1- Anesthesia to be applied during ear aesthetic surgery…

If your child is at young age, he may recommend that the operation be performed under general anesthesia, which allows him to sleep completely during the procedure.For older children and adults, most ear aesthetic surgeries can be performed under combination of local anesthesia and sedation. Thanks to this combination, despite a slight discomfort and sense of touch, the person is awake but relaxed, and ear area is completely devoid of pain and pain.

2- Surgical Procedure…

Although the ear aesthetic operation usually takes about 2 to 3 hours, this time may increase in operations that require complex operations. The technique to be used depends on the condition of the deformity.

In the most common technique performed, a skin incision (incision) is applied by a plastic surgeon to the skin behind the ear in such a way as to expose the ear cartilage. Then, after the cartilage is shaped into tissue, it bends backwards. Non-absorbent stitches can be used to ensure that the ear retains its new shape. Rarely, the plastic surgeon terminates the operation by removing a piece of cartilage to create a groove behind the ear.

In another technique, after making an incision similar to the back of the ear, excess skin can be removed and the ear can be shaped and retracted with the help of stitches from the inside without removing cartilage tissue.

3- After the operation…

In most cases, there is a vague mark left behind the ear after ear aesthetics, but this mark gradually becomes paler and will never be seen behind the ear over time. In some cases, although one ear is a scoop, it is necessary to intervene in both ears in order to ensure better symmetry

4- Return to Normality…

Although adults and children usually get up a few hours after the operation, you may want to stay overnight in the hospital with your child in order to wait for the effects of general anesthesia to completely disappear.

Immediately after the surgical procedure, a bandage is applied to the patient’s head in order to better shape the ear and prevent swelling. It is normal to have a slight itching and pain sensation in the ears that ends a few days after surgery, and it can be easily controlled with medications.

In a few days, the thick head bandage will be removed and a lighter and softer head wrap similar to a headband will be used. Be sure to follow the recommendations of your plastic surgeon about the use of this bandage, especially at night.

The stitches will usually be removed within 1 week or they will melt on their own.

Turkey Medicals Co-ordinator, “It is absolutely necessary to avoid every movement and activity that will cause the ear to bend forward for several months. Children can return to school 1 week after the operation, provided that they pay attention while playing. You can ask your child’s teacher to take care of your child for a few weeks.”



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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.


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