One of the most common facial cosmetic complaints is protruding ears, mainly caused by insufficient ear cartilage development, or/and an incorrect position of the ear in relation to the skull. This can lead to emotional distress, especially in children, as they may be bullied for it. Therefore, surgical correction is necessary for cosmetic reasons. Although this surgery can be performed at any age, it is preferable to complete the surgery before school-starting age in children if possible.
The surgery is performed via an incision to the back of the pinna which is barely detectable afterwards.
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The surgery is performed via an incision to the back of the pinna which is barely detectable afterwards. The shape and position of the exterior ear and the ear cartilage are altered. Once the cartilage and the ear is in the desired position it will be fixed and closed with absorbable sutures requiring no removal. Finally, an elastic bandage is applied for protection.
Apart from wearing a headband, no specific aftercare is required so that the surgical intervention will be forgotten after a few weeks; helpful for children undergoing the procedure.