Male Ear Reshaping

About Male Ear Reshaping

Ear Reshaping is commonly referred to as otoplasty. The cosmetic procedure has the purpose to alter the patient’s shape of the ears (and earlobes), and/or more typically, pinning the ears back.

Why men choose Ear Reshaping?

Why men choose Ear Reshaping?

The ‘sticking out’ of the ears can be a nuisance for men who opt to have a shorter than usual haircut, or even a shaved head due to style change or balding. Otherwise, this procedure can also allow you to alter the size of your ears, and keeping them in proportion with your head, thus giving the patient the desired look he wants.

Why men choose Ear Reshaping?
Ear Reshaping Operation

Ear Reshaping Operation

  • It will take place either at the internationally accredited Luxury Private Hospital or Doctor’s Office. If it is combined with another operation of yours, then operation will take place in the hospital. If it is a single procedure, then it will be performed in the doctor’s office
  • It will be performed under general anaesthesia if it is combined with another operation or local anaesthesia if it is a single procedure
  • The approximate time of the operation is around 1 hour
  • Patient will not need to stay overnight in the hospital after the operation
Ear Reshaping Operation
Procedure details: Ear Reshaping

Procedure details: Ear Reshaping

Ear Reshaping – also known as Otoplasty – is a minor bloodless surgery. In this procedure, your surgeon shapes the ear cartilage. The method does not cause any swelling and bruising on the face. Although there are advertisements that this surgery performs better with a thread without forming the cartilage, this approach will not be solving the projection problems permanently. The surgeon should perform classical techniques with relevant forming actions for a life-time result.


Ear deformities cause the patients quite a hard time in social life since their childhood. Once corrected, the patients can get a substantial psychological relief. That is the reason as to why all healthy individuals from the age of 5 years may take advantages of this operation.

Procedure details: Ear Reshaping

How to prepare for Ear Reshaping?

You have a dedicated team of patient advisors, nurses, and your surgeon to support you throughout the entire journey, and after it. However, Ear Reshaping is a surgery that demands you to take several steps to help ensure that your treatment goes as smoothly as possible. Avoiding some points can help you recover faster, and also minimize the risk of complications.

3 Weeks Before

3 Weeks Before

You are required to inform your surgeon of pre-existing and current medications you have been prescribed for.


You should stop smoking instantly. Smoking slows the recovery after surgery and boosts your risks of post-surgical complications. All other tobacco products and electronic cigarettes are equally harmful and must be avoided. Any form of smoking – regular or e-cigarettes – is no longer permitted at this stage at any cost. Smoking involves risks such as delaying the recovery period, and may cause post-surgery complications. You must refrain from any other type of tobacco product, too.

1 Weeks Before

1 Week Before

Abstain from herbal supplementation and herbal teas within one week of your surgery.


We ask you to no longer take any type of blood thinning medication (i.e. aspirin, ecoprin, clexan). Please inform your surgeon if you are unsure about this, and they will gladly advise.


Painkillers are allowed if they contain paracetamol. If they do not, then you must inform your surgeon.

Last Night Before

Last Night Before

Ear Reshaping surgery involves anaesthesia, so you must not eat any type of food (including products such as chewing gum), or drink any type of beverage – including water.


Please take a bath or shower in the morning of your surgery. If this is not possible, then you must take a shower, or bath, the night before.


You must shave off all facial hair off prior to surgery.

Surgery Day

Surgery Day

Jewelry, contact lenses and makeup are not permitted.


Wear clothing that is comfortable and loose. Shirts that have buttons on the front are preferred. It is in your best interests to be comfortable, so bring adequate clothing for surgery. Our surgeon recommends buttoned-shirts, although not essential.

After the Ear Reshaping

It is a bloodless surgery and aesthetic operation with minor to no pain.


Usually, patients might be discharged on the day of operation. For the first few days, you may have some pain, and you can take painkillers to ease the pain. For the first week, some slight swelling and local bruises are expected. Your surgeon recommends using a tennis headband during this period to maintain the new form of the ear. You will be able to return your healthy social life one week later, without any noticeable effect of the operation. During the first month after the surgery, it is a must to use the same bandage for sleeping.



If there are any sutures, they will be removed before your final check, at the latest.


Your surgeon will give you comprehensive pre-operative guidance before the Ear Reshaping, also give you directions and recommendations afterwards. Follow all of these guidelines to help ensure your ease, prevent risks, and speed up the recovery.

Rhinoplasty FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions of Male Ear Reshaping

  • 01 Is Ear Reshaping OK for me? If the patient is someone aged 5 or over and healthy this operation will be performed by your surgeon successfully.
  • 02 What is involved in the operation? The details of an Ear Reshaping procedure vary depending on precisely what you're having performed. Your surgeon creates an incision in the back of the ear to form the ear cartilages. The skin is closed with self-disposal sutures.
  • 03 Does the operation have a lower or upper age limit? Ear Reshaping is suitable for patients above 5 years of age.
  • 01 Will I have pain after the Ear Reshaping? It is usually painless, however there are some cases of mild discomfort.
  • 02 When will the doctor be checking up on me? Your doctor will be checking your progress on the 3rd day after your surgery.
  • 03 How many nights will I stay in the hospital for my Ear Reshaping? In general, you will not be required to stay in the hospital for the night following your surgery if you don’t combine it with another surgery.
  • 04 Will I be left with scars after the operation? The surgical incision is behind the ear. If you don't show it by yourself, by twisting ears, the scar will not be recognizable.
  • 05 How long does it take for me to recover completely? You can go back to work 1 week after the operation.
  • 01 How long am I going to need to take off work? For 1 week you have to wear the tennis forehead band. Most of the patients therefore choose to take off one week at least.
  • 02 How many days will I stay in Istanbul? You will be required to stay in Istanbul for four nights.


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