Differences in the position of the ears tends to generate a stigmatizing condition. Surgical correction of deviations from the ear constitutes one of the cosmetic procedures listed in infancy. The so-called “jug ears” is a condition that can lead to serious psychological disorders by low self-esteem and ideas of worthlessness observed in both children and adults. The appearance of separate and protruding ears often also give an image of intellectual disability, a fact used by several comic characters who want to portray humorous clumsy person, putting their ears in “shameful” position. Plastic surgery corrects the position of the ears and contour cartilage and may cause significant aesthetic improvements.
In general children as young as 5 years old, but can also be performed in adults.
from 90 to 120 minutes.
Children, usually, general anesthesia. Adults, local anesthesia with sedation.
Outpatient 2-12 hours after the surgery.
Back to work or school as usual from the second day. Sports, one to two months. Patients should use compression to sleep in the first 3 weeks, for protection.
Reduce the size of large ears and put protruding ears closer to the head. Bring facial balance.
Incisions are, in general, behind the ear.. The scar is small and situated behind the ear, usually very well hidden. The cartilages are treated and the excess removed, reestablishing the shape and position.
that pain can be treated with painkillers. Swelling, redness, numbness in the first week after surgery. Results improve after the second week.