This type of surgery, called “otoplasty”, is requested by those people who suffer with large or protruding ears, the shape and the contour are corrected in one or two hours. With local anaesthetic and performed as an out patient procedure, without being admitted to the hospital.
What is the cause of prominent ears?
It is a congenital malformation, of a family nature; therefore it is not odd if it is passed on from parents to their children.
What type of anaesthesia is needed?
In nearly all cases the procedure is carried out under local anaesthetic.
At what age is the intervention most recommended?
The sooner the better. Psychologists recommend that it be carried out before the child starts school.