Prominent Ear

The prominent ear is a widespread problem, known as bat ears. It is not a medical condition as it has no effect on body function, but has a negative impact on the appearance of people.

The recent advances have made Otoplasty a very easy and successful procedure for Prominent Ear Operation.


  • What is a Prominent Ear?

Bat ear problem is the most common deformity in the ear, generally due to cartilage absence in the ear area. In this case, the ore has a more elastic shape and tends to be up or folded extensively. It is generally seen in both ears, but there may be some people with just one prominent ear. Those with long hair may hide it, but those with short hair may only deal with an intervention.


  • What is the cause of Prominent Ear?

The prominent ear is a major genetic problem. That is why this issue is quite likely in the family, especially those who have a major problem with their parents’ ears. The main anatomic reasons can be described as follows for prominent ears:

    • Wide-angle between the outer ear and scalp bone
    • Elastic form of ear cartilage
    • Lack of folds and straight form of the outer ear


  • How is Otoplasty surgery performed?

Bat ears used to be a big problem in the past because it was not easy to resolve, but it is now easy to fix it. It is an easy procedure without serious complications, but an expert surgeon has to carry it out. Depending on patient condition and surgeon experience, it is performed with either general or local anaesthesia. It is about 45-90 minutes long. It can be performed on the front or the back of the ear depending on the condition of the ear. Following the procedure, for 1 or 2 weeks the patient will have special ear-bandages. The incisions are usually made at the back of the ear, meaning there are no visible scars left for the patient.


  • How is the healing process after an Otoplasty?

Otoplastic surgery is not a problem for those who do not want to interrupt their daily lives. The procedure is carried out in a short time and can be discharged directly on the day if the patient does not receive anaesthesia. Operational incisions generally require no stitches and heal within 1-2 weeks. During the 1-2 days after the procedure, the patient can take a swim.


  • What is the Cost of Otoplastic Surgery?

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long do ears hurt after otoplasty?

The procedure is done under anaesthesia. So, for 10-12 hours after the surgery, the patient does not feel any discomfort. But it is useful to take painkillers during this period of time to keep the pain at a minimal level.

Does otoplasty last long?

Ear surgery will enhance the shape and proportion of the ears. Ear surgery will improve your confidence in yourself and is a low-risk operation that can be performed on children over the age of five. Generally, outcomes last a lifetime with small fluctuations.

Does otoplasty affect hearing?

It cannot change or improve hearing.

Will I have any scar after an otoplasty surgery?

The incision is made on the posterior side of the ear where it attaches to the scalp, so it is not seen as clearly. Within 6-12 months, this scar will become invisible.

Can I wash my hair after otoplasty?

Since not having the bandages wet is crucial, you won’t be able to wash your hair until they’re taken off. You’ll be able to wash your hair as usual after the bandages come off.