Otoplasty can correct a defect in the ear structure that is present at birth that becomes apparent with development or it can treat misshapen ears caused by injury.
If protruding or disﬁgured ears bother you or your child, you may consider plastic surgery.
- Overly large ears: a condition called macrotia
- Protruding ears occurring on one or both sides in varying degrees : not associated with hearing loss
- Adult dissatisfaction with previous ear surgery
- Healthy, without a life-threatening illness or untreated chronic ear infections
- Generally 5 years old, or when a child's ear cartilage is stable enough for correction
- Cooperative and follow instructions well
- Able to communicate their feelings and do not voice objections when surgery is discussed
- Healthy individuals who do not have a life-threatening illness or medical conditions that can impair healing
- Individuals with a positive outlook and specific goals in mind for ear surgery
- Ear surgery is a highly individualized procedure and you should do it for yourself, not to fulfill someone else's desires or to try to ﬁt any sort of ideal image.
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Last updated: Dec 23, 2017 2:03 am