In contrast to the majority of other operations in the field of
cosmetic surgery, prominent ears are usually corrected at a school
or pre school age. This is in order to save the youngsters any unnecessary
emotional stress and any psychological consequences. Essentially
the aim of the operation is to remove tension within the ear cartilage,
caused by the protruding.
Although today ear correction is a routine operation, it requires
experience and skill for success. There are essentially two s
for correcting the most common wrong positioning of prominent ears:
If the inner ear conch is too large then cartilage mass is removed
with a scalpel via an incision from behind the ear that is later non
visible. In this way it is possible by molding to remove cartilage
tension and to bring the ear cartilage into the desired form. If the
ear conch folds are not adequately developed then the available cartilage
in the front ear relief is carefully removed. By doing so, the ear
is changed into the desired position.
Local anesthetic is standard for adults, but in the case of children
usually general anesthetic.
| Post operation
A bandage must be worn all day long for a week after the operation.
A further 5 weeks at night and 3 weeks during the day, a forehand
bandage is necessary in order to avoid an accidental folding over
of the ears during sleep.
Minor bleeding around the cuts and infections of the skin or of the
cartilage are possible after the correction. These are treated with
antibiotics. The stitches are mostly self-dissolving and so as a rule
must not be taken out.
Healing should be checked by your GP about 10 days after the .
| Clinic residence
| Healing period
The wound takes about a week to heal. The ear conch remains relatively
sensitive for six to eight weeks after the operation. Due to the
fact that the incisions lie behind the ear, scars are almost never
visible after completely healing up.
| Chances of
|| Ear conch correction, as a rule, gives good results. As with all
cosmetic surgery it is not possible to guarantee success. Pre-requirements
for the operation are realistic expectations as well as a good physical
and psychological condition.