Correction of prominent ears.
The external ear, or auricular pavilion, usually stays few millimeters laterally away from the head. In some cases, during childhood growth, the pavilion becomes more separated from the head’s profile and goes more anterior, this is what is called prominent ear.
In any moment of someone’s life, from late childhood it is possible to easily correct this mild but unpleasant deformity, which can cause a psychological trauma on a young patient.
The patient lies on the back just turning his head left or right. The operation is carried out under local anesthesia and/or sedation. If it carried out under local he/she will collaborate during operation otherwise the surgeon will adjust head position.
You can leave the clinic the same day or the day after. A compressive garment must be worn for about 4 weeks. During the first days it might be uncomfortable sitting down, however it quickly improves.
Stitches are all resorbable and don’t need to be removed; however a control will be made at 1, 2 and 4 weeks.
The final results can be seen after two months after all the swelling has faded away.