Setting back prominent ears (otoplasty; pinnaplasty)
Approximately 1 to 2% of the population in the United Kingdom 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.
- Reduce the prominence of the ears
- Dressing worn for up to 10 days after surgery
- May be sore and tender after the surgery
- Risk that they may not hold properly and a need for further surgery