Prominent Ear Correction (Otoplasty)
What is Prominent Ear Correction?
Prominent Ear Correction (Otoplasty), is a surgical procedure used to improve the position and shape of the ears.
Otoplasy can correct a birth defect of the ear structure that develops as we grow older, or can correct ear deformities caused either by injury or conditions such as lesions in the earlobe after piercing.
Especially in the case of misshapen (protruding) ears, where hereditary factors are involved and the majority of the problems are related to excessive cartilage formation, the correction of even minor deformities has considerable psychological benefits, improving self-esteem and social confidence.
In general, Prominent Ear Correction (Otoplasty) can treat:
- “protruding” ears (misshapen ears). The shape and size of the ears vary enormously between individuals, as well as between the two sides and are not associated with hearing loss.
- Ears “sticking out”. This is a rare condition which is called macrotia.
- Adults who are dissatisfied with a precedent ear surgical procedure
- Problems after piercing or injury.