BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS
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Anyone who has protruding ears has experienced self-consciousness and possibly ridicule or teasing about this problem as a child. The ideal time for surgery is just before school starts, at age 5, when most of the ear development has already occurred. However, many patients make it into adulthood without having their protruding ears corrected.
What Causes the Ears to Stand Out?
The ears stand out because their development in the uterus was not finished. The last step—the ears folding back—did not happen. Fortunately, plastic surgical correction is very effective.
Surgery Requires Finesse
A setback otoplasty is not an easy procedure. It takes considerable attention to detail on the part of the surgeon to avoid telltale signs of surgery and to prevent overcorrection, so that the ears don’t look like they are stuck to the sides of the head. The incision is hidden in the crease behind the ear. The surgery is not painful and, in experienced hands the complication rate is low.