Ears can disturb the harmony of the face considerably. Superstition dealt a lot with the ears since it is an easily recognizable physical characteristic. "The man with great ears is very stupid but lives for long." (old German common saying)


The problem

The ears stick out more than normal because of the positioning of the pinna: its prominence or low-set positioning are frequent problems.

The intervention

During the operation an incision is made at the back of the pinna and a portion of the cartilaginous part of the ear is removed, then the curve of the ear is corrected. After that with the help of stitches the cartilage is fixed in a position so that the pinna clings closer to the skull. The operation is usually done with local anaesthetic, then a proper circumferential bandage is applied. After a short period of observation the patient can go home.

  • Anaesthetization:general or local anaesthetization
  • Duration of operation: 90-120 minutes
  • Hospital stay: 24 hours
  • Stich removal: 3 weeks after surgery
  • Control:2nd day, 7th day, 14th day, 21th day, 6th week, 3rd month, 6th month, 1 year

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