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Big and prominent ears can have a very bad effect on the self-confidence of children and teenagers. Cosmetic surgery on the big and prominent ear causes the ear to be placed in the right place near the head and reduce its size. Ear surgery can be performed in children as in adults. Regarding performing ear surgery on children, the best time is the age of 5-6 years before the child enters school.

Surgical technique

During ear surgery, an incision is made in the back of the ear and the extra cartilage is removed. Then the rest of the cartilage is fixed in place with a proper technique. In some patients, the ear cartilage will need to be reconstructed to achieve a better aesthetic result. The surgical incision behind the patient’s ear will completely disappear after healing.

Duration of surgery

Ear surgery takes about one and a half to two hours.


General anesthesia is used for ear surgery in children, and local anesthesia or superficial drowsiness induction is used in adults.

Inpatient status

There is usually no need to be hospitalized after ear surgery.

side effects

Swelling, redness, tingling and numbness of the operation area are temporary side effects of ear surgery.


Possible side effects of ear surgery include the following:
  • Ear cartilage infection
  • Excessive scarring at the surgical incision site
  • Recurrence of ear protrusion
In cases where the complication has recurred for any reason, after at least 6 months to a year, you can perform surgery again. recovery After ear surgery and dressing the operation site, it is recommended to use a headband to prevent damage to the ear. The stitches are usually removed in 7 to 10 days, after which the patient is asked to wear a headband for another two weeks to keep the ear in the right position. It is recommended for the patient to use a headband for a few weeks after the operation, especially when sleeping, to prevent ear damage.
Usually, the results of ear surgery are permanent.

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