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Ear Surgery in Turkey

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Otoplasty surgery, also known as ear surgery is a type of plastic surgery procedure performed in order to correct any defects or deformities of the pinna (also known as the external ear). Ear surgery or otoplasty surgery can also be performed to reconstruct a deformed, absent or defective external ear.

Defects or deformities of the ear can be caused by:

● Congenital conditions such as anotia or microtia
● Physical trauma in the ear region

Ear Surgery Candidates

Ear surgery, also known as otoplasty surgery can correct and improve the proportion, position or shape of the external ear.

Candidates for otoplasty surgery or ear surgery usually suffer from one or more of the following:

● Extremely large ears – known in the medical world as macrotia
● Extremely small ears – known in the medical world as microtia
● Protruding ears which can affect the patient’s confidence
● Anotia – a very rare condition where the external ear is “missing”
● Deformities caused by injury or trauma to the external ear
● Previous otoplasty surgery

Patients need to be at least 5 years old in order to have ear surgery or otoplasty surgery.

Am I Suitable for Ear Surgery?

Ear surgery or otoplasty surgery is not recommended for children under the age of five. The procedure must be performed after the ear reached its full growth. Ear surgery is not recommended for heavy smokers, morbidly obese patients, patients suffering from diabetes or patients who recently went through radiation therapy. Patients with an active infection in or around the ears region are not good candidates for this procedure.

Preparing for Ear Surgery

Patients need to stop smoking at least a month before the otoplasty surgery, as it can interfere with the healing process and the anaesthesia used. Blood thinners, anti inflammatory medicine, herbal teas and omega 3 capsules need to be avoided for at least 2 weeks because they can increase the risk of excessive bleeding.

How is Ear Surgery Performed?

The patient will first be administered either a local anaesthesia, an intravenous sedation or general anaesthesia. General anaesthesia is usually used for the otoplasty surgery.

Once the anaesthesia kicks in, the ear surgery can begin. The surgeon will begin marking the incision sites. The incision is usually made on the back side of the ear. Once the incision is created and the underlying cartilage is altered to a more appealing shape, internal sutures are applied in order to help the cartilage maintain its shape. The internal sutures are non-removable, as they are vital to maintaining the new ear structure.

Once the ear surgery is over, stitches are used to close up the incision.

Ear Surgery Summary

Anesthesia

Local or General anesthetic

Hospital Stay

Usually no overnight stay is required

Back to Sports

6 weeks

Duration of Operation

1 to 2 hours

Back to Work

1 to 2 weeks

Ear Surgery Recovery

Patients need to wear dressings over the wound for around 5 days during the otoplasty recovery period. Patients also need to wear a headband while sleeping for around 3 to 6 weeks after the otoplasty surgery. Patients need to avoid scratching, bumping or any type of pressure on the ears during the ear surgery recovery period. The bandages need to be worn as instructed by the doctor. Patients can usually return to work in around one or two weeks - most of the post-op swelling will subside during this period, but it may take up to 3 months for it to dissipate completely.

Ear Surgery Risks and Complications

Ear surgery risks and complications can include:

● Excessive bleeding
● Asymmetry
● Infection
● Persistent pain
● Unfavourable wound healing
● Revision surgery
● Allergy to anaesthesia, sutures or tape used

Ear Surgery Side Effects

Otoplasty surgery side effects can include:

● Bleeding
● Itching sensations
● Mild pain and discomfort
● Temporary changes in skin sensation

Ear Surgery Success Rates

Ear surgery reviews set the average success rate at 96%.

Before and After Ear Surgery

Otoplasty surgery results are visible immediately, especially in cases of protruding ears. Scars are well hidden behind the ear or in the natural creases of the external ear. If the patient undertook ear reconstruction surgery or more extensive ear surgery, results will become noticeable in stages, over a longer period of time.

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Estethica Atasehir

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Medipol Mega University Hospital

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Medicana International Istanbul

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Medical Park Goztepe Hospital

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Memorial Antalya Hospital

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Memorial Atasehir Hospital

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Kolan International Hospital

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Ear Surgery Cost in Turkey

Cheapest Ear Surgery price in Turkey is € 1,200. Average Ear Surgery cost in Turkey is € 1,819 where prices can go as high as € 2,500.

With FlyMedi, you can connect with 20 Plastic Surgery centers in Turkey that are offering Ear Surgery procedures. These Plastic Surgery centers are accredited by international standard-setting bodies including JCI and ISO 9001:2000. Popular Ear Surgery destinations in Turkey include Istanbul, Antalya and Ankara.

Prices listed on this page are the average price for Ear Surgery. Clinics may require more details regarding your medical condition in order to provide you with a personalized Ear Surgery quote. For a more accurate Ear Surgery price quote, please click HERE.

