercise at all for at least 1 month after the operation.

        How long does otoplasty pain last for?

        Most pain will subside after the first post-op day. All required medication will be provided to
        minimize effects.

        How long to wear headband after otoplasty?

        Your surgeon will give you specific instructions after the operation. Usually, patients are required to
        wear a headband for at least 1 week after surgery

        Is otoplasty dangerous?

        No, otoplasty is commonly performed with practically zero chances of any serious occurrences.

        When can I wash my hair after otoplasty?

        In general, it is recommended to wait for at least 48 hours before washing your hair.

        Does ear lidding correct itself?

        It’s not common for ear lidding to correct itself without intervention. Otoplasty is usually required.

        What is the best age for otoplasty?

        While there is no specific best age for it, most patients are between 4 to 14 years of age.

        Does otoplasty change your face?

        While otoplasty does not change your face directly, ear modification will also alter the way your face
        is perceived, generally improving facial aesthetics, proportions and harmony.

        Can ears go back after otoplasty?

        A second surgery may be undergone to alter surgical results.

        Which country is best for ear pinning?

        We would say it is Turkey, but it would be in our own interest. What we can guarantee is that the
        cost of otoplasty in Turkey is 70% less than in the rest of Europe while maintaining the same
        standards of quality.

        Will people notice my otoplasty?

        Yes, people will notice a change in your ears and they should notice it. Isn’t that the point? To create
        a positive change?

        What if I am unhappy with my otoplasty results?

        We work with the best professionals and are highly confident you will be extremely happy with your
        results. It may take a little time for you to get used to your new appearance, but trust us, it will be
        better. If not, we wouldn’t even accept operating you!

        Can I wear a headset after otoplasty?

        It is generally recommended to avoid wearing headphones or headsets for at least several weeks
        after otoplasty surgery. This is because the pressure from the headphones or headsets can put
        pressure on the ears, which may interfere with the healing process and increase the risk of
        complications.

        Author:

        Assoc. Prof. Ahmet Hamdi Sakarya

        Assoc. Prof. Ahmet Hamdi Sakarya received his medical education from Ege University Faculty of Medicine. He is a plastic, reconstructive, and aesthetic surgeon. He is also ECFMG certified, which is required to practice medicine legally in the United States.

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