This is the most common ear surgery, the aim of which is to correct protruding ears. This operation is frequently requested by adolescents and even children, due to the social and psychological problems caused by this deformity.
Surgery can be performed under general or local anaesthesia, depending on the age of the patient. An incision is made behind the ear to hide any scarring. The ears are bandaged for a week, after which stitches are removed and an elastic band is worn for two further weeks, to avoid folding of the ear during sleep.
The result of this operation is permanent. Refining is seldom necessary and complications are extremely rare.