Prominent ears can be a source of ridicule and embarrassment, particularly for children. Often, people who feel their ears protrude too far from their head will try to conceal their ears with longer hairstyles or hats.
The problem is usually a lack of adequate folding of the ear cartilage such that instead of folding back on itself, the ear cartilage continues as a large bowl-shape. The prominent ear can be surgically corrected to a more aesthetically pleasing shape with a lower profile from the head.
During the procedure, through an incision behind the ear, the cartilage is reshaped to the desired contour using stitches placed in the rear of the ear, which do not show after surgery. Usually the recovery is rapid and relatively painless.
Patient satisfaction is very high with this procedure.