Prominent ear correction (otoplasty)

Prominent ear is seen in approximately one out of every 5 children. While it may be regarded as a cute deformity at a very young age, it can also be mockery at school age. It can cause psychological problems for children who are teased by their friends in this way.

What is the cause of prominent ear deformity?

Although the ear is not larger than normal in the ear deformity, it is that way. Since the ear is facing forward, it immediately draws attention at first glance. Whereas the ears are normally the least noticeable area on the face.

There are three main causes of prominent ear deformity:

  • 1. Ear folds are not clear enough
  • 2. Concha(ear hollow) is too deep
  • 3. Coexistence of these two deformities

Due to these reasons, the ear has a greater angle with the head than it should have, it turns forward instead of leaning and stands more apart.

At what age should a patient have an otoplasty?

By the age of 6 years, the ear size reaches 85% of the adult size. This surgery can be performed from this age.

How is an otoplasty performed?

Duration of otoplasty

It takes an average of 1-1.5 hours

What is the process after otoplasty?

Is there any scar from otoplasty?

Since the incision scars from surgery remain behind the ear and the angular aperture of the ear no longer exists, scars cannot be seen even from the backside.

Is the effect of otoplasty permanent?

The effect of prominent ear correction is permanent.

The corrected ear cannot revert after the procedure because the problem related to the formation and development of the cartilage structure in the ear will not relapse since structure development is over.

Does prominent ear correction affect hearing?

Simply, the prominent ear correction is an aesthetic operation and has nothing to do with the hearing function of the ear.

Is non-surgical ear correction treatment possible?

The only permanent solution to the treatment of the prominent ear is surgery.

Although some methods are mentioned such as the use of adhesives, pressing, fastening, and stitchless correction, these methods cannot treat the prominent ear, contrarily they may even be harmful.

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