Ear Deformities Newport Beach
Prominent ears are the result of an underdeveloped antihelical fold, conchal hypertrophy (large bowl of the ear), or a combination of the two problems. The treatment of prominent ears is to have an otoplasty performed. This procedure is done on patients around 5-7 years of age. At this age, the majority of ear growth is completed and the children start to become self conscious about the appearance of their ears.
The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis and takes around two hours to complete. The operation is performed completely from behind the ear so that there are no visible scars present. The resulting scar is in the crease behind the ear.