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Prominent Ear

Prominent ear, also known as bat ears or protruding ears, is a common condition where the ears stick out more prominently than desired from the head. This condition can occur due to a variety of factors, including genetics, underdevelopment of the folds in the ear cartilage, or a combination of both. Prominent ears can affect individuals of all ages, often leading to self-consciousness and psychological distress, particularly in children. However, prominent ear correction surgery, known as otoplasty, offers a safe and effective solution to address this concern.

During otoplasty, incisions are typically made behind the ear to access the cartilage, allowing the surgeon to reshape and reposition the ears closer to the head. Permanent sutures may be used to secure the newly sculpted cartilage in place, resulting in a more natural and aesthetically pleasing ear position. Otoplasty is commonly performed under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia, depending on the patient's preference and the complexity of the procedure.

Recovery from prominent ear correction surgery is relatively quick, with most individuals able to return to their regular activities within a week or two. While otoplasty carries risks like infection, bleeding, or asymmetry, choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon with experience in ear surgery can minimize these risks and optimize outcomes. Overall, prominent ear correction surgery can provide lasting improvements in appearance and self-confidence, allowing individuals to feel more comfortable and confident in their own skin.

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