Children with ears that do not fit the normal pattern very often suffer from hurtful teasing especially from other children. An ear correction is the treatment of protruding ears in children or the reduction of very large ears. In most cases, very good long-term results can be achieved. Since a clearly visible problem is resolved and this is also immediately recognised by others a significant positive feeling is experienced.
The possibilities and limitations of an ear correction
Usually, the ear correction leads to very pleasing results. The shape and size of the ear can be significantly and gradually improved.
In the case of hearing that is challenged, the use of ear implants is often included in the procedure in order to achieve a visually appealing result.
Before each operation there is a comprehensive consultation by the attending physician. It can be very helpful for you to write down a few questions beforehand. Do not hesitate to ask anything you are interested in and, if necessary, check back by phone at a later date or at another meeting.
The risks of ear correction
In general, surgical procedures on the ear are associated with a low risk when performed by an experienced aesthetic plastic surgeon.
With an ear correction, however, complications cannot be completely ruled out and cannot be predicted in individual cases. For example, the extent and duration of swelling and bruising that can be expected after each surgery vary with each individual. It is extremely rare to develop an infection of the wound area. In this case if the infection is treated the results of the procedure are not affected. Occasionally it can also lead to wound healing disorders in the ears, which are discussed in detail before the operation. For example, the delayed healing in diabetics, smokers and patients with blood clotting disorders.