Yes, a fact that contributes to the dramatic improvement in the psychology of both adults and children.
Many people are born with prominent ears which can negatively affect their self-esteem and have a negative psychological impact on children from the very first grades of school. “Prominent ears” or poppy-out ears is a common problem and occurs in about 5% of the population. The main causes are aplasia, hyperplasia or malformation of one or more anatomical components of the ear (helix, antihelix, concha, and lobule). Ear surgery, otherwise known as otoplasty, is a very safe surgical procedure that can reshape the ear.
The incisions are well hidden behind the ear and in some cases cartilage due to hypertrophy is removed from the conchal area. This is a relatively painless procedure that guarantees the patient an excellent result.
From a very young age this operation can be performed, especially from the age of six years, since from this very young age 80% of the final size of our ears has already been developed.
No, the patient returns home the same day. It is performed using local anesthesia and sedation when the patient is 15 years of age or older and if younger general anesthesia is performed.
Initially, sutures are removed on the 5th day after the surgery. For the first 3 weeks the patient wears a special elastic bandage on his head to achieve immobilization of his ears. After this period the cartilage’s healing is completed and in 6 months time the scars almost disappear.
Some examples from our results
- Case 1