The shape, size and position of ears is mostly predefined by genetics. Protruding ears may cause discomfort, because they are often the first thing noticed about a person. Surgical intervention should only be considered when a patient’s ears differ considerably from his or her desired ones.
The shape of ears can be changed and the protrusion decreased by moving and modelling the ear cartilage.
The surgery usually lasts for 1 to 2 hours. Children are usually operated under general anesthesia, adults under local anesthesia or under sedation anesthesia.
Returning to work after ear correction depends on the nature of the patient’s job. As a rule, the patients return to their everyday activities 3 to 4 days after the surgery.