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What is Otoplasty?
Otoplasty; These are all applications for reducing ear size, preventing signs of aging or removing any existing deformation.
There are various cosmetic surgeries and treatments that are effective in solving congenital or acquired problems. People who feel lack of self-confidence or unhappiness due to the unwanted appearance of the ear and its surroundings frequently resort to otoplasty.
Everything You Need To Know About Otoplasty
How Much Are otoplasty Prices?
Otoplasty prices are determined according to the discomfort experienced and the treatment or treatments selected. It can be talked about a budget between 3,000 TL and 12,000 TL on average. Doctor, hospital, clinic and city are also effective in determining the price.
What Are The Otoplasty Methods?
Otoplasty treatment methods vary in a way to remedy the requests and complaints of the patients. Many complaints that may be related to the shape, size, appearance or circumference of the ear have solutions. Prominent otoplasty, ear reduction surgery, ear filling and ear lobe aesthetics are the main treatments.
In addition, although alternative methods such as ear reduction exercises are mentioned, it cannot be said that there is an exercise with proven benefits. It is known that only the methods applied in the first few months of the newborn period give results.
You can find more detailed information about surgical, medical, permanent or non-permanent treatment methods in our guide.
1. Prominent Ear Aesthetics (Otoplasty)
Otoplasty is the most effective solution for ear deformation, which is popularly described as prominent ear due to its shape. The prominent ear, which can be seen in many people, is a congenital and usually genetic deformation. The problem with the prominent ear is not the size of the ear, but the wider angle with the head than normal. It can negatively affect the self-confidence of the people due to the resulting image.
Scoop otoplasty is a surgical operation performed by plastic surgeons in the operating room environment. It is a treatment that can be applied to patients of all ages as long as there is no health impairment. It is completed in about 1 hour under general or local anesthesia and has permanent results.
2.Ear Reduction Aesthetics
Ear reduction surgery is an operation applied to people who have various deformities in their ears or who are not satisfied with the size of their ear. Ear reduction surgery can be performed by plastic and aesthetic surgery specialists in a sterile operating room environment. It is essential to consult an experienced doctor in order to get successful results from this aesthetic applied under local or general anesthesia.
Before the ear reduction surgery, the patient's ears are measured during the examination and their requests and complaints are listened. As a result, drawings are made according to the structure, size and deformity of the ear and the preparation for the surgery is completed. After the anesthesia is given, the determined parts are cut out and the two ends of the cut parts are stitched closer to each other. In this way, the ear is reduced. However, care should be taken to ensure that the two ears have the same size as possible, otherwise a symmetrical disorder will occur.
The only reason for applying ear reduction aesthetics is not that the ear size is larger than normal. There are some deformities that can be encountered in the ears and these are corrected by surgery and made more aesthetic. For example; Stahl's ear is a condition in which the upper part of the ear is pointed and is also called the "Mr. Spock" ear. During the operation, this sharp part is taken and made oval.
The answer to the question of how long ear reduction surgery takes to heal depends on the previous surgery. After an uneventful surgery, normal life routine can be returned after the first week. In about 10 days, the swelling goes down and the ear reaches its new appearance. Sutures dissolve spontaneously within 1-3 weeks.
Ear reduction surgery prices; It depends on the condition of the ear, the anesthesia used, the wage policy of the specialist doctor, the hospital and the conditions.
Filling applications are one of the most popular aesthetic applications of today and can be applied to almost every part of the body. The ear is one of these areas and it can be applied together with facial fillers or it can be done separately.
Problems such as wrinkles on the skin, loss of elasticity and sagging of the skin due to aging are also valid for the ears and the surrounding area. Ear fillings are usually applied to the earlobe and ear front lines. Ear frontal lines, also called "preauricularlines", are wrinkles that form between the end of the cheek and the ear.
Ear filling treatments are as follows;
- Medical Filling Application: Permanent or non-permanent filling materials are used according to the patient's preference and the opinion of the specialist. Non-permanent filling materials are hyaluronic acid-based and harmless, which is already found in the human body. Medical filling can be applied to both the earlobe and the anterior lines of the ear. It is a 15-20 minute procedure and can be done in a clinical setting.
- Fat Transfer: Fat tissue is taken from a suitable area of the patient's body and made suitable for use after a special process. Afterwards, this fat tissue is injected into the wrinkles and pits in the earlobe or anterior part of the ear. It is a short-term, risk-free and painless procedure, but it is not permanent, so it can be repeated when its effect wears off.
4.Ear Nozzle Aesthetics
The earlobes, which are the lowest part of the ear, can be of different sizes and shapes. The earlobes may be adjacent to contact the face due to genetic reasons or may stand apart. There is a treatment for those who are not satisfied with the congenital size and shape of the earlobe or its appearance afterwards for certain reasons. This surgery, which is called ear lobe aesthetics, can be preferred by both women and men.
In ear lobe aesthetics, sizing is very important and both the size of the ear itself and the appearance of the ear relative to the patient's head should be considered. An "L" shape is drawn on the face of the earlobe and this part is cut and the two ends are sewn together again. Thus, the excess is removed and the earlobe is reduced.
In order to get proportional and symmetrical results from ear lobe aesthetics, it is necessary to apply to an experienced specialist. This aesthetic performed by plastic and aesthetic surgeons usually takes 40-45 minutes and local anesthesia is sufficient. The surgery is a one-time procedure, and since self-dissolving stitches are used, no stitches are required later.
It is a painless aesthetic and its risks are very low. Those who have ear lobe reduction surgery can continue their business and social life shortly after the operation. Patients can see the final result immediately after the surgery and these aesthetic results are permanent.
Earlobe aesthetics prices are; The choice of specialist physician varies according to variables such as hospital, anesthesia, province and region.
Is Otoplasty a Painful Treatment?
Although it depends on the treatment method needed, otoplasty are generally not painful. Since anesthesia is used during the operation, the procedures are not felt by the patient. Afterwards, it is possible to feel mild to moderate pain in the incision areas. The painkillers approved by the doctor will be the solution for these pains that can last for a maximum of a few days.
What is the Otoplasty Recovery Process?
Although otoplasty vary according to the chosen treatment, they usually improve in a short time. You can return to daily life within 2 to 7 days after the operations, which are usually discharged on the same day. Bruising or redness can be seen in the incision areas only in the first days.
After the aesthetic operation, it is necessary not to wash the head and not to touch the ears for a few days. It is also recommended by doctors to wear a hair band in the first weeks. In order for the ear to heal faster and to prevent any deformities, it should not be lying on the operated areas for a while, and the sleeping position should be preferred on the back or face down.
Written on 07/09/2020
Last Update: 22/04/2021
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