Deformed ears with visible defects can cause serious psychological and aesthetic problems to the individual. There are two known reasons for the external ear deformities. The first one suggests that during the prenatal development the embryo failed to develop antihelix. The second is the oversized concha of the external year.
Luckily, deformed ears are easy to correct. The surgery is short and extremely effective. It uses extremely tiny threads, which follow the pinna (external ear) and giving it natural shape and symmetric looks.
Otoplasty for children – when is the right time?
The best period for a child to undergo an ear correction surgery is between its fifth and sixth year. The reason is that the external ear is still developing before that. Unfortunately, a lot of kids with ear deformities and defects are often bullied by their peers. This is why otoplasty is important not only for the aesthetics but also for the normal psychosocial development of the child.
How long is the recovery period?
This is a very quick surgery and it requires only local anesthesia. Patients very rarely experience post-operational pain or discomfort of any kind.