Reading time is 1 mins

Dipper Ear Aesthetics

The most common aesthetic problem we see in the ear is scoop ear disorder. The main problem here is the weakness of the cartilage. As a result of this weakness, folds in the ear do not form and open to the side.

Scooped ear is a congenital disorder, so the most common group of patients are school-age children. During this period, children may be subjected to ridicule, and this situation significantly affects their school achievements and relationships. For this reason, the most appropriate time for surgery is around the age of 6 (before starting school). But bucket ear surgeries can also be performed during adulthood.

Bucket Ear Surgery

Scoop ear surgery can be performed with local or general anesthesia. According to the deformity of the ear, various techniques can be used. Only if there is flattening and lateral opening in the cartilage, this disorder can be corrected with suture techniques after the incision made from the back. However, sometimes in addition to these, the deepest part of the outer ear (the part we call the turbinate) can be very October. In this case, only the suture technique is not enough, it may be necessary to shrink by removing a part from that area, but then a disorder due to cartilage weakening may develop. In order to prevent this, an incision is made here, the part we call the turbinate is divided into two and the parts are shifted on top of each other without being removed. For this reason, aside from weakening the cartilage, it actually becomes stronger.

After the surgery, you need to wear a band called athlete’s band for at least 3 weeks, the mark is not visible because it remains behind the ear. This operation is relatively easy, but it is an operation that has a great impact on patients. Doing it at a child’s age gives better results, but it can also be done easily in adulthood.

Assoc. Dr.



Follow me
President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


Our website contents consist of articles approved by our Web and Medical Editorial Board with the contributions of our physicians. Our contents are prepared only for informational purposes for public benefit. Be sure to consult your doctor for diagnosis and treatment.
Medically Reviewed by Professor Doctor Alper Demirbaş
Follow me
Latest posts by Medically Reviewed by Professor Doctor Alper Demirbaş (see all)