Prominent Ear Correction Surgery 101

Prominent ear correction surgery can help resolve prominent or protruding ears. The procedure is a form of aesthetic ear surgery, and it can help tackle several issues, including ear size, shape and position. If you feel self-conscious about the size or shape of your ears, have you considered ear correction surgery? Let’s take a look at what the procedure involves and how it could help you. 

What is Prominent Ear Correction Surgery?

Prominent ear correction surgery is also known as otoplasty, or ear reshaping surgery. In general, genes largely dictate the shape and size of your ears. This means that ears can differ massively from one person to another. Like any facial cosmetic treatment, ear correction surgery has the power to increase confidence and make a huge difference in your life. 

The procedure aims to reshape or reduce the ears so that they don’t stick out or protrude abnormally. While reducing the protrusion, the surgery can also create a natural appearance when viewed from the side. All this creates the desired shape, size, and position. 

The surgery itself lasts between one to two hours. Your surgeon will make an incision in the groove of skin behind the ears, where your ears meet your head. The ear cartilage is then reshaped or reduced to create a balanced and asymmetrical look. 

You will need up to one week off work with full recovery taking about four to six weeks. Patients tend to go back to normal activities in one week, but avoid strenuous activities and exercise until the six-week mark. Depending on your surgery, your surgeon will develop a recovery schedule based on each patient. You should see the final results in approximately three months. 

What Can Prominent Ear Correction Surgery Treat?

The primary objective of prominent ear correction surgery is to restore a natural appearance of the ears that’s in balance with your facial features. The procedure can treat a variety of issues, including:

  • Large ear lobes 
  • Ear size 
  • Wrinkles 
  • Reshape ear cartilage 

If you always feel like your ears are getting in the way of wearing your hair how you would like or make you feel self-conscious, prominent ear correction surgery can greatly improve your confidence. The procedure can give your self-esteem a boost and solve many ear-related issues. 

Who is the Ideal Candidate for Ear Correction Surgery?

When you seriously start to consider prominent ear correction surgery, naturally you think about who the ideal candidate is for the procedure. Firstly, if you find yourself with any of the following, this surgery may be the right solution for you:

  • Prominent or protruding ears 
  • Damaged ears and ear lobes 
  • Asymmetrical ears
  • Lack of confidence and self-esteem from your ears
  • Poor results from a previous ear surgery 

With any plastic surgery, it’s essential to understand the risks. Potential risks of ear correction surgery, include:

  • Abnormal scarring 
  • Discomfort, bruising and swelling 
  • Infection 
  • Numbness
  • Ear asymmetry 
  • Bleeding 

The ideal candidate is a non-smoker in good health. In particular, for ear correction surgery, you can’t have any chronic or ongoing untreated ear infection. Your surgeon will explain everything you need to know during your consultation and prepare you for your treatment, both mentally and physically. 

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