Ear correction surgery helps people who consider their ears to be too prominent. In many cases the shape and lie of the ears is inherited, and a family trend can be seen. The most prominent ears often lack a normal fold, and sometimes one ear is more prominent than the other. People with prominent ears are sometimes teased, particularly during their school years, and this can lead to a loss of self confidence. Ear correction surgery can resolve this very quickly.
Ear correction surgery is a simple operation which adjusts the shape of the cartilage of the ear to allow the ear to lie closer to the side of the head. During ear correction surgery an incision is made behind the ear. The cartilage is then reshaped, any excess is removed and then sutured into a more normal position. Ear correction surgery takes about 30 minutes.
After ear correction surgery, the small scars are hidden behind the ears and are not noticeable.