Protruding ears are a common problem that is not as a disease but disturbs individuals due to their appearance. Developments in medicine make it possible to easily fix this issue.
What Are Protruding Ears and What Are Its Causes?
Ears become prominent when the antihelical fold is underdeveloped or absent, or if the cartilage tissue is too soft. It can affect one or both ears. This condition can easily be repaired through cosmetic surgery.
The causes of protruding ears can be listed as follows:
- Congenital or genetic factors,
- Soft ear cartilage,
- Underdeveloped or absent antihelical fold,
- A large angle between the ear and the head.
Cosmetic Ear Surgery
Protruding ears have been an important problem even in older times. It is now possible to correct this condition with a simple operation. This procedure is performed under local or general anesthesia (determined by the surgeon) under hospital conditions. It takes approximately 1-1.5 hours and does not require hospitalization. Surgical scars will remain behind the ear and thus, will not be visible. We will shape the ear cartilage during the operation and the recovery will take 1-2 weeks. Hearing will not be affected during the healing process. The person will no longer have protruding ears, they will have the appearance they desire.
Ear Operation and Age
Prominent ears of both adults and children can be treated with this operation. Children need to be able to comfortably communicate with their peers for a healthy social development. Ear development of a child will be complete by age 6, and the operation will be possible after this age. Cosmetic ear surgery can be performed on adults of any age.