This form of cosmetic surgery has the medical term otoplasty and is performed on one ear, or is called bilateral otoplasty if surgery is performed on both ears. There are two types of otoplasty or ear surgery – cartilage sparing and cartilage scoring. The most usual forms of ear surgery are intended to reduce the protrusion of ears.
Why Consider Ear Surgery
Our visual appearance can play a great role in our levels of self-confidence. From a young age, if we don’t look perfectly ‘normal’ at school, we can get teased, and the memories of such an unpleasant experience can continue to affect us later on in life. While at Maccenta Istanbul we will not perform this as a cosmetic procedure on anyone younger than 18 years of age – we believe that it is important that such a decision is made when an adult and your body is fully developed – we have discovered through experience that the rewards are exceptionally positive and hugely beneficial to our patients.
We also recognise the importance of symmetry when it comes to our visual appearance, and it is not uncommon for one ear to have a different appearance to the other, so corrective ear surgery can resolve this problem.
Finally, for some of you, it may simply be the size of your ears which is the issue. Simple removal of cartilage and reshaping of the ear can create impressive results.
What is involved with corrective cosmetic ear surgery?
As mentioned above, there are two forms of ear surgery – cartilage sparing and cartilage scoring. In cartilage sparing procedures, this technique is used to pin back the ears to limit their protrusion, and invariably only involves the removal of skin at the back of the ear before pinning occurs.
In a procedure which involves cartilage scoring, an incision is made at the back of the ear and cartilage exposed. A certain amount of cartilage is then removed and the ear reshaped, before any excess skin is removed and the wound sutured shut. Cartilage scoring techniques are also used for other otoplasty procedures, such as size reduction and ear shaping to remove any deformities.
If you have travelled from afar and have opted an all-inclusive package, you will be collected from your hotel and taken to the hospital for your procedure and, once discharged, you will be driven back to your hotel as part of our all-inclusive service.
Ear aesthetics surgery as part of a multiple cosmetic procedure
More and more often we perform cosmetic ear aesthetics surgery as part of a multiple cosmetic procedure. This type of surgery can be performed alongside rhinoplasty or otoplasty, as examples.
If you have any questions you would like to ask before booking your cosmetic ear surgery procedure with us, please get in contact and we will be happy to provide you with all the answers you need.
Post-operative care after cosmetic ear surgery
Your surgeon will carry out a thorough examination the day after your operation to ensure that all is well. A follow-up check will be made prior to your departure from Istanbul.
This is generally classed as a minor procedure, and other than allowing for the healing process to take place, there is little else you will need to do, apart from ensure the area of the wound is kept clean and dry. You should expect the majority of the healing process to have taken place within three to four weeks of the operation.