Although they usually do not affect a person’s hearing, protruding ears can cause psychological and social problems from early childhood. In order to set protruding pinnae closer to the head, a simple operation can be performed under general or local anaesthetic.
Such operation is possible from the age of 6.
Depending upon the reconstruction required, your surgeon can apply three slightly different otoplastic techniques. The operation, which takes about an hour to complete, consists in placing a small incision in the crease behind the ear and reshaping the cartilage. Then the surgeon stitches the ear before bandaging the area.
It is also possible to reduce the size of the earlobes.
Such operation is performed under local anesthesia without requiring compression bandaging.