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Otoplasty in Turkey

Otoplasty Turkey

Otoplasty or ear surgery is plastic surgery to correct aesthetic or functional issues in the ear area. The procedure can reposition and reshape the ears and treat any structural problems or injury-related deformations.
You will find a rich selection of clinics offering otoplasty in Turkey, particularly in the country’s cultural capital, Istanbul.

Otoplasty Procedure

Otoplasty usually takes from two to three hours and is performed under general anesthesia, local anesthesia, or intravenous sedation.
Incisions are made at the back of the ears in most cases, or in the front within the ear’s natural contours to make the incisions less noticeable during the healing process. The cartilage is reshaped, and stitches are applied to close the incisions.

Patient Profile

Otoplasty is a procedure sought for both cosmetic and reconstructive purposes. In the former, patients seek to correct aesthetic issues such as protruding, misshapen, deformed, or excessively large ears, while reconstructive surgery is done to fix the structural problems present at birth or caused by an injury.
You should be healthy and ideally a nonsmoker to have an otoplasty.
Otoplasty can be safely performed on healthy children and is, in fact, most commonly performed on children, starting at an age when their ear cartilage is sufficiently developed, usually from the age of five.

Otoplasty Istanbul

Otoplasty Costs

Costs of otoplasty can vary widely according to the surgeon’s experience and the exact type of procedure. Costs of otoplasty in Turkey and many other plastic surgery procedures are much lower compared to Europe and the US.
Your otoplasty’s health insurance coverage will depend on whether it is considered a cosmetic or reconstructive procedure. You should carefully check your health insurance provider’s exact policy concerning this procedure and inquire about any documentation required if health insurance coverage is available.
Always inquire about the full price, which considers the price of surgery and additional costs such as anesthesia fees, operating room facilities and hospital costs, examinations, second procedure cost if necessary, etc.


During otoplasty consultations, the following is discussed: surgical goals; medical history; substances used currently, including medications, supplements, alcohol, drugs, and tobacco; current health status; the expected outcome; postoperative care and potential complications.
The ears are examined and photographs taken, after which the surgeon recommends an appropriate course of treatment.
It is advised to make full use of the consultation appointment in order to make as informed of a decision as possible. It is essential for the procedure’s success to honestly answer all of the surgeon’s inquiries and openly ask about anything requiring clarification.

Before The Surgery

The following might be asked of you before having your otoplasty:

  • Getting tests for medical evaluation
  • Abstaining from nicotine
  • Abstaining from aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and herbal supplements
  • Taking specific medications or adjusting current medication

Postoperative Care Recovery

After the surgery, bandages are placed over the incisions as they heal and are removed at least three days afterward. You are instructed on how to handle the bandages and what medication to use for healing. A follow-up appointment is arranged. Any remaining stitches are usually removed by your surgeon a week after the surgery.
The incision area’s skin should always be handled gently without exposure to any abrasive motion or any form of solar radiation.
At least one week is needed in most cases to return to normal activities. The otoplasty results are immediately visible, and the incision lines remain concealed either at the back of the ears or in their natural contours in the front.
It is advised to make inquires with your surgeon concerning the period immediately after the surgery and during recovery. You may have questions about where you will be placed after the surgery, what medications you will be given, and when to arrange an appointment for follow-up care.


In some cases, multiple surgeries are needed for the best results.

Otoplasty Process

Duration of treatment

1-2 Hours



Stay in Istanbul

4 Days

Socially acceptable

4-5 Days

Otoplasty Cost in Turkey

Price for
at least 7 years old - Full anesthesia
All inclusive package
  • Free COVID-19 Test before departure
  • Airfare (flight costs) up to 100€ included
  • 3 nights in a 4-star hotel in Istanbul
  • Costs for laboratory, medication and equipment
  • Pre/post-operative tests
  • All-round VIP transfer
  • Free accommodation for your companion
  • Credit / Debit cards accepted
  • No prepayment
  • Personal assistants speak in English

Otoplasty Frequently Asked Questions

The Otoplasty usually takes about 1-2 hours. The existing cartilage framework is individually reshaped via an incision behind the ear, which is later no longer visible. A head bandage is then applied. Ear surgery is also possible on an outpatient basis.

Surgical risks such as postoperative bleeding, infections, or wound healing disorders occur relatively rarely after an otoplasty. A small swelling can occur. Hardly any pain is to be expected after the operation. As a routine and prophylactic measure, you will receive medication and, if necessary, painkillers from us.

After the otoplasty, we recommend about 7 days of vacation. Afterward, the skin sutures and the head bandage can be removed. A headband should then be worn for a further 3 weeks to ensure the results of the operation. Sports activities can be started 3-4 weeks after the otoplasty.

There are different occasions for an otoplasty. The most common reason is protruding ears. They often lead to teasing. However, the auricle should be fully grown at the time of the ear operation. An operation is therefore possible from the age of 4-5 years. Most patients for this type of ear surgery are children between the ages of 4 and 14. The operation is identical for children and adults.