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Dipper Ear Aesthetics in Turkey

The ladle ear defect, which is congenital and can be ridiculed by peers at school age, can negatively affect school achievement, especially before adolescence and adolescence, and creates a self-confidence problem in the child.

Generally, the preferred time periods for bucket ear aesthetic surgery are preschool and semester holidays.

School Success of Children with Scoop Ears May Decrease

In children with scoop ears, the size of the ear is actually normal. However, the angle between the ear and the decapitation is higher than normal. The auricle develops forward. This makes the ear look bigger than it is. This is due to the fact that the ear cartilage has not fully developed. Especially in the upper part of the ear, the folds disappear and the auricle becomes flattened. Scoop ear defect is congenital. It can also occur only in one ear, which creates a serious symmetry problem. If ladle ear deformation is not treated, it can lead to psychological problems and sadness for boys and girls at the age of development. Being subjected to excessive ridicule, especially in the school environment, directly affects the success and motivation in the lessons, and can lead to the child becoming withdrawn over time.

The Lower Age Limit for Bucket Ear Aesthetics is 6

The lower age limit for aesthetic surgery is 6. This is due to the fact that the development of all tissues of the human ear is completed by 90 percent by this age. bucket ear aesthetics, which is performed before the age of 6, can negatively affect the development of the ear and the results of the operation. That is why it is not preferred.

Dipper Ear Aesthetics with Rope during the Half-Year Holiday

Scoop ear aesthetics is performed with two separate methods. Rope hanging method and surgical method. The rope hanging method is performed under local anesthesia. The preference for this method is determined after the doctor’s examination. The ears are rescued from the bucket position with special ropes, laid backwards and brought to a stable state. The angle of the ear with the head is placed in the ideal position. It is performed on average in 30 minutes. There are no surgical wounds and no suture marks.

In this method, which has maintained its permanence for many years, the recovery period passes comfortably. The patient is discharged on the same day, bleeding occurs. During the first period of the healing process, special headbands are used for a few days to ensure that the ear fits perfectly, is protected from external impacts and does not deform in bed. The patient can easily do his daily tasks the next day. Mini bandages behind the ear are removed within a day or two. Especially the semester period is enough time for the healing process of children.

How is Bucket Ear Correction Surgery Performed?

Patients whose ear structure is not suitable are getting rid of the scoop ear problem by surgical method after examination. If the cartilage structure is dense, the ear tissues are hard and there is an anatomically advanced deformity, bucket ear correction surgery is performed. With bucket ear surgery, two ears are treated under general anesthesia in an average of 1.5 hours. With the incision opened from the back of the ear, the tissues positioned forward are tilted back, ear folds are formed and aesthetic appearance is achieved.

The patient is usually kept under observation in the hospital for 24 hours. He can return home the next day. Edema and bruising in the ear are extremely normal. These reach a minimal level in 1 week and disappear in the following days. The dressings are changed after 2 days. wearing an ear bandage for 1 to 1.5 months allows you to sleep comfortably on the ear at night. Mild pain that will occur in the ear after surgery is relieved with medications. The surgical scar and aesthetic stitches are very difficult to notice because they will be behind the ear, at the curved border that the ear makes with the head. It takes 2 to 3 months for the ear to fit completely. The result of the surgery is permanent.

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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.


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