It may sound like an operation which got trendy in more current years but the basic idea of otoplasty actually dates back to ancient times. Otoplasty is a cosmetic operation to fix the undesired appearance of ears. Although it is commonly known as ear pinning surgery, there are several variations of the operation which makes it suitable for people which have varying ear conditions.

   The operation mainly focuses on auricle, which is the name of outer ears in medical terms. The auricle keeps developing until the age 5; the discomforting appearance of the ears may occur during the development of ears or may occur due to a physical injury. Gladly, otoplasty techniques are very developed today.

Which type of Otoplasty is suitable for my condition?

   As in many other cosmetic surgeries, it is very important to plan the surgery delicately for the high success and satisfaction rate. The most important thing is the medical condition and the expectations of the patients; in a consultation session, patients should mention about every detail of their conditions and describe their expectation to the plastic surgeon accurately. The treatment plan of otoplasty is created specially according to this information.

   Although the small details may change depending on the patient, there are 3 main types of otoplasty.

Ear Reduction

   Ear reduction is a type of otoplasty that is performed to reduce the size of the ears which are oversized comparing to the head and face. This type of surgery can often be mistaken with the ear pinning; however, in ear reduction, the main goal is not the angle and prominence of the ears but the overly large size which does not fit with the face of the patient. During the procedure, proper incisions are made and some cartilage and tissues are removed until the ideal size of the ears are achieved.

Ear Pinning

   The most common problem with the aesthetic look of the ears is the protruding position of them away from the head. Ear pinning aims to achieve better positioning and angle of the prominent ears by reshaping the tissues and cartilage in the outer ears. Sometimes, this operation can be performed together with ear reduction if it is found suitable by the surgeon.

Ear Augmentation

    This type of otoplasty is not as common as the other types; however, it is also a significant problem for patients to have too small ears. Ear augmentation is often performed as taking out necessary cartilage from another part of the body and transferring it to the ears to obtain a better size of the ears. This procedure is suitable for conditions in which the ear is injured the way its completeness is disrupted.

Am I a suitable candidate for otoplasty?

   Everybody whose ears have reached to its full size and have a good state of health are suitable for otoplasty operation.

   The procedure gives very successful results, especially on children who suffer from protruding ears and are exposed to bullying and teasing among their peers.

   For further information on otoplasty cost and the recovery process; please visit and fill out the consultation form; medical consultants of Clinic Mono are looking forward to initiate your otoplasty journey with an online consultation.

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