Turkey

Turkey is a treasure trove of traditions, spices, street food delights and destinations for any intrepid tourist. It’s a mix between the familiar and the exotic, ranging from the bustling streets of Istanbul to the serene and relaxed Roman ruins spread around Turkey’s Western and Southern coast. Turkey is a fairly large country with 75 million inhabitants. The country spreads between Europe and Asia, with 97% of the country on the Asian side – Asian Turkey. Turkey is encircled and enjoys access to three different seas: The Black Sea, The Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean. Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey and the largest city in Europe, regarding population – It has over 14 million people.

Healthcare

Turkey’s medical infrastructure has improved greatly beginning with the early 2000s and now is one of the biggest medical tourism hubs in Europe and Asia. Turkey has the largest number of JCI-accredited hospitals, second only to the USA and hospitals are more often than not part of international healthcare groups, following strict European protocols and regulations. Turkey has 28.000 medical institutions spread across the European and Asian side but some of the biggest private hospitals and medical centres are in Istanbul, Ankara, Antalya and Bodrum – these also happen to be some of the best tourist destinations in Turkey.

Sights to See

Bodrum is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Turkey, with its sandy beaches and small streets littered with traditional shops and elegant restaurants. The town used to be called Halicarnassus, and the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus is one of the World’s Seven Ancient Wonders. Bodrum also features a castle built by the crusaders in the 15th century.

Istanbul is the home of several architectural treasures, including the Blue Mosque. The Blue Mosque was built on the orders of Sultan Ahmed between 1609 and 1616 and the Sultan’s body still resides within the mosque. The high ceiling is lined with more than 20000 handmade ceramic tiles, hence the name – The Blue Mosque.

Pamukkale, meaning “The Cotton Castle” in Turkish is a surreal destination in the country’s western region of Denizli, world renowned for its white terraces with warm spring water. The ancient Greek city of Hierapolis was built over the springs and Pamukkale was a renowned destination in antiquity as well. Tourists can visit the ancient Roman and Greek ruins of the baths, temples and theatres dating to the second century BC.

Things to Know

● If you don’t feel like waiting in a queue, you can get a VISA for Turkey online. The VISA usually costs around $20 for US travellers.

● Turkey’s population is predominantly Islamic so it’s a good idea to wear a headscarf while visiting mosques. Shorts or any other garments that fit under the knee are not prohibited by law but it’s considered good etiquette not to wear shorts for men or short skirts for women.

● You can change any sort of currency into the Turkish Lira – the Turkish currency just about everywhere. Most supermarkets and shops also accept credit cards.

● Roaming fees in Turkey can be somewhat expensive, so it’s a good idea to simply buy a new Turkish SIM card and use it while staying in Turkey.

● Turkey’s international calling code is +90.

● Electrical installations usually operate on 220 volts, 50 Hz and use European style plugs and European style sockets. Four and Five star hotels usually provide North American - 120 volts, 60 Hz sockets as well.

● Driving in Turkey can be a hassle sometimes, but very pleasurable at other times. Roads are usually in good shape and some roads actually lack traffic, so it can be a relaxing experience. In Turkey, people drive on the right, so that’s a detail you will need to keep in mind. In some areas, villagers made cardboard and marker pen signs in order to help lost tourist on their way.

● Renting a car in Turkey is quite simple and cheap. If you have the budget for a full insurance, you should definitely take it – if anything happens, at least you won’t have to worry about money.

● The Turkish Airlines Company, THY offers destinations to just about anywhere in the world with a total of 261 destinations. The company was founded in 1933 and features 285 passenger and cargo planes.

● Turkey uses the metric system which is easy enough to understand – 1 Km = 1000 meters, 1 Kg = 1000 grams, and so on. One mile equals 1.60 Km.

● Turkish people are warm and very hospitable - It is customary for people to hug and kiss both cheeks regardless of their gender.

● Turkish street food is very diverse, from the simple bagel-type snack Simit to the familiar pizza-type Lahmacun, there are tons of variants to just about anything. 



● Turkish coffee is world renowned, but it’s also a bit different than say, its American counterpart -  It is usually a strong coffee with a rich aroma, served very hot from a small traditional cup. Be careful not to drink any of the coffee grounds still in the cup.

● Turkish delight, as the name suggests, can be a really sweet delight for tourists. It is made from sugar, starch and just about any fruit or aroma imaginable, including walnuts, hazelnuts, pistachios, dates, lemon, orange, rosewater and many others. Turkish delight is usually served with coffee and it became popular all around the world, including in the Balkans region and as far as Brazil and North America.

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Ear Surgery FAQ

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Can otoplasty surgery or ear surgery affect or improve my hearing?

No, it cannot. Ear surgery can only improve the aesthetics of the external ear.

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Can the earlobe be reduced as well, during otoplasty surgery?

Definitely – earlobe reduction or earlobe reconstruction is a popular ear surgery procedure. Larger earlobes are a sign of old age and many people find them unattractive.

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How long before I can resume sports or exercise after ear surgery?

Patients need to avoid any type of exercise for at least 6 weeks after the ear surgery. Contact sports need to be avoided for at least 3 months after otoplasty surgery.