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Ear Aesthetic (Prominent Ear)

What is Prominent Ear?

Prominent ear deformity is when the ear extends more vertically from the head when viewed from the front or appears more prominently when viewed from behind. There are many names such as prominent ear, prominent ear, sail ear.


One or both ears can be affected in prominent ear deformity, which is a common deformity in the community. This situation does not cause any health problems, but it can affect the person psychologically; It can cause problems especially in primary school-age children.

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What is the Cause of Prominent Ear Appearance?

In the ear, there are anatomical folds called antihelix, spoon-like cartilage structures called concha (auricle). Prominent ear appearance can be caused by different abnormalities in these anatomical structures.

Three conditions cause this appearance
Less antihelical curvature than normal
The fact that the auricle, called the concha, has grown more than necessary
Combination of the above two conditions

Before the operation, each of these anatomical structures is carefully evaluated and the treatment is planned accordingly.

When Can Prominent Ear Surgery Be Performed?

Ear development continues rapidly after birth, and development is largely completed at 5-6 years of age. It is more appropriate to perform the surgery at this age, which coincides with the preschool period of children, as it will also provide psychological benefits. After these ages, surgery can be performed at any age.

Ear Aesthetics

Otoplasty is a surgical procedure for people who are unhappy with the shape or size of their ears.


Aesthetic Beauty: Making the ears have a more aesthetic appearance makes the person’s face look more balanced and attractive.


Increased Self-Confidence: Satisfaction after surgery can increase a person’s self-confidence.


Solving Functional Problems: Otoplasty can correct functional problems caused by ear shape or size.


Reflecting Personal Style: Surgery allows the shape of the ears to be customized to suit one’s preferences.


Comfort During Physical Activities: Straightening the ears more accurately can provide comfort during sports or physical activities.

Frequently Asked Questions

The duration of pain after otoplasty (prominent ear) surgery may vary from person to person and depending on the surgery. However, pain usually lasts for approximately 2 days after otoplasty. This is a process that can be expected after surgery and is considered normal by many physicians. The pain is usually manageable and can be relieved with painkillers recommended by the doctor. It is important to follow your doctor's recommendations throughout the post-operative recovery process to ensure a comfortable recovery.

Otoplasty surgery is an effective method to completely eliminate prominent ear problems. This surgery aims to correct excessive protruding ears or unwanted deformities. If the surgery is performed correctly, the results are permanent and can last a lifetime.

The likelihood of scarring after prominent ear surgery is quite low. This surgery is performed using modern plastic surgery techniques and advanced suture materials. During the surgical intervention, minimal incisions are made and stitches are placed carefully. Therefore, postoperative stitch scars are often almost invisible or barely visible.


This minimizes the chances of patients having to deal with aesthetic issues or scars later on and allows the results of the surgery to present a natural and beautiful appearance.

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