Protruding ears, popularly also called "floppy ears", is a common cause of complexes. Many children are bullied them, but adults may be hampered by floppy ears. Otoplasty, or surgery of the ears, may solve the problem.
Most cosmetic procedures are only performed in adults, after the body is fully grown. The treatment of protruding ears is one of the few operations that can be carried out even in children. Usually, the surgery can take place from the age of 6 years. So the problem can be corrected at the beginning of the primary school so that the child not be ridiculed or bullied will be.
The surgery is fairly simple. At the back of the pinna is made an incision, and then the doctor takes the cartilage in a normal form. The incision is sutured and a special dressing is applied there in order to keep the swelling as minimal as possible and to keep the handles in the correct position. Usually, the surgery can be done under local anesthesia. However, in very small children, they prefer general anesthesia.
After an ear correction, the patient usually recovers fairly quickly. Still, it is appropriate to two weeks after the pressure bandage was removed, wear a hair band during the night. It is recommended not to do sport for three weeks. The ears may remain swollen and tender for a while, but it fades away quickly. The final result is fully achieved after 3 month.
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