Posted on: December 11th, 2008
It is quite common for people to be born with congenital deformities of the ears. One of the most common birth deformities that we are born with are prominent ears. This gives the appearance of a Dumbo like appearance with marked protrusion of the ears from the side of the head. It is not uncommon for children to be teased because of these prominent ears. Women who continue to have these prominent ears cover their ears not commonly with their long hair and are very hesitant to wear their hair up.
In order to correct this problem, surgery is required. In this procedure, incisions are made behind the ear and the excess cartilage is either removed or bent backwards. The scar is essentially invisible. The surgery is approximately 1 1/2 hours and the person needs to know that there will be bruising and swelling of the ears for 2-3 weeks. The patient must wear sterile protection of the ears for on week. It is generally recommended that the individual take one week off work.
Patients are extremely pleased with the results of this procedure. The woman is able to wear her hair up and the male individual is not self-conscious about these very prominent ears.