Who is the ideal candidate for ear surgery?
Ear surgery is usually performed from 6 years of age. However, ear surgery can be performed to fix prominent ears, popularly known as blow ears, in children 6 years and older. At this age the ears have practically reached the size and development that they will have in adult life.
Below we provide an introduction to what you can expect from ear surgery.
An incision is usually made behind the ear, thus leaving an almost invisible scar. From this incision, the surgeon remodels the cartilage of the ear, making it fold in the appropriate places, reduces the depth of the shell and dries out the excess skin, if necessary.
Depending on the age of the patient to be treated, ear surgery can be performed under general or local anesthesia and usually takes 45 minutes to an hour.