Ear correction surgery corrects prominent or protruding ears. It is a simple and safe surgery that may be performed under local anesthesia. It enables patients to get rid of a common and very strong physical complex that may become a psychological distress.
This information sheet is issued by Dr Vincent Nguyen plastic surgeon in Paris, familiar with prominent ear surgery.
It provides all the information about the surgery, scars, recovery, before and after comparison photographs, Social Security coverage and the costs of otoplasty surgery.
What is a prominent ear?
A prominent ear is a group of ear deformities increasing prominence of the external ear. It results in 3 types of defects (see pictures):
Otoplasty is often performed on children to spare them ridicule, teasing or even bullying at school that may lead to psychological distress and poor academic performance.
What are the causes to prominent ears?
In most cases it is due to an isolated congenital anomaly. In rare cases it can be part of a more consequential birth facial defect syndrome or it may result from an injury.
What’s the goal of prominent ear correction?
The goal of prominent ear surgery is to improve the esthetic appearance of the ear by shaping the skin and cartilage behind the ear so that it looks less protruding. It gives the ear a natural shape with normal projection.
Otoplasty is usually performed on both ears but it is possible to have surgery on just one ear.
BEFORE EAR CORRECTION SURGERY:
AFTER EAR SURGERY:
When to get otoplasty?
Otoplasty can be done at any age from 7 to adulthood but it’s more common during childhood, as soon as the child is ready.
Are there visible scars?
The scar is hidden behind the ear (see picture).
Quelles sont les alternatives à l’otoplastie chirurgicale ?
Il est possible de mettre en place des implants définitifs pour recoller les oreilles. Ce procédé se pratique au cabinet médical, sous anesthésie locale, évitant ainsi la contrainte du bloc opératoire et les suites d’une otoplastie. Ce procédé révolutionnaire se nomme Earfold, vous trouverez toutes les informations ici.