Ear Reshaping

What is Ear Reshaping?

Ear Reshaping is also known as otoplasty. The cosmetic procedure has the purpose of altering the patient’s shape of the ears (and earlobes) and or more typically, pinning the ears back.

Why women choose Ear Reshaping?

Why women choose Ear Reshaping?

Having ears that ‘stick out’ is a common problem for people of all ages and genders, particularly for women who opt to sport a new haircut/appearance revealing their ears more than they previously did. Alternatively, this operation can also allow keeping the ears in proportion with the head and making them symmetrical.

Why women choose Ear Reshaping?
Ear Reshaping Operation

Ear Reshaping Operation

  • It will take place either at the internationally accredited Luxury Private Memorial 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 other 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

Please inform your surgeon of all medicines that have been prescribed for, and other important health details. 


Smoking cigarettes – regular or electronic – is now prohibited, as smoking is likely to cause the recovery process to be slower, and increases the chances of their being post-surgical complications. 

1 Weeks Before

1 Week Before

We recommend not consuming any type of herbal teas or supplements. 


Medication that prompts blood thinning such as aspirin, ecopirin, coumadin, coraspin and clexan are now prohibited. 


Only take painkillers if they include paracetamol, otherwise they are not recommended one week prior to your surgery. If they are needed, you must let your surgeon know.

Last Night Before

Last Night Before

There is an 8-hour window prior to your anaesthesia in which you cannot eat or drink, and that all includes drinking water and chewing gum.


It is essential to take a shower the night before the surgery, or on the day of your surgery.

Surgery Day

Surgery Day

Do not wear contact lenses,  jewelry and/or makeup. 


Wear clothing that is comfortable and loose. Shirts that have buttons on the front are preferred. It is suggested to wear clothing that you feel comfortable in, and preferably, shirts that include buttons.

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 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 How long does it take for me to recover completely? You can go back to work 1 week after the operation.
  • 05 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.
  • 01 How many days will I stay in Istanbul? You will be required to stay in Istanbul for four nights.
  • 02 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.


